Saturday afternoon around 4:00 Jordan and I were wandering through Pike Place Market when a burst of spontaneity came over me.
“Let’s go to the ocean!” I said, originally intending on setting out for the Oregon coast. We quickly hurried back into the car and rushed home to pack our overnight bags. By the time we left Seattle it was nearly 6:00. We headed toward Anacortes where we waited to catch the ferry to Friday Harbor.
We gobbled down chocolate covered almonds by the handful, shoving dog treats toward Pierre to make him feel included. By the time our ferry reached the terminal at our destination it was nearly 10:00 and quite dark. We drove off the ferry and found our way to our hotel. Luckily arriving just minutes before the office shut down for the night. Pierre was excited to stay at his first hotel, he ran laps around the room and jumped from bed to bed as a typical fourth grader will do.
Snuggled beneath the white, fluffy duvet surrounded by pillows from both queen beds I remembered how much I adore hotel beds. I can never have enough super fluffy pillows and silky sheets, room service please? We must have fallen asleep before midnight and didn’t awake until past 9:00 the next day. Wondrous relaxation!
Sunday morning we walked through town shivering and shaking, our last minute packing had left us coatless and for the first time this year I was able to see my breath. Though our breakfast wasn’t gourmet and our coffee felt like decaf we enjoyed the beautiful scenery Friday Harbor had to offer.
Just before it came time to board the ferry we took Pierre to a local park to run out some of his energy. There he met Lady, an older dog who was sniffing and frolicking through the grass like a happy little deer. Pierre ran around the park for a couple of minutes with Lady before deciding he was ready to go home. Darting straight toward the ferry line, weaving in and out of parked vehicles and causing the ferry workers to panic…he caused quite a scene. You know what they say about children, “give them an inch and they’ll take a mile”? Pierre has proven baby dogs are not to be trusted!
Though we didn’t spend too much time actually in Friday Harbor (Jordan’s baby niece was born so we were excited to head back and visit her) we appreciated the journey. For me, so much of the excitement came from our spontaneous road trip. Driving down the highway sipping a pumpkin spice latte, listening to acoustic covers on Spotify as the rain splashed the windshield and we anticipated the arrival to our destination..ultimately, the journey was my favorite part.
All day I received compliments from strangers (the barista at Starbucks, the waitress at the restaurant, a random woman on the street) on my dress. The Mandarin dress from Gentle Fawn has a lovely, understated pattern for Fall. I love my dresses to feel delicate, feminine and a little bit boho, this one certainly fit the description. I also love this top with the same pattern as my dress. Gentle Fawn has so many lovely pieces in their fall and winter collections. I’ll be sharing more of my favorites soon!
You may notice I’m not wearing the same shoes in all of these photos. As we were walking through town window shopping I spotted these Sperry Duck Boots. I had been lusting after a pair of the LL. Bean boots and thought these Sperrys were a great alternative with the same look (hence the shoe change mid day).
How was your weekend? Did you have any unexpected adventures?
***Disclaimer: The dress pictured was given to me as a gift from Gentle Fawn, no further compensation was provided. All opinions of Gentle Fawn and their pieces are completely my own. Thank you for reading about Gentle Fawn and my weekend journey.