Even though we have a Sedro Woolley physical address (but Alger phone number, PO Box in Bow, and Burlington school district), most of our local trips for groceries, etc are south to Burlington or Mount Vernon. Previous trips I have documented to there include in October 2020, April 2020, July 2019, July 2018, January 2018 and May 2013. The January 2018 trip led us to name a newly born calf Bug after the town. We do make annual trips to there for Christmas shopping as well, but you can see our trips there are few and far between. So I chose today to make a trip there.
En route on F & S Grade Road we stopped at the North 40 Farms stand. Previously it has been closed when we drove by so it was nice to see it open. We bought a couple of Black Angus New York Steaks for dinner and some stew meat for future stroganoff. (We just now finished dinner, and it was excellent! And my chive butter is an excellent accompaniment to the steak, baked potatoes and green beans.) I would highly recommend this business.
First we went to the Veterans Community Plaza at Northern State Recreational Area. This opened in November so I wanted to see it.
The wind had picked up, and it started to rain right before we arrived. It made the flags look quite spectacular.
My understanding is that they are going to have rotating stories posted here.
And they are adding placards for veterans along side of the stories. I purchased one for my step-dad Al, but it hasn’t been placed yet. I will have to come back in a month or so to see if it is there.
We then drove into town, looking for lunch.
And we went to Hal’s Drive-In.
I ordered fish and chips but then later realized Fried Pickles were on the menu. Maybe next time.
All the times we have been there we never realized it was in United Lodge No. 93.
We then went to the Sedro-Woolley Museum. I was going there to purchase Letters from Prairie, “a book about a 24 year old woman who searches for the key to creating an independent, meaningful life for herself, off the family farm in Prairie, Washington in 1918, against the backdrop of a worldwide pandemic.” Prairie, WA was a town on the other end of our road. The book is also available online.
It continued to be nasty out so we popped into the Old Timers Bar for a drink and to watch some football. I had an Old Fashioned. This is different from any I have seen before. The bar was started in 1939 per the Skagit River Journal.
We did end up doing some grocery shopping too, but it is not the same with the Woolley Market now closed. So that was our brief trip into town. It was fun.