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Side Trip: La Conner

There’s a reason why La Conner is so often voted the most perfect Washington state weekend getaway destination and land on top of the romantic getaways Washington state lists. Plain and simple … not only is it beautiful, but this community is full of genuinely warm and friendly folks.

Located on the Salish Sea between Seattle and Vancouver BC –  La Conner is a combination of fishing village and artists’ colony that happens to also boast views of the water and Mount Baker. Shop eclectic boutiques, galleries, 3 museums and a wide variety of culinary experiences. March is a great time to explore and photograph fields of daffodils during the La Conner Daffodil Festival! Of course any time of year is a great time to visit La Conner from tulips to classic cars, “Brew on the Slough” and much more…

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Boats in the Channel, Photo by David Bishop
Bird of the Week: Trumpeter Swan
Over the years Trumpeter Swans have battled extinction due to hunters and feather collectors decimating the population. In the early 20th century swan feathers were often converted into writing quills, and women used swan skin as powder puffs. As recently as the mid-1900's these birds began to make their recovery, thanks to the help of aggressive conservation. Read More >>>>
Eagles Preparing for Winter
Eagles can be found in every region of the Loop, and winter migration can bring hundreds of birds from Alaska to the local river valleys, like the Skagit, Methow, Wenatchee and Columbia. Depending on the year, migration usually begins in December, and the Skagit Valley Eagle Festival runs weekends in January. When snow begins to melt, most of the eagles head back north, but occasionally a pair will build a nest and set up residence – which can be a wonderful opportunity to observe these magnificent creatures. Read More >>>>
Northwest Ferry Adventure Guide
New York City has the subway, London has the double-decker bus, and Seattle NorthCountry has the ferry. For over 65 years, ferries have been used to shuttle people from the island counties to the mainland. Read More >>>>
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