Wohoo, my wife and I are back from our little retreat north of Seattle. It was a pretty good visit I must say with one petite exception, you can read about on your own free time.
When we arrived on Friday it was a downpour and didn’t stop raining all night long. We weren’t optimistic things would improve, but boy did they ever. The weather was fantastic on Saturday, the views atop the 2400 foot Mt. Constitution were breathtaking, the shopping in the quaint village of Eastsound was fun, tons of sea stars could be seen from our hotel room, and our meals on Saturday were spectacular.
I’m not sure how many times I can say this, but I love riding our state ferries. You know… like the ferry pictured in this photo, the large green and white vessels. For those who have never been to Seattle, it’s one of my favorite recommendations for visitors. Hop on a ferry and cross Puget Sound somewhere. It’s a great way to see the beauty Washington has to offer along with a decent amount of sea life*.
While this wasn’t my visit to Orcas Island, it was definitely one of the more memorable trips. My wife and I had a nice time. I will remember this trip for a long time, or so I hope. My previous visit to Orcas (pronounced "oar-kuss") Island happened in about 1994. I remember very little from that trip except that I visited the island on mountain bikes with my college girlfriend and her family. Many of the other details about the trip are rather hazy. It got me thinking about how it could happen so easily. While attempting to recall the details of my previous San Juan Island visit, I kept mixing memories from other trips. If this is what happens when we age, I best do a better job documenting my travels via my blog(s). I don’t like losing those memories one bit.
RULED OUT BABY NAMES: Sue, Liz, Max, Molly, Leanne, and Selima. (theme = Jessica Alba character names)
*if you’re lucky