If you haven’t gotten a chance to check out one of the many Washington State parks, I highly recommend it. They are absolutely my favorite part of Washington State, and they’re a great thing to check out during a lovely summer day.
I had never been to Fort Casey before, but this park was wonderful – an old World War II Fort that has been turned into a public park. How can you go wrong? Located out on Whidbey Island, there is a beautiful coastal line in the background, a huge open field ripe for Frisbee-throwing or kite-flying and an old fort — cannons and all — in the background.
It’s a wonderful juxtaposition that makes this park wonderful. After arriving, my boyfriend and I ate some lunch and watched people biking, running, sunbathing (sun in Washington? You’ve got to take what you can get!).
After that we explored the fort. The old walls and gun holds are interesting to look at from a history-buff perspective. Then you enter the fort, and after braving the pitch-black rooms, you start to become convinced (despite the fact this fort was never needed for battle) that you’re on an episode of the Travel Channel series “Ghost Adventures.”
This is a bit of a drive out of Seattle, but only by a couple of hours, so if you need a day get away out of the city, I definitely recommend checking out this place.
-Cassandra Gallagher is the newsletter editor for The World Is Fun.