This weekend, we went on a road trip! It was so much fun and I saw so many things! I’m trying to remember them all so I can write them down. It’s a good thing we took lots of pictures to help me tell the story!
The whole road trip took almost 200 miles in the car, and here’s a map of where we went! You can click on it (or any of the pictures) make them bigger.
We went all the way from Seattle to Bellingham on a big, fast freeway and then back home on little roads where we saw horses and cows and farms and even a hang-glider!
When we got to Bellingham, we went to two museums. My Great-Grandma Margaret was born in Bellingham and Annie was looking for pictures of what the town looked like back then.
We didn’t find a lot but I really liked this picture of a girl who was learning to fly in 1928. That was 85 years ago, wow! I think she’s cool and that’s why I asked Annie to take a picture of the picture.
Soon it was time to leave Bellingham and start the trip home. Annie took a lot of pictures and she put there here.
Annie said we would be going down the Chuckanut Highway, one of the most scenic roads on the West Coast. She’s right, it was really pretty and we stopped at a scenic viewpoint to take some pictures. I thought I had seen a lot of water already, but there was every MORE water here! I did not know that Washington had so many islands, either!
We drove for a while and then I saw some horses and waved at them. They were busy eating, so they didn’t wave back.
Annie said to look up out the window and I saw some big birds flying. She said they were golden eagles and they must have a nest close by but we didn’t find one.
Just about the time I was starting to get bored of being in the car, we went over a big bridge and then Annie said it was time to take some pictures and do some walking. Yay, I liked that idea!
We started walking over a really big bridge, it was very high and the water was very far below. It was also very windy and I do NOT like wind because it might blow me away. So I stayed inside Annie’s bag where it was safe and warm.
Annie found a place where it wasn’t so windy and then I came out and we took a picture of me and the bridge. She told me the big bridge is called the Deception Pass Bridge.
Right next to my head in the picture is a beach and we were hiked all the way down there! We took a picture of where we had been, walking on the bridge. I have never seen such a tall bridge before but I really like it. And I wasn’t scared of being so high because Annie took care of me. There’s more pictures of our bridge walking here.
We got back in the car and Annie said we were going to take a ferry to go home. I didn’t know what a ferry was so she told me it’s a big boat that carries cars and people across the water.
Guess what? We were on an island and I didn’t even know it! When we went over that bridge, we entered Whidbey Island and now we needed to get back to the mainland to get to our house.There’s too much water between the rest of the island and Seattle, so they have ferries to move people and cars and bikes back and forth. I think that’s so cool.
I was excited but I was also tired from the hike so I took a nap while Annie drove to the ferry. I woke up when she turned the car off. “Where’s the ferry?” I asked because I didn’t see any boats. We had to wait in a line for the next ferry to come. Annie asked me if I wanted to see something amazing, and of course I said “YES!” We walked to the end of the pier and this is what we saw.
Pretty amazing, right? There were mountains that big in a long line as far as we could see. Annie said they are the Cascade Mountains and they are even bigger when you get close to them.
I heard a really big horn and jumped. It was our ferry coming to get us! We hurried back to the car and then we drove onto the ferry like a parade of cars. There were a lot of cars, maybe 50 cars, Annie said. The red car is our car. We were the first car in our row!
The big horn went off again and then I felt kind of funny. We were moving! Annie took me up to the top of the ferry so I could see the mountains and the water (she said it’s called Puget Sound but it doesn’t make any noise).
It was kind of windy, so I sat on a bench and looked out the window. I liked the ferry ride a lot!
One more freeway, Annie told me, and then we’ll be home. There were a lot of cars on the freeway so we didn’t go very fast.
I must have fallen asleep because it was almost dark when the car stopped. Annie grabbed her camera and me and we ran across the street to a little park where there were a lot of people with cameras. I rubbed my eyes to wake up and it was like I was still dreaming: I saw the Space Needle and all the tall buildings in Seattle and a really big mountain too. Goodnight, Seattle, we said as the moon rose and we slowly drove the rest of the way home.