Friday, May 27, 2011

Two Days, Two Visits with Friends

On Wednesday we were invited to Bob & Maggie’s house to spend the day exploring the Bellingham area.  Their house is in Sudden Valley, a suburb of Bellingham built next to Lake Whatcom.  It’s heavily forested and next to a golf course.


They have beautiful hand carved wood plaque in their entry way.


The first place we went to was Fairhaven, and early part of the city that retains historical charm.  There are many unique shops and restaurants.



After walking through the shops and buying a few thing, we left to go to lunch at the Harborside Bistro in the Hotel Bellwether.  It had great views of the harbor and yacht basin, and the food was first class.

After lunch we went to Bob & Maggie’s unique storage unit.  They own this unit, like a condo, and it’s big enough to store their motorhome and cars, plus a lot of other things.


Yes, that’s a Rolls Royce! And we’re going for a ride around town,


Grey Poupon anyone! Do you remember the commercials?


The ladies look pretty good in there.  We toured all of the area North including Birch Bay and the Semiahmoo Resort, where the Rolls fit right in.


It was tough to park the Rolls back in the storage unit, and go back to riding in Bob’s Mercedes.  Tough duty.

On Thursday we went south of our campground to Burlington to visit another of our RVing friends, Joe & Phyllis Beebe.  They live in a beautiful house high on a hill overlooking the foothills and the cascade mountain range.


As you can tell, the weather has not been cooperating during our visit up here in Washington.  It’s been pretty much the same every day, but we haven’t let it affect our enthusiasm.  Here’ Joe & Phyllis’s living room and kitchen.



Joe actually built that table and his media center.  And he designed his whole house over two years on a computer.  On one side of the house is a two car garage and on the other side is the motorhome storage. 

We had a great lunch at Lorenzo’s Mexican Restaurant.  The owner live two houses down from where the Beebe’s live.  I had the crab enchiladas and they were very good, the best I’ve had outside of California.

After some more conversation, we left Burlington and headed back to Fairhaven.  Linda had spotted a bead store she wanted to explore, and I saw a bookstore I wanted to explore.  So, a new book for me, and some additional beads for Linda to make into beautiful creations. 

We’re really enjoying this trip.

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