1/18/10

Need a creative lift? Go on a road trip to Edison!





All photos COPYRIGHT Jonesmoore 2010

My W.B. (wonderful boyfriend) forced me out of the house last Saturday to take a much needed road trip up to one of my absolute FAVE places in the state of Washington: the tiny town of Edison. If there were a contest for tiny, unique and funky towns, Edison would certainly win first place year after year, in my book. It's located just north of the Skagit Valley, nestled between potato farms, the Puget Sound and Highway 20. It's a jewel, and contains (amazingly) the following in its handful of streets: bakeries, galleries, biker bars, local "watering holes", a cheese shop and MUCH more! Be sure to visit the gallery called "Curator", you will NOT be disappointed. On our way out of Edison, we were treated to some amazing landscapes and wildlife, including a bald eagle and some very large long-necked birds, perhaps wild geese or swans, and hundreds of white snow geese in the fields.

(PSST! My favorite junk store–yes, the kind you can hardly find any more–is just outside of town on Hwy. 11). More photos on my Flickr site! If you don't live in Washington, there is probably an "undiscovered jewel" of a town in your area...explore!

6 comments:

  1. I haven't ventured into Edison to explore (or Bow either). Maybe it's time for a wander.

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  2. Most definitely!! Make sure you visit Curator and the bakery across the street!

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  3. My first thought was Edison, New Jersey? What's so interesting there? But of course, I am thinking locally, not globally. Your side of the street looks nice:) (who knows, maybe Edison nj has got it going on too...)

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  4. Edison is one of my favorite little towns to visit too-- love the galleries there-- and the junk store -- is it Bonners? was just there last week.

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  5. Yes! Bonners is a real "gem" of the junk world...

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