A random trip to Orcas Island was such an unexpected treat. Orcas Island is somewhere I had gone camping as a child and has ever since had a special place in my heart.
On the way to Anacortes where you catch the ferry to the San Juan Islands is a great spot called Deception Pass. No matter how many times I have seen this place, it always takes my breath away. I always get the chills at one spot of Deception Pass because in 2010 I found a dead body, seriously.
That is my model face… and that is why I am not a model 😉
I asked for this picture and the hand in the picture was not amused with the thirty times he tried to take it. Recognize it from those around the world pictures of the sexy brunette? I tried… ha.
The wait for the ferry to come is always a long one, and expensive! It cost $60 to get a car onto that thing! Luckily when you get on the ferry the view is breathtaking and they serve beer, which always helps.
Local beer, breath taking views- it was hard to get off!
Upon arriving to the island we did some exploring before checking into our hotel at the Island Hopping Brewery. A very cute and cozy tasting room filled with locals. I also found myself sitting next to a girl who had lived in Montrose, the same neighborhood of Houston that I did and it turned out that we knew a handful of the same people. The world just seems to get smaller and smaller!
I stayed at the Rosario Resort which had a dreamy little porch overlooking the water. There was also an adorable restaurant on the marina which was about a 3 min walk down a little path that we ate at twice, and later went to the bar and mingled with the staff.
Exploring around the Island.
The evening sunset was pretty epic, though not much of a traditional Sunset.
I highly recommend visiting the San Juan Islands, especially Orcas. My only complaint about this trip is that it wasn’t long enough.