I made it up from SeaTac in time for dinner Thursday with Linds and Joe at their home in Sudden Valley, east of Bellingham on Lake Whatcom.
BBQ salmon steaks - a PNW specialty!
This girl has it wrapped up.
Awesome lemon-herbed quinoa salad too.
Cleo, here, and Juliet allow the Reids to live with them.
The Reids live near the middle of the south shore.
Lake Whatcom seen on the lower left, Mt Baker on the right edge, where I'll be hiking Sat.
Early Friday morning, just a block below their home.
Sun starting to peek above the ridge.
YES, time for pickleball at Cornwall Park - four tennis courts lined for PB.
Awesome to play amid towering conifers.
Touring with Linds now, on the way to their local pool and rec center.
One of two local family beaches.
Catching up with Joe and friends on the far court here at the Bellingham Tennis Club.
Part of Bellingham Bay, San Juan Islands beyond.
You definitely want to ask Linds for the Miata Tour.
Next stop: don't need much of an excuse for Acme Ice Cream!
OK, hold on to your hat for the renowned Chuckanut Drive tour.
Click the triangle for the video singalong. ... This is how the cats are summoned for breakfast.
Capping a wonderful day now at the local pizza bar.
Sat I hiked near Mt Baker, a separate album. .. Now having a fine seafood dinner at Mambo's Italian in Bellingham - ending up with lots of used clam shells.
Crowds gather early for the outdoor movie night at the local square.