Okay, So What Is Blaine, WA All About
I get asked the question all time: what's so great about Whatcom County and Blaine, in particular. Okay, that's a fair question, considering we only have one stop light, you can walk in to almost any of the County and or City offices and talk to a person that you may actually know. As you look at the Blaine Marina picture, you can see the Peace Arch Border Crossing and the trees off in the distance ia where White Rock, Canada is located.
Blaine is a lovely, quiet town and so far, since moving here, there have been no drive by shootings. Don't really know about the rest of the stuff that Denver, Phoenix, LA, or the Detroit news stations report on for their evening news every night.
However, you never know when the big city is going to catch up with you.
Small Town Atmosphere, Big Town Cuisine
We are able to buy some of the freshest fish and seafood available-you can purchase right from the Blaine Marina or travel a short distance to Barleans Sea Food and purchase some of the best that is currently in season-and they actually ask you how you are doing, thank you for your business, and even share recipes .
Two weeks ago, we left Bellingham Bay on a friend's boat, caught about 20 crabs, cooked them on board the boat and had an evening dinner while floating on the Pacific. In total, about a five hour evening. Try and do that in Phoenix. You might be able to, if the dust storm has died down a little.
When you want the international scene, drive across the border to White Rock, Canada, Vancouver, Surrey, BC. Richmond offers authentic Chinese restaurants, while Surrey has Middle Eastern restaurants that make you glad you live in the great northwest.
Want to head to the south to Bellingham, home of Western Washington University? Take the day and check out Bellingham, Whatcom Falls, Lake Whatcom and Boulevard Park. Boulevard Park has a great boardwalk and one of the best cups of coffee at 'Woods Coffee'. Get a cup and grab a seat outside and watch the sun set on Bellingham Bay. A remarkable experience, with great coffee.
What's In Blaine?
For a small town Blaine, WA is pretty important. We have two, yes, that is two major border crossings in our town. Blaine has what is named the Peace Arch Crossing and the Blaine Truck Crossing Some great restaurants like Paso Del Norte, Chada Thai, Big Al's, The Black Forest, owned by Jack Neiman, of Jack Neiman fame, and a couple of quaint pastry & sandwich shops...The Little Red Caboose and The Blackberry House. We have the regualr franchises like Subway, Burger King and Little Caesars Pizza. Okay, you probably get the idea.
We're a regular type town...like no other.
The Best Of Blaine
I was walking out of an office and saw these boys on their way to go fishing. Don't know who the boys are, and haven't seen them since. I had to pull over to the side of the road and pull out my video cam. They looked excited to be on their way for a good day of fishing!
That was a lot of chat, and here is what I wanted to show about Blaine, WA. I think this video shows the relaxed atmosphere of Blaine. This video was taken on the Blaine Marina road leading to down tot he dock that you see pictured above. Wouldn't you like to be doing the same thing-ridding a bike, going fishing!