I'm visiting my brother in Anacortes. My mom and I walked around the downtown area today and I must say, I approve of this town. It's small, but not too small-after a few hours there were still a few funky shops that sadly, we missed. There are a lot of used bookstores here and I definitely approve of that-I love a good bookstore. I wish my own town had more of them! Except for the weather, I think I like Anacortes better than my own hometown, which is just suburban sprawl for the most part. I did the typical touristy thing and took a lot of pictures. I played around with some of the sort of strange ones on Picasa.
Here is the outside of a copying store that had the lyrics to "God Bless Ye Merry Gentlemen" written on it:
I thought it was a neat idea and I felt happy, as I started to hum the song along in my head.
The town also has these weird cutouts of past residents posted on the buildings all around their downtown area. Some of them are cute and some of them are definitely "creepy," (my brother's word, but I concur). Here is the creepiest one, in my opinion:
Don't they look like a bunch of nicely dressed zombies? Weird.
Here's another weird one:
It's a female bigfoot wearing glasses and reading a book entitled, "We Don't Make This Stuff Up: Caution." I love her-I think she's great! As we were leaving town, I spied another cutout of a bigfoot-a male. I would have taken a picture if I could.
I hope that we get to go back to Anacortes to explore some more-as you can see, I had a lot of fun!
For dinner, I made one of my new favorite dishes: roasted potatoes, bell peppers, onions, and sausage.
This dish is SO good! The roasting makes the onions sweet, the potatoes soft, and everything else extremely flavorful. Yum! Yum! Yum! Here is the recipe: