the last time i was in bellingham, kennedy had not been elected. too bad! it is an architectural museum, full of well-preserved buildings from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, wide streets drifting down to the sea. a waterfront waiting for a revival and sense of scale lost in most cities its size. the trip was short and i’ll be back to spend some time walking the streets with my camera. i also took a quick drive to a small village on the outskirts of bellingham, fairhaven a tourist boutique of well-preserved brick buildings circa late 1800’s. and the station for amtrak, the ferry to alaska and greyhound type bus service. think nelson, but smaller.
on the other hand, we went to shop at bellis fair – don’t bother! what a dull place it is.
we drove home via lynden a truly pleasant farming community just south of the aldergrove border crossing. not sure why we don’t have towns as well-kept as the states, they are good at it. maybe we’re in too big a rush to tear things down.