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#1 Old 08-03-2014
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Washington Road Trip to Anacortes, WA

My wife and I took our first roadtrip in the SLK this weekend. The weather here in the NW was gorgeous and we decided to head to Anacortes for their annual Arts Festival. We cruised up I-5 at 70 getting a nice 27+ mpg. That included a few sprint sessions to get around some rolling roadblocks. We arrived in Anacortes and I used the SmartTop to drop the top while we rolled into down...pretty cool..although not sure about the timing thing..I know One One thousand, 2 One thousand.. seems awkward..and I have fast fingers. We had a great time wandering through all the exhibits and did pick up some art stuff. Drove up to Cap Sante, a natural rock that sits at the entrance of the harbor some 400+. We spend the night in Marysville just a shortways down the road. Had a very nice dinner at the Woodfire Grill on the Everett Waterfront. Really enjoyed the fresh peach dessert!!! Nice drive home today with the top down, stopped at the Bertleson Winery just outside Mt Vernon
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Sounds like a fun drive.
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Indeed, it does sound like a fun drive. Around this time of year there is also an arts festival in Coupeville on Whidbey Island, and a classic car show there as well. Whidbey is a beautiful island with some pretty back roads.
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I agree!! Whidbey has a lot of hidden treasures including many back roads.
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I agree!! Whidbey has a lot of hidden treasures including many back roads.
Whidbey is a place of fond memories for me; we vacationed there annually when I was a kid. The island was settled by my relatives, and though many have died and others moved away some remain there still. The historic Loers house in Oak Harbor is where my grandmother grew up; many of us still regret that it was allowed to leave family ownership. The old Loers Dairy property is now the golf course, and another branch of the family got rich off land sold to the government for Ault Field. Fort Casey was a favorite haunt for a boy then (and still) obsessed with military history. I was last on the island about three years ago, for the first time in about 25 years, and made sure to drive all the old roads I remembered. Next time I'm up there, whenever that is, I'll be driving the SLK for sure.
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