Out and About with kids: A day trip to Whidbey Island
On Saturdays, we often like to hop aboard a ferry and go on a little day adventure. Come Saturday, I am more than ready for a change of scenery and an escape from every day life. Day adventures are great especially when you have small children because you can decide at the last minute to go and you don't have the hassle of packing or the added expense of overnight accommodations. I spent most of childhood criss crossing the state going on different day trips with my family, so driving a couple hours in the car for the day does not feel like a big deal. As an added bonus, Jasper loves the thrill of riding on the ferry and you can't help but feel like you have gone somewhere exciting.
Jasper has THE BEST reactions and for once I was fast enough to capture it! He was delighted by the seagulls diving down into the water for fish, the other ferries passing by and the fishing boat off in the distance.
We took the ferry to Whidbey Island and had lunch at Knead and Feed. Their sandwiches, soups and homemade cookies always seem to call my name when we are not hiking in the mountains.
A little pre lunch rocking throwing.
Knead and Feed's cinnamon rolls are always a tempting choice, especially straight out of the oven.
On weekends, Knead and Feed serves breakfast all day long. Jasper enjoyed demolishing his pancake while Cameron and I had soup and a sandwich.
After a late lunch we hiked the short distance to Ebey's Landing and were delighted when we saw a hang glider showing off his stuff. It was cold and extremely windy, but such a fantastic way to end our little adventure on Whidbey Island.
I hope through these little day trips I am able to instill in Jasper an appreciation for what a fantastic place he lives.
Then we headed home with a pocket full of memories and camera full of images I will treasure all my days.