Monday, April 11, 2011

What We Saw in Birch Bay

On my birthday - in March - we took a long, leisurely drive up to Birch Bay State Park, and then into the small tourist town of Birch Bay. It is full of cottage and resorts and fills up all summer long. There are winter tourists too, enjoying the beaches and the storms.

On our drive through town we were able to drive slowly, as there isn't the traffic that we see in the summer vacation months. And Don would stop whenever I said - "Oh HERE" - so I could get pictures.

These are some of the handmade street signs we saw.









More photos of Birch Bay to come.

Don't these street signs make you think of vacation homes?

14 comments:

GardenofDaisies said...

OH , this looks wonderful!! I want to go there for my birthday!!

pcflamingo said...

Love Birch Bay - my family used to camp there years and years ago. I so enjoy our Washington state place names and street names. Some of my favorites are in Ocean Shores: Octopus Ave. NE, S. Razor Clam Dr. SW (and yes, there is a N. Razor Clam Dr. SW), Skookumchuck St. SE. So picturesque.

Pat said...

Looks like a great place...can't wait to see more of it!

Lili said...

Why yes, they practically scream out VACATION! ~Lili

Julie Fukuda said...

They say "forest" to me with all those trees. I wonder how many of those signs were made out of the kind of wood in the words.

Karen said...

I think we should all have signs like that no matter where we live - they are so delightful!

Nanci said...

Lovely. Our sign at the cottage says jerry and nanci at the cottage .calm. everyone knows the place now.
yes, signs are worth the stop.

Crispy said...

Love the street signs!! Birch Bay is such a wonderful area.

Crispy

Elenka said...

Yes they do. Now stop it! We still have snow.

Peg said...

Neat signs - make me want to visit there! See you at 10!

Linda B said...

I love Birch Bay, and plan to spend plenty of time there this summer. I found it funny that the tree behind the sign that says "Fir Tree Lane" is a pine, and the tree behind pine tree lane is a Douglas Fir!!! But who cares? Not me!!

Rowan said...

I love the names of the streets and the lovely rural signs. They cojure up a picture of somewhere small and tranquil where life is lived at a slower pace.

Belinda said...

Yes they do....and I would take a vacation home on EVERYONE of those lanes!!

Deb Shucka said...

I love the Birch Bay area. You have the eye of an artist -those signs are amazing. They'd make interesting blocks in a quilt.