Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A Slice of the Good Life

  When we arrived in WA, on Sunday,  May 17, we camped north of Shelton at Potlatch State Park. We were still with the Herbigs.  We only spent one night here and Michael made pizza in the Dutch oven that was fabulous!  Camping next to us were two nice couples and one woman was a birder and an active volunteer with animal rehab. She was great to meet and talk to.  Later, she fell down her RV steps and broke her arm.  She was taken to the hospital by ambulance. When we left the next day we put a get well soon card on their table

On Monday, we headed to Port Townsend to catch the ferry to Whidbey Island.   A short and scenic route to the island. When we got there,  we made our way to the campground to meet our host and friend, Jenn.

Jenn and later Bear have become dear friends In just one week!    They are really wonderful people and terrific companions.  The Herbigs, Jenn and Bear and us have had a great time together, sharing meals prepared by Michael, lots of great conversation, rides around the island,  and birdwatching at our site (we put up a seed and a hummingbird feeders).  We have also had ice cream parties almost every night!   Michael sliced the ice cream into rounds.

One day Jenn, Jackie, and I ferried over to Port Townsend to walk around and see a movie.  In the distance,  the Olympic Mountains were visible along with beautiful clouds.  Only $6.50 to walk on the ferry, round trip.

The Herbigs left yesterday to head east, but Michael and I plan to stay through June.  The camp and the Island are so beautiful.

And finally, yesterday was my birthday and it was a lovely day!  Breakfast out with all of us and then a peacefully lazy day!  Bear plays a Native American flute and had a few to sell from a father and daughter team, and their flute business is called Stellar.  Michael bought me one for my birthday!  Bear has taught me how to practice and i am playing several times a day.  I love it and I love Michael for such a thoughtful gift!

Today is the 27th and I did laundry in the Wonderwash and Michael has cleaned the inside of the car.

Michael and Jenn at Deception Pass:

Another view of Deception Pass, a waterway, between Whidbey and Fidalgo islands, that is hazardous to sailors past and present: