Langley and Ebey’s Landing

What a FUN way to spend a chilly, drizzly day in August! We lived out our previous plan to visit Langley and hike Ebey’s Landing.

Along with Papa and Grandma Jane, we hopped (well, drove) onto the ferry to Whidbey Island.

Our first stop after landing was Langley. Langley is a super cute waterfront town. You can dilly dally your way through 1st and 2nd St, meandering in and out of shops and galleries.

After exploring for awhile, we visited the Star Store Market to stock up on picnic goodies — meats, cheeses, crackers, olives, and drinks. Then we headed down to the waterfront for a picnic. I had hoped to play on an actual beach, but the water was so high that our only option was grass and a picnic table. No matter! Still a beautiful place to have lunch!

After lunch, we drove north toward Coupeville to hike Ebey’s Landing. We parked at the seaside parking lot at the end of Ebey’s Landing Road to do the short version of the hike. This is beautiful and mostly flat, perfect for little ones and beginners! And the view at the top of the bluff is just incredible.

After our hike, we were quite wet and craving hot chocolate. (Thank goodness I had packed extra clothes for Olivia!) We drove back down to Langley to be closer to the ferry, and by the time we got there, decided we were in the mood for ice cream instead of hot chocolate. 🙂

The one thing we forgot to bring was a stuffy for a car nap on the way home. Luckily we had a roll of paper towels and a marker, and “Towely” was born. #momoftheyear

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