A place far away and a loving company is all you need for a good day. It was a completely unplanned day trip. Just happened to be in downtown Seattle with mom and I could not resist the beautiful day on a ferry. The ferry ride is one of the many beautiful things I love to do in Seattle. The last time I went was on a cold night and so wanted to experience the beautiful picturesque during the lovely summer. The ferry ride is the best, inexpensive, comfortable and fun option to reach the Bainbridge Island. (You could use your Orca card too.. I dint know until I bought the ticket).
Bainbridge is a very small town in the state of Washington. Its a city of history and natural beauty. and very bicycle friendly. As soon as you get out of the ferry terminal, you can rent a bike and go around. You can pretty much follow the sign boards and explore the place. At a junction little away from the ferry terminal, we just went left and then right and walked all the way with conversations and discovery.
It was almost late in the afternoon, so the first major issue is to find a place to eat. As we were walking in the downtown we came across a small eating place in the corner of the street. Tadah! It was a vegan place too. Emmy’s Vegge House turned out to be a very famous family joint in the area. It has the outdoor seating. This place serves asian food and is very reasonably priced. Very interestingly, the menu has options with chicken, lamb etc but apparently they are substituted with vegan alternatives. (OMG) We ordered curry noodles (the kebab you see is made of soya) and fried rice! I found a similar place in Oregon too ( more about this in my upcoming blog)
Almost every shop you see is family owned but pretty expensive 🙂 As we walked, we came across the Bainbridge Museum of Arts. Its a free admission place. Honestly we went in as it was free admission, but we enjoyed it. The museum was celebrating its third birthday and they had special collection on display. The paper art was just spectacular. As I was looking at these art works all I was thinking was a quote I read somewhere.. “Art speaks where words are unable to explain”.
As we walked further, we came across a small bicycle shop which is also a museum with over 150 artsy bicycles .All the bicycles are displayed on the walls. The oldest one was from 1890s. This is a free admission place again. The history of each bicycle is written so quite informative. Its surely a good time pass. 🙂
From Rickshaw to ferry… now its time to get back to catch the ferry back to Seattle!!!
A short trip to Bainbridge Island could be a great way to spend your Saturday afternoon rather than spending it on the couch and raid Netflix (you could save that for Sunday 🙂 )
There are couple of parks around and a historical museum too ($75 entry fee), which can make a good day trip. But, I enjoyed the low budget afternoon day out with my mom.
So what are your ideas for a day out with your mom?
I haven’t been everywhere but its on my list – Susan Sontag