in a perfect world of yancies: Whidbey Island!

27 March 2008

Whidbey Island!

Once we were assured that KU was safely in the Sweet 16, we had ourselves a short vacation last weekend on Whidbey Island.

I'm not saying we went because of it, but the Times did a write-up of some island attractions recently . . . (good photo slideshow there, by the bye).

Anyway, please enjoy some of our photos:

at Bowman Bay, just north of Whidbey

Was a little rainy the first day, but not too bad.

at Bowman Bay

We arrived from the north because we wanted to see Deception Pass bridge:

Maybe our pictures aren't the best, but it was pretty cool. The Visit Whidbey website has a few more, if you're into that kind of thing.



from bridge

There are some trails around the bridge, going up and down . . . we tried up, and except for a minor scrape (wet rocks, you know?), it was pretty fun.

hiking in the rain

trail got a little muddy at times

on Goose Rock (?)

on top of Goose Rock

Anyway, after a brief stop in Coupeville for fish and chips and an oyster burger (and a little basketball on tv) at Toby's, we were ready for the comfort of an inn. We stayed at the Inn at Langley, and we knew it was supposed to be pretty cool, but it was even better than we thought.

Emily on the balcony. Look: the sun was even out by then!

we also enjoyed a swanky shower/jacuzzi room

and a fireplace

and a view

and a cigar (just me on that one, I guess)

As you may be able to see in that last photo, the weather wasn't quite done being weird for the day.

balcony, post hail storm

Don't worry, though, sun was out all day the next day. Here's a parting shot of the Inn:

see our room? it's the one with the balcony . . .

Next day, we did some hiking in South Whidbey State Park.

we saw a 500 year-old ("ancient") cedar

check out Mimi's wingspan

E loves her new sweatshirt (it reads "Whidbey Island," of course) (for other examples of jersey popping, look here)

Emily and tree

rest of tree

Then it was time to go home

on the ferry back to the mainland: mountains!

on the boat


  1. Looks like a fun trip, spring break?
    Dude, you HAVE to find something other than the Times to give you some is a bit scary.

  2. Whoa, you're really on top of this today, Dr Berg.

    If I told you that we made our reservations before remembering that the Times did that story, would you believe me?

    Was fun indeed. And technically it was spring break, though the quarter system makes it pretty tricky to find more than a day or two of break time. . . .

    Anyway, gotta go: need to read today's Times.

  3. Way cool—good for you!


  4. Is that a new hairdo on Ms. Emily? Looking good!

  5. Looking good indeed. I call it the caucus cut, as I think it looks particularly good in that thread . . .