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Edmonds by the Sea

edmonds center IIOne more time… Rebels brought great weather with them to the town of Edmonds.  There are four “legs” to this trip, so we started out a bit earlier than usual in order to have plenty of time to explore our destination.

From Seattle we caught a bus that took us to the Freeway edmondsstation at Mountlake Terrace.  It is a strange sensation to get off the bus in the middle of the I-5 freeway.  The pedestrian overpass took us to the transit parking garage, then around the corner to catch our fourth and final bus to our destination.

chanterelle edmondsWe arrived in Edmonds just before noon.  After orienting everyone to the town (all had a map of the business district), we scattered for lunch. Chanterelles is one of the restaurants on Main Street. Most of us ate at Demetris Woodstone Taverna, on Main.  The menu is varied… flatbread pizza, salads, paninis, tapas, and local seafood.  The waiter encouraged us to share plates.  Everyone was very satisfied with their meal and service.

After lunch there was plenty of time to wander the streets and shops of the compact business district, which is about 3 square blocks.  Rick Steves travel store, located on 4th Avenue at Bell Street, was on some of our lists.  This is a good place to purchase books about European travel, as well as travel equipment and supplies.  Staff is very knowledgeable about travelling in Europe and provides great advice.  The downtown core was vibrant, but not crowded.  The ambiance was friendly and relaxed.  edmonds ferryThe Edmonds ferry dock is at the end of Main Street (within sight from the Demetris restaurant) which offers access to Puget Sound and a view of the Olympic Mountains.  Relaxing in the sun was a great way to enjoy the scenery and each other’s company.

The return trip home included riding the Sounder train, always a hit with Rebels.  Thanks to all you Rebels for another grand adventure!  Hope to see you on board again soon!

 

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