One of my FAVORITE places in the Pacific Northwest is Vashon Island. On my family’s last full day here, we took a ferry over to enjoy as much as we could in one short afternoon.
First of all, ferries. LOVE THEM. Can’t get enough. A ferry ride is an adventure in and of itself, regardless of where you’re headed.
The last two times we’ve gone to Vashon, our first stop is a little beach we happened upon once. At the time, I think we meant to head to Maury Island (not really an island), but got sidetracked by this beach. Now it’s a favorite place. (I believe it’s called Tramp Harbor, or KVI Beach.) We could (and do!) explore here for hours. Bring an extra set of clothes AND shoes for the kiddos! And maybe even extra socks for yourself. 😉
Besides being a beautiful place to simply sit and be, it’s also fun to tromp around, searching for crabs (there are thousands!), getting squirted by clams (hilarious!), and searching for pretty rocks, shells, and sand dollars.
After getting good and dirty, it was time for lunch. We love grabbing picnic food at the Vashon Thriftway – it’s the best grocery store ever! … Side note: my new favorite thing is rosé in a can. Life. Changing. 😉
We asked the cashier where to have a picnic (I was thinking on the little patch where they host the Vashon Farmer’s Market), but she recommended Ober Park just a block away. It was the perfect picnic and play spot! We had a blast!
After lunch we went to see the bicycle in the tree, and putzed around in some stores.
Thank you, Vashon, for being so lovely. We’ll see you soon. 😉