Sunday, July 31, 2011

July 30,2011 Whidbey Island

Today we decided to go over to Whidbey Island as it was our Anniversary tomorrow the 31st.We took the ferry over and were just in time to get on.In the summer it's good to have reservations as it's a small ferry and it gets very busy.Coming into to Coupeville there is a campground right there on the water.Looks a nice place if you want to be on the water.(it's a state park I believe.)
After getting off the ferry we drove to Deception Pass and parked so we could walk across the bridge.It was a beautiful day and the view was very nice and peaceful.We could see people out on the beach enjoying the day.
We proceeded on to La Conner,one of my favorite little towns. Since it was our anniversary tomorrow we were going to eat at Palmers and when we got there it had been closed. The Indians were having a gathering across the river,every year they have a gathering in different places and canoe to the event.I guess put in lots of money to build the area up with gazebo type structures.They had free breakfast and dinners every day.There were lots of people attending the event.

We headed back to Coupeville to have some Penn Cove Mussels and stopped to eat at Toby's.The Mussels were good and Sam had the Fish and Chips.
After finishing dinner we had to hightail it to the ferry.We had to try and get the 730 ferry otherwise the next one and last onewas at 930.We arrived just as the ferry was coming into the dock.We were the last one on that didn't have a reservation.Thank goodness we made it on. We a wonderful day to celebrate our anniversary.

Monday, July 25, 2011

July 25,2011 John Wayne Marina

Here's a photo of the John Wayne Marina.A nice place to sit and enjoy the marina and view.

July 24,2011 Sandcastles

We woke up this morning to a overcast and cloudy sky.There was a Sandcastle Festival in Port Angeles going on so we decided to head up there to see all the Sandcastles.When we got there it was foggy and didn't think it was going to be a nice day.We've been to this a couple of years ago and enjoyed it very much.They also had a great farmers market going on and the vegies looked very nice.Also had beautiful flowers in a vase for $9 couldn't beat the price.
The theme for this years festival was sporting events.It seemed there was less sand sculptures than they had a couple of years ago. There were more art and craft booths and had musicians playing on a stage . The fog cleared up and and it turned out to be a beautiful day.
After leaving Port Angeles we headed back to Chimacum and made a stop at the Olympic Winery.We like their wine and had to taste and buy a few bottles.
We had an enjoyable day but we were somewhat disapointed in the sand sculptures.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

July 4 2011 Fireworks

My daughter,son-in-law and I wanted to do something on the 4th and also be able to see the fireworks so we went out on a bay cruise on San Diego Bay.The was weather was perfect,warm and very calm water.It was a great night and the fireworks were going off all around us.They had some really nice fireworks and it was a great way to celebrate the birthday of our country.Here's some of the photos of the fireworks.
Happy 4th July and God Bless America

Monday, July 4, 2011

July 4,2011 Wedding

My niece is getting married on July1,so Sam is taking me to the airport for a flight to San Diego.My daughter and son-in-law live in San Diego and the wedding is on July 1st in Long Beach. We had to take the ferry to Seattle to get to the airport and had some nice views.
The weather was great for the wedding and the bride looked beautiful.Here's my brother-in-law and my niece.

Bride and Groom
Cousins Heather,Jill,Cora Linda

Daughter Jill and Jim son-in-law
Niece Linda,Sister-in-law Din and Graham
The next wedding will be Graham's and Linda's in October.