Playing Tourist in my Own State: Bellingham, Washington

Perfect summer weather is probably the best excuse for an adventure.  Sticking to my summer goal of exploring more of my home-state, this weekend led me up north to Bellingham, Washington.  The Friday night drive on I-5 with my dog took a huge turn when my car broke down right in the middle of the freeway in what felt like the middle of no where in farmland.  After about an hour of sitting on the side of the freeway with people pulling over to see what was up, I was finally able to get back on my way (thank god for AAA, and my dad’s car who saved the day).

Starting Saturday off right, I played tourist on the Western Washington University campus and enjoyed a fun little trip down to the water to Boulevard Park.

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Walking through Red Square on campus was relaxing and a great way to enjoy quiet and peaceful scenery.  Walking by the campus’ famous fountain and its artwork was like walking through an outdoor museum.  What made it even more enjoyable was the cloudless sky and the beaming sunlight.

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Walking by all of the brick buildings was a picture perfect landscape setting with each flower bed garden and colorful assortment of flowers.  Walking by each flower bed, I just couldn’t resist taking pictures of each.

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Ending Saturday’s adventure at Boulevard Park on the water was probably my favorite part of the day.  The park had the perfect little boardwalk next to the train tracks, a cafe, and beach rocks next to the water.  Not only was it fun for me, but also for my dog who loved wandering the little beach area.  After visiting one of Bellingham’s beach parks, it only makes me want to explore the rest and adventure more around Bellingham on this fun weekend trip.


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