I was talking to a Seattle resident a few weeks ago and I mentioned that I was taking a roadtrip to La Conner, WA to sightsee. She admitted that she had never been further north than Lynnwood, and I don't think I hid my shock very well. How could you possibly limit yourself to just the towns immediately surrounding Seattle and miss out on the rolling hills, farms, mountains, rivers, lakes and coastline north of us?
Situated on the delta near the mouth of the Skagit River, La Conner was founded in the early 1860's and is Skagit County's oldest community. It still has many ties to its early years and has all the charm of an old town, but with updated amenities and attractions that make it a family favorite. We usually make it to La Conner, Washington a few times a year, especially during the spring and summer. This is when we can enjoy walking down the main part of downtown without fear of rain, which means we actually get to spend a little time by the water enjoying the gorgeous scenery and a view of Rainbow Bridge. But this year we've held off visiting because there's a very special shop we frequent that we needed to wait for. We wanted to wait until we knew whether we were expecting a boy or a girl before we visited Bears 'N Friends, so we knew what kind of Steiff items we would be looking for. We finally got the news we would be shopping for a little girl, and we couldn't wait to rush up to La Conner.