My parents recently came to visit. Needless to say, they were happy to get out of the July desert heat. The PNW obliged by putting on its best summer dress and twirling in vibrant flower circles, to everyone's delight. My dad is a true, blue farm lover so we spent most of the time that they stayed at our house (the other half of the trip, they stayed at my brother's house) driving around nearby Snohomish County, looking at the beautiful farms and land.
Swan's Trail Farm and walked around to look at the animals, even though they were closed for their summer private events. We met one of the farm workers and he invited us to watch him "run" the ducks. It was so funny! They raced down the pond trail and then waddled back into their little house. There were the CUTEST baby piglets and baby kittens, a gorgeous jersey cow, horses, chickens, goats and the kids all thought it was fabulous.
Snow Goose Produce to get some Skagit Strawberry Ice Cream. Yes, this cone is ENORMOUS. Yes, it is 100% worth it!