Yesterday evening the sun was shining so gloriously that I simply had to be out and about, soaking it in.
My friend Jon has been raving about a little Italian place in town called the Torre Cafe. Run by a lovely Italian couple so sweet you want to adopt them on the spot, it was just the place to dine on a sunny Autumn evening. I sipped Sparkling Orange San Pellegrino (my favorite!!) while we chatted.
Then we dug into salads topped with walnuts and shaves of hard cheese, and big plates of Chicken Parmesan. Delicious!! The homemade salad dressing and marinara sauce were divine – simple, unfussy and absolutely scrumptious.
After that great meal, good visit and a stroll through town, I bid farewell to Jon and decided to enjoy the last rays of sun with a drive along the coast. Window down I couldn’t help but smile at the shrieking gulls, sun glistening on the water, and salty ocean breezes.
I drove down Chuckanut Drive, a beautiful stretch of road that winds and dips along the rocky coastline. The setting sun glimmered through the trees setting the dark forest aglow. It was magical. For a while I just drove, pulling off when I felt like it, before finally finding a bend in the road with some perfect sitting rocks where I could perch and watch the sunlight dance over the waves.
It was a wonderful end to an exhausting day.
Do you have a favorite place to drive when you just need to get away for a while?