Langley, Washington, is on the south end of Whidbey Island and is a quaint little town with several bookstores, a couple of coffee shops, a few restaurants, cafes, and taverns, a movie theater, a grocery store, a post office, a library, and several boutique stores on the main street. This is a no-stop-light town with a cop everyone knows as Officer Bob and a strenuously enforced speed limit of 25 mph. (For someone from Washington, D.C., the speed-limit-abiding drivers of Washington State baffled me!)
Christmas Parade : Langley, WA
At Christmas time, the town has a Christmas parade. I just happened to be there on the right weekend to see it. It's all of three blocks long, but it was cute and fun to see the kids. It reminded me of the July 4th Parade my siblings and I use to participate in every year growing up in Provo, Utah.
In addition to these holiday photos, see the slideshow below for more of Langley and a few odds-and-ends thrown in for fun. (Click on the slideshow to open in a larger format.)
Continuing my 100 Strangers series, the lady above is Mary Elizabeth. She owns a restaurant in town called Mike's Place--named after her husband. Every Sunday night is Trivia Night at Mike's. The restaurant is full of comfy chairs in the front and tables for dining in the back. If you ever visit Langley, go to Mike's Place and spend some time talking to Mary Elizabeth. She is a kick in the pants! She's also the person, if I understood this correctly, who arranged a number of the logistics for the Christmas parade, including arranging for the bagpipers. They came up from Gig Harbor.
Tomorrow: Mukilteo Enroute to Seattle
Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 12/08