Back in September, Michael and I took the ferry to Bainbridge Island. We decided to take Michael's car aboard in case we wanted to explore beyond a walkable distance. It was quite a strange sensation driving onto a boat! The trip across Elliott Bay took about 45 minutes. When we arrived, we decided to grab lunch first. We made our way to Hitchcock Delicatessen and shared a delicious sandwich loaded with smoked turkey, figs, and goat cheese. For dessert, we split a "Magic Bar". I have no idea what the bar contained, but it was heavenly. After that, we did some light shopping. Michael ended up buying some Halloween candles, and I resisted the temptation to buy a pair of expensive (but gorgeous!) leather sandals. To top off our afternoon adventure, we splurged on ice cream from Mora Iced Creamery. I ordered pistachio and blackberry, and Michael tried lavender and blueberry cheesecake. The flavors were glorious. We spent a few minutes sitting underneath an umbrella, enjoying our ice cream, and basking in the sunshine. The weather was absolutely perfect that day. Blue, sunny skies and a warm breeze made for an excellent day of adventure. Now that Seattle is experiencing autumn (and constant rain), I'm looking back on my arrival with longing. I miss the sun! There are very few places as beautiful as Seattle in the summertime.