Bellingham has been a bit more coy about its affections. We arrived in rain and have dealt with rain almost every day here. We have been here almost a week and I still don't think we have had a good view of Mt. Baker. Aberdeen was throwing itself at us. Bellingham has just been flirting.
Don't get me wrong, Bellingham is pretty stinking cool, but there are a few things. First, you know what you call people from Bellingham? Bellinghamsters.
Oh yeah, and there is this...
|You can't convince me a serial killer doesn't live here.|
We have found our bearings around town a bit and even ventured into some nearby towns. With the weather not cooperating, we haven't ventured out too far though. We decided, weather be damned, we were heading out toward the mountains today and that was it.
So, we woke up to another cloudy and cool day. We loaded up and headed out to the Mt. Baker Scenic Highway. It didn't take long for us to find our first diversion. The highway parallels the Nooksack River. When we saw the sign for Nooksack Falls, we had to stop.
|This is the point you don't want to see from your canoe|
|Spring has arrived|
|In case you were wondering, don't walk out there.|
|From another angle|
|I'm ashamed of my predictability|
|Danger lurked around every corner|
But, we weren't here just for pretty waterfalls. We came here for more than that. We wanted electric green spring forests.
|I love that green moss.|
Oh yeah, we also wanted some snow and some mountains.
|You shall not pass! Unless you are on foot or skis.|
|We may or may not have had a snowball fight|
|Somebody knew we were coming and decorated.|
|Do you wanna build a snow man?|
Because, of course.
On the way out, we had to stop to see another roadside waterfall. Yeah, I'm an addict.
And that was that, as far as adventures were concerned. We drove down the mountain and back into Bellingham for some serious good burgers and then a short exploration of downtown. There is a gaming place Michael and Max loved and flyers posted for all sorts of cool activities. This place has a lot going for it. And, if you stick with it, this area will reveal its charms. On the way down the mountain, we may have gotten this area's version of bald eagles and river otters.