This is our vacation from last President’s weekend. I found our travel inspiration to Long Beach after reading about some unusual landmarks in the book, Weird Washington.
We visited Marsh’s Free Museum (409 Pacific Ave. S) and saw Jake the alligator man along with other oddities.
We walked across the street from Marsh’s Free Museum to get a photo in front of the world’s largest frying pan. Not sure if it is actually the largest in the world but it was pretty big.
We drove down Pacific Avenue to get some pictures of an ugly mermaid statue, another Weird Washington recommendation.
STAY: Akari Bungalows (http://www.akaribungalows.com), these cute cabins are close to the beach with a fireplace and small kitchen
EAT: We ate yummy pastries in the morning at Cottage Bakery & Delicatessen (118 Pacific Ave S)
FAVORITES: Finding the attractions listed in Weird Washington
Bryan and I spent the MLK Jr. weekend in a furnished house we rented on Herron Island. We took a private ferry to the island. There are no grocery stores or restaurants on the island so we came well prepared with plenty of food for the three-day weekend.
The deer on the island have no natural predators so they are friendly. We paid $5 for 5-gallons of deer food. Best use of $5. It was amazing to have the deer eat out of our hands.
Travel Recap: Herron Island
STAY: Twin Wolves Retreat furnished house (http://www.twinwolvesretreat.com/)
EAT: NA – no restaurants on the island
FAVORITES: feeding deer by hand
IMPORTANT NOTES: must access via private ferry with a guest pass from an island resident