James in His Jeep Getting Java–Balfour, BC

Last June, I took a road trip from Vancouver, BC to Kokanee Creek, BC and camped along the way. While in the city of Nelson, I met a couple people while dining in a recommended restaurant who told me to take the “longest, most scenic free ferry in the world” that was in Balfour. Just twenty minutes away.

James in his Jeep Getting Java – The Arlington, WA Edition

I’m not sure where I was going that day, but like any good road trip I was prepared to find joy anywhere I wound up. Grinfinn and I took the first turn from I-5 towards Fairhaven, where we hit up my favourite lunch place–Avenue Bread and Deli. When the weather is nice, it’s a great place to grab a sandwich and sit on a patio with the dog.

James in his Jeep Getting Java – Anacortes and Friday Harbor

I was headed to Friday Harbor by way of the Anacortes ferry. Since I had the day, and this one had turned out to be an unusually hot and sunny one in a sprint that has been mostly clouds and rain, I stopped in at Edison, WA where I had lunch at the Slough Food and a coffee at the Tweets Cafe. There was quite the crowd at the Tweet with the jug band that was playing. If you’re counting, this was my second coffee while on the road.