I hate when people say that. It’s like the dry heat thing. People in the desert alway say stuff like “It’s okay because it’s a dry heat”. Sorry, but I say 110 is flipping hot! I don’t care if it’s dry or not. Of course 110 actually sounds pretty good to me right now. I can’t seem to kill this chill.
I know I shouldn’t complain because so many states have had dangerously cold temps and we are certainly far from those. But still, this weekend and today are really getting to me. I just can’t take the cold. Oh man, I sound like one of the old folks. Hmmm… so be it.
We did manage to get out of pj’s our on Sunday to brave the crazy winds and intermittent rain. Oak Harbor was our destination so we went through Deception Pass. It was way too cold and windy for me to get out and take pics but here are a couple from last year. It’s okay, things still look the same. Honest. 😉
Hopefully we’ll get a chance to get back there when the sun is shining because the views really are spectacular.
We headed to a place called Flyers Restaurant and Brewery in Oak Harbor. We had been there last year and loved it so we couldn’t wait to get back. I hate to say it but we were a little disappointed. I’d back on the Weight Watchers plan (yet again) and what I ordered was great.
Unfortunately Mr. G’s choice left a little to be desired. It was supposed to be a Cuban Sandwich. While it was okay, it just didn’t have the usual pizzazz you expect from a Cuban Sandwich.
Our recent experience won’t keep us from going back because the service is always awesome and the beer is divine! 🙂
I managed to keep myself in check and only had one so I made it the darker Barnstormer Brown Ale. Good stuff and they’ve got the ribbons to show it!!
From there we did a little driving around and with the warmth of the Barnstormer in me I managed to get out of the truck for a few pics. This is Oak Harbor off Route 20.
One of the things I have missed the most in the past two years is having my own car. Yes, I have the truck at my disposal if I need it during the day. But that involves getting up (and staying up) at 5:15 a.m. to take Mr. G to work. Ugg, mornings are not my thing so I usually try to avoid needing the truck as much as possible.
So I’m happy to say I found the perfect car for me over the weekend! It’s a little two-seater, great on gas and solid as a rock!
Believe it or not, this little park is called Flintstone Park. Yes, really!
Once we got back into Anacortes we took another ride out to the Cap Sante to check out the tanker traffic.
This was right around the time my hands and feet were freezing again so we headed back to the H.O.W. for something hot to drink. Yes, the truck thermometer said 44 degrees but it was cold! Even when the wind wasn’t blowing, which wasn’t often, so there! 😉
On the way back up away from the bay we saw this funky house.
This shot is a little better. I would love to see the inside of this place!
No matter what you might think about the exterior of the place, there’s no doubt the property has a spectacular view. You can just see a glimpse of it in the side mirror. Sweet 🙂
I think I’ll leave you with those images for now. Here comes the rain again and I’m on the prowl for a sneaky little leak today.
Hey, any Eurythmics fans out there? This one’s for you…
Happy Monday! 🙂