Monday, July 26, 2010

The Wetzell Hotel!

This week we had our first set of guests stay for more than a weekend and I hope they didn't get sick of us! My parents were GREAT guests! I hope they didn't mind how busy we were. I think that the Wetzell Hotel Shuttle brought them to every attraction possible in the Pacific Northwest:)!
We started in Seattle on a very chilly July morning.

We headed up to Mt.Baker to find Artist Point. This was a first for Ben and I too!

We parked and walked down a muddy, wet, snowy path to Picture Lake-Amazing! We had great views of Mt.Shuksan.

Once we started walking up to Artist Point we could look in every direction and see an amzing snow covered peak!It was truly one of the most beautiful views I have ever seen.

We walked downtown Lynden, which just has a lot of cute shops. It is an extremely Dutch community so we had to get pictures in front of the big windmill! Mom and dad also thought the big hanging baskets were so great, so we HAD to take some pictures:)!

Another great part of the week was heading to Vancouver to see Tom. He was an excellent tour guide showing all of us the most beautiful parts of the city. Mom and dad really liked Vancouver, it is such a neat place to go. Tom also brought us to a restaurant called Waterstreet Cafe it was truly some of the best food we had ever had.

We had beautiful weather all week so one day we wanted to head to a beach. We traveled to Birch Bay. It was definitely not sandy white beaches like on Florida or even like the sand around our MN lakes, but we still managed to have a lot of fun. And like my dad said, "God couldn't make all the beaches the same or it wouldn't be fun to see all of them."

This was dad's find of the day! :)

In between all the busyness, we did manage to enjoy some yummy fresh fish! Mmmmm

On their last day with us we spent our time at all the beautiful areas of Bellingham. We took them to Whatcom Falls, Lake Padden, Chuckanut Drive and finished back at Fairhaven, which is my favorite area of Bellingham.

Then they were off to Victoria for the week! Victoria is supposed to be one of the most beautiful places in the world and so far it sounds like they are really enjoying it. I am fortunate enough to get to meet up with them tomorro and Ben will head there this weekend!
We love you and miss you all!!
"We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name." Psalm 33:20-21


  1. Beautiful Country! Looks so fun to see all of it, but PLEASE don't ever say anything to Mark about the 'dutch town'...for sure he would want to live there!

  2. wow... wOw... WOW!!!

    What beautiful photos -- your family and the scenery!!

    I'm missing you to pieces -- and can't wait to hear about your next adventure!

    Love you!