Saturday, June 30, 2012

Celebrating 37 Years! (Birch Bay, WA)

We celebrated our 37th anniversary in Bellingham yesterday.  Actually, our anniversary is today, but with two major holidays - Canada Day and 4th of July - being celebrated starting this weekend, we decided we should get out and enjoy some sights on Friday.   
We ate lunch at a Greek restaurant, walked through an amazing park, and did a little shopping.  And, I got to shop at Trader Joe's!  My favorite grocery store.  I did a little stocking up on my favorite items...oh yea!
Dan found Whatcom Falls Park online and thought we should visit it while we were in Bellingham.  We were very surprised to find this little emerald jewel of a city park.  Neighborhoods surround the park giving easy access to families, joggers, and walkers to visit by taking one of the many paths leading into the park.
We felt like we were back in the North Cascades with the water, tall trees, the green vegetation, and silence all around us.  It was hard to believe there was a city bustling within walking distance.  Besides walking paths and play areas, we were able to view a fish hatchery, a small dam, natural waterfalls, and my favorite - this beautiful stone bridge.
One path took us to the Whatcom Falls and another took us along the Gorge.  If you happen to be in the area, this is a must see!
Along the Gorge Path
Along the Gorge Path

On The Cutting Board
I finished adding hearts to the scrappy squares quilt.  I decided to keep it simple and to not overdo the heart appliqué.  Now I need to find a backing.  I might try piecing a backing together for this one.  I have seen quite a few quilters doing this lately and I like the results.  The question is - can I pull it off and like what I did...hmm, well I guess I'll never know until I try.  Right?

Happy Quilting!


  1. Hard to believe that's a city park. Gorgeous.

    Happy anniversary!

  2. Awww, happy 37th anniversary! :) That is so fantastic.
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  3. Happy 37th Anniversary! I can't think of a better place to celebrate!!! I use to ride through Whatcom Falls Park everyday on my way to middles school. So jealous again!!!

    1. Thanks SpartanBabe! Well, now I'm jealous. My walks to school were always through neighborhoods. Of course, if I had this park to walk through, I probably never would have made it to school.

  4. A very happy anniversary to you both!!♥

  5. Happy Anniversary! How exciting! 37 years is remarkable! It sounds like you both enjoy your life together and I for one am happy that you share your travels with us because I enjoy seeing and hearing about all the place you visit. My husband wants to do a lot of traveling when he retires in a couple years. No complaints here!

  6. Congrats on 37 years! That's something to be very proud of :) Great views too!


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