A Favorite Place, any time of year

About 35 miles north of our town of Everett, Washington, may be found the Skagit River Valley.  The Skagit Valley has some of the most fertile soil in the United States, and its farmers supply animal feed, corn, potatoes, vegetables, and flower bulbs locally and around the world.  The entire month of April is the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, and you don’t have to look very far on Calling-all-RushBabes to find it-just look up at this month’s header picture!  A few times a year, my husband and I get in the car and drive up to the little town of LaConner, on the Swinomish Channel.  It is an admitted “tourist trap”, but we just love playing tourist and visiting all the shops.

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Skagit Daffodils

Afloat at LaConner Marina

Boats at the LaConner Marina.

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We discovered this interesting creature in front of an art gallery in LaConner.  I wonder if he’d agree to play in our string quartet?

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Couldn’t resist this, at a t-shirt store on Main Street.

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Fertile farmland, and Mount Baker in the background.

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Farm machinery at one of the many farms in the Skagit Valley.

Farther up the Skagit River, the terrain gets wilder as you head into the Cascade Mountains.

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Is it any wonder we try to go there as often as possible?

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