Iâ€™ve been meaning to write about Bellingham, WA for a while now but wasnâ€™t sure exactly what to say about this awesome town.
I took some pictures on my last trip down there and I just thought Iâ€™d share them.
Bellingham is the closest â€˜big US townâ€™ to me, about an hourâ€™s drive away depending on the wait at the border.
These days we use the Aldergrove/Lynden crossing which has short wait-times and then Bellingham is just about twenty minutes away.
A lot of cross border shopping happens in Bellingham.
Itâ€™s close, has most of the basic big box American shops we donâ€™t have here in Vancouver and efficient because most of these stores accept Canadian dollars and or take Canadian debit cards.
Bellinghamâ€™s where I get my Target and Trader Joeâ€™s fix; and itâ€™s close enough for a quick afternoon trip.
There are also quite a few organic health foods stores too, which makes it even more great.
In the past year weâ€™ve began exploring the city beyond the strips and shopping malls, on this last trip we did the downtown proper.
Downtown Bellingham is charming with galleries, museums, specialty stores and cafÃ©s.
Behind the abandoned Dahlquist building.
The Post Office, downtown also has beautiful old buildings.
The Public Market â€“ contains a series of year-round local stores.
In here is Terra Organica, a well stocked great health foods store is one of the many in Bellingham.
I just love the textures of this building.
Local business thrive, I bought a lovely pair of boots here .
And of course, the adult store; every great town deserves one of those.