Summer vacation in a deck house

You know your family is crazy when you cater your vacation to the family dog. Original plans to go on an Alaskan cruise were chucked and replaced in a form of  a road trip from LA to Seattle so Molly could take part in all the fun. Yes, really. Not going to complain though, I miss my fluffy puppy!

I rented us a house on the water for the week, which was absolutely fabulous! For the price of a hotel room, we got a deck house (not a bout house, but a house on stilts above the water) with views of the water from every room. Even Wilson, who’s pretty  skeptical when it comes to the safety and sanitation of vacation/short-term rentals, is now a believer in Airbnb. This was definitely a nice break from reality. It’s amazing how a peaceful little house on the water can transport you to vacation mode (even if it’s only five minutes away from my apartment).

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The view from the front porch:

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We were right outside the Ballard locks, so we’d see all sorts of boats passing by throughout the day.

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You can see why we were comfortable to just stay at the house and just relax!  We did get out and enjoy lots of hikes, and of course made the trek up to Vancouver BC for some mind-blowingly delicious dim-sum.

And of course, here’s photo of Molly enjoying deck living:

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