Josh and I got married last weekend. I will post more about that in a little bit.
We spent 15 months preparing for the big day, and the final two weeks were the busiest weeks of my life. We had a total of five days of events to coordinate, and after our final event (four hours of cooking Sri Lankan curry for 20 people) we decided to skip a traditional honeymoon, and stay in the Seattle area.
We decided to go with Japanese Gulch in Mukilteo, since it was an old growth forest trail within an hour of city. Even though it was my idea, I was skeptical how much I would enjoy it considering my previous exposure of Mukilteo showed me a long strip of abandoned strip malls and car repair shops. Not exactly the most attractive surroundings.
Turns out, I was wrong to judge. The part of the city where the trail is located is in the old town along the coast. At the water is a ferry to take passengers to Whidbey Island, and an old lighthouse. The town felt like a coastal village in Maine.
Our hike through the forest trail took us past a creek, along a railroad track, and down a hill to the coast along the sound. At the water’s edge is a short trail to a rocky beach. Our favorite moment was when we sat together on a log on the beach and made jokes for a solid 5 minutes. Small little things like that remind us why we are doing so well together.
Though it was a short visit and we were back home before sunset, we had a fantastic time because it took little planning to get there.
We are taking an actual honeymoon to Spain sometime in the second half of 2017, but this was about all we could handle so soon after the wedding. Josh will spend the two weeks eating Jamón ibérico while I try to stay alive on cheese, potatoes, and red wine at every meal.