A friend recommended we visit the Guemes Island Resort; getting the last ferry from Anacortes we traveled under the stars to our yurt. This perfectly sized space was a wonderful get away for the long holiday weekend. We hiked, massaged, rested and soaked in the sauna. It was BLISSFUL.
Si took this mesmerizing photo atop Mt. Guemes. Not only did we enjoy a nice and mild hike, but at the top we spoke with a co-steward of the Skagit Land Trust. We learned a great deal about the preservation of the land and what the future plans for the land are. It was really interesting!
We visited the community fall festival and just fell in love with Guemes Island-even more! Everyone was very friendly and talkative. The small town feel was very obvious and we enjoyed all of it. We spent a total of $26 and this is what we bought: 2 hotdogs, 5 small gift cards, 1 beautiful bowl and my anniversary gift a special peace pendant necklace.
We bought a beautiful bowl and roasting dish. It was discounted in price and a perfect fit for our kitchen.
Alice, Adam (Si's old friend) and Arwyn visited us from Paparoa, New Zealand. They stayed a week, wandered through the city and were the most delightful house guests! They tidied and bought us a new bbq (as seen here). A good time was had by all.
Simon's aunt and uncle visited from Ngatia, New Zealand. We visited the Snoqualmie Falls and enjoyed a day trip complete with a big dinner at the Crab Pot. A table full of crab, shellfish, potatoes, corn and more. A real feed! We also had them over for breakfast and learned much about the family's farming history. It was too short of a trip.
In July, we spent a day hiking with our great friends, Peter and Dee. They led us to a trail up in the Snoqualmie area. The sun was hot as we trodded up the steep hill and the last mile was tricky as it was quite rocky. But, as the mountain breeze whizzed by us, it was so worth it to get to the top. Beautiful mountain ranges surrounded us. The best reward after a big climb!