My Second Home: Whidbey Island

Growing up I frequently visited Whidbey Island to spend time with my grandparents and other relatives who live on the island.  Considering the fact I’ve visited the island thousands of times, I consider myself a partial island girl since it’s basically my second home.  I love being able to go down by the water every once in a while and take the short ferry ride from the Mukilteo ferry dock to Clinton because it’s always fun and something different than what I’m used to as a city girl relying on driving everywhere.  I’ll admit it’s a bit of a pain to wait in the long ferry lines on busy travel days, but with Mukilteo Lighthouse Park and a couple restaurants by the waterfront right next to the ferry lines, it only lifts your mood and eases the travel process.

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Since I spend most of my time on Whidbey on the south side of the island, I rarely visit the north side.  However, yesterday was the perfect summer day to head up north toward Oak Harbor and take a day trip to Deception Pass with my boyfriend, Josh, for his first visit to Whidbey Island.

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Walking across the two bridges at Deception Pass, climbing around underneath the bridges, visiting one of the beach parks, laying out in the sun with good company, and capturing each moment on camera was the perfect way to spend the perfect day.

After adventuring around Deception Pass for 4 hours Josh and I visited the Blue Fox Drive-In Movie Theater in Oak Harbor which had to be the perfect ending to the day.  I had never been to a drive-in movie theater, and as soon as we arrived to the theater as the sun was setting I immediately loved it.   It was a mixture of feeling like living in the 1960’s and camping, two things that I really like.  It felt like being in one of those old pictures you see in diners of people growing up in the 60’s driving their old vintage cars to the drive in theater and watching the movies on the big screen.  Transforming the back of my little Subaru into a miniature camp out was so much fun and only brought back good memories of summers I spent as a kid camping out in the woods with my family.  The whole experience was so much fun and I absolutely loved it.  I already can’t wait to go back!

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