Travel

Cross Country Trip (Day 15) – Point Roberts, WA

Extremely Northwest

Yesterday was two weeks that we’ve been on the road, 4,004 miles ago! We’ve made it to our furthest point away from home; as far as you can go in the contiguous United States. We even had to get our passports out twice and cross through Canada and back to get here. We’re in Point Roberts, WA, a small (5 square mile) peninsula south of Vancouver.

Barb & Wayne's cottage in Point Roberts, overlooking Boundary Bay.  It's been their families vacation spot for over half a century.

Barb & Wayne's cottage in Point Roberts, overlooking Boundary Bay. It's been their families vacation spot for over half a century.

Wayne telling Fay about the area.

Wayne telling Fay about the area.

It’s part of the mainland U.S., but not connected to it. Kids even ride the bus across the border into Canada, travel almost 25 miles, then cross the border again to get to school. Very interesting, and a really neat little community that feels like it hasn’t changed much over the last 50 years, even more so than my hometown of Grand Haven Michigan, which still has much of the identity it had when I was little.

Good friends of ours from Florida have a cottage here, and we have the pleasure of spending a few days with them. They grew up in the Vancouver area, and reunite each summer with old friends and family. It’s quite an honor to be welcomed into their life here!

Dinner with Wayne, Barb and a few others here at their cottage.

Dinner with Wayne, Barb and a few others here at their cottage.

We plan to explore some of the area here and around Vancouver for a few days. We’ve then decided to take a more northerly route and start back east and see some of British Columbia before going back into the United States.

May 21, 2016 - Point Roberts, Washington