Just a couple of days away. Something different for Hari’s birthday.
As I still had a Greyhound voucher which had to be used up, we opted for that mode of transportation to Bellingham in Washington State. Smooth sailing and not a long one either.
The bus depot is in the historic Fairhaven district of Bellingham. We wandered around the area, checking out the stores, having a bite to eat. The weather was cooperating beautifully. The weather person had predicted rain but he was wrong. Both days were dry, partly sunny and cold (the short rainfall in the evening didn’t count as we were inside anyway 😉 ).
We took the local bus from Fairhaven into downtown Bellingham and walked around there until it got too dark and cold. Next bus was to the hotel. Across from our lodging was a nice Thai restaurant where we had the birthday dinner.
Next morning we took the bus into town again and checked out places like the museum and some other old and new buildings. A snack and a very good coffee later we took the bus back to Fairhaven and had a leisurely time there, walking, checking out an amazing bookstore (Village Books), and a bite to eat prior to walking back to the Greyhound station. Even though the bus was delayed we made it to Coquitlam in time for the last express bus back to Maple Ridge.
2 Days well spent!
- 45th anniversary
- All good things come to an end
- Autumn in Golden Ears Provincial Park, Oct. 11 2018
- Bellingham WA
- British Columbia
- British Columbia, Canada. September 2011
- British Columbia: Sun Peaks and the Okanagan, Sept 4-8
- Cienfuegos and Santa Clara
- Circle Tour BC Canada, June 2012: Maple Ridge-Fraser Canyon-Kamloops-Revelstoke-Nelson-Summerland-Maple Ridge
- Costa Rica Dec 4-23 2017
- Daytrips with our June 2012 guests
- Fort Kochi
- Golden Ears Provincial Park 2015
- Golden Ears Provincial Park Oct. 28 2017
- Golden Ears Provincial Park. October 12, 2016
- Hell's Gate, Alexandra Bridge and Othello Tunnels
- Homeless, footloose, adventurous June 1-July 5 2017
- India February 2015
- India, November 2010
- Jaipur, the city
- Jaipur, the wedding day
- Jaipur, the wedding: Haldi
- Jaipur, the wedding: Mehendi
- Jodhpur, Mandore Gardens
- Jodhpur, the city
- Jodhpur, the Mehrangarh Fort
- Joffre Lakes Provincial Park
- Lucknow and Faizabad
- New Delhi
- North Vancouver Island
- Ooty and Coonoor
- Rocky Mountains 2018
- Sicily May 22-26 2016
- The Netherlands
- The Netherlands 2015
- The Netherlands over the years
- The Netherlands, 2016
- Vancouver International Airport and Alouette Lake in Maple Ridge
- Vancouver Island: between Ucluelet and Victoria
- Vancouver Island: Cathedral Grove
- Vancouver Island: Sooke and Victoria
- Vancouver Island: Tofino, Long Beach and Ucluelet