Saturday morning dawned bright and early for those of us who were heading south of the border for a shopping adventure..
..where we going, Dad?..I am all packed..got my cookies, water and my food..oh, and my ‘chuck-it’..
..the usual questions at the border with a couple of new ones thrown in just for good measure?
- Any prescriptions?
- more than $1000 in cash?
We escaped the confines of the border and headed south on the I-5 with all the other shoppers from British Columbia..
..first stop was in Mount Vernon at McDonalds..
the token mango/pineapple smoothies..
..sure we can get them at home now..but a road trip isn’t the same without them!
We continued southward towards the town of Burlington…noticing that there were quite a few RV’s heading north..lots of snowbirds coming home..lucky them to have spent the winter in the warm sunshine!!
We arrived at the Walmart in Marysville in record time..one quick stop for a few items..auto supplies, new chairs and some ‘starbursts’
..no we didn’t buy any Cheese Balls..”you have your own orange ball, Tucker!’
..does anyone actually buy these???
..next stop was the outlet mall…the place was packed and it was barely 10:00!
..our mission here was to find some runners for moi!..two pairs for under $86..what a deal!
..the other deal we got was gas at Costco!.. $3.99 a gallon..considering it is $5.38 here at home!
..with our picnic lunch of egg sandwiches’..we headed towards the border… stopping at our all time favourite beach…Birch Bay State Park..
..we haven’t been here in almost two years…the only downside was the fact that the cost for parking was $10..no thanks..we found a free spot..that was just fine !!
the sun was shining and the wind was blowing but it was perfect still the same..
..we set up the chairs…
..and ate our lunch..
Tucker played on the beach..
..he ran and ran until he could run no more..and then he rolled in the mud!
..we sat in the sunshine….taking turns throwing the ball for the ‘dirty golden boy’..
..stopping to admire the view..
Now wouldn’t our ‘orange jeep’ look just fine behind the motorhome?
..not to be…not yet…wait your turn..it will happen soon enough!
….time to head home…
Stats for the ‘Sea of Orange’ road trip..
- 204 miles
- one thumb’s up
- ‘two jeep waves’
- lots of looks..’yes we know it’s orange!!’
Thanks for riding along on this beautiful Saturday…till next time…