The names of many towns in Washington state are of Native American origin, however, Anacortes was named for Annie Curtis, wife of early settler Amos Bowman. And that's my piece of trivia for this blog entry.
While just driving around the town, we spotted an RV park down on the water, so we went to check it out.
Here are a few pictures of the sites and one of the back deck of the social hall/lodge. I'm pretty sure those sites that back up to the water are pretty near perfect in the summer. I wanted to be those people sitting outside, enjoying the view!
We stopped at a lookout for the view and found this.
Next stop, lunch! We were just tooling around side streets, and I saw a sign for the best fish and chips at the Island Cafe. I have to say, I concur. We were too hungry to think to take a picture before digging in, but here is what was left when we were through.
And our final stop in Anacortes was at the Northern Lights Swinomish Casino. It's a small casino with a lovely RV Park out back.
Both Kim and I left a small contribution to the Swinomish tribe before moving on to the Skagit Casino. This casino is just down the road from Thousand Trails Mt Vernon where we are staying, so I suggested we stop and see if our luck had changed. It hadn't. At that point, it became obvious is was gin and tonic time back at the campsite.