Sunday, October 26, 2008
Sometimes I just wish that I could mesh different pieces of different periods of life all together to create one great experience. Sadly, it's not possible. I so greatly miss Bellingham and the character it has. It feels like home. It is quirky. Fun. Full of culture. And fleece. And men with beards. Kids with dreads. I love it. My heart just longs to live there again but I know its not where God wants me at this point in time. There is work to be done here in Puyallup. I can wish all I want, but it's not going to get me any closer to living up north again. Until God does bring me back there, I just have to visit and feel like a stranger in a land I consider home.
This past weekend I took a jaunt with Jess to visit Lucy and watch what every 26 year old is absolutely giddy over-- High School Musical 3! Well, maybe it's just us. We are closet HSM junkies and had no choice but to get together to watch the movie on opening night. Oh, and don't worry, we went to the 9:45 showing and almost the entire audience was made up of people our age or older. There was a line of people waiting to take a picture in front of the HSM sign. That's right people, a line!
The next day, we had breakfast at the Mount Bakery. I so wish Puyallup had good little restaurants with tons of character like Bellingham eateries. Seriously, Ptown is SO lacking in this department and I have found that most people who live around here don't even realize it.
We then went around town visiting favorite shops and the farmer's market.
Fall in Whatcom County wouldn't be complete without a stop at Bellewood Acres, where we picked up a 25lb box of Honeycrisp apples and Honey Roasted Peanut Butter.
Later, we joined up with Andrea at the ReStore, which is one of my all time favorite places to go. You just never know what you are going to find. The final stop at Avellino's completed our journey and really made it the most wonderful day ever. A long talk with friends old and new while enjoying their Carrot Cake really hit the spot. I was sad to leave, but know I'll be back in a couple weeks for our 4th Annual Bazaar Hopping event. Oh yeah, you'll definitely hear about that soon.