Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Whidbey Islands

Our friends Steve & Sandy invited me, Kathy and Marty over to Oak Harbor on Whidbey island for a day visit We left Port Townsend on the ferry and they picked us up on the other side at Coupeville which is a very pretty old town.We drove up to oak harbor where they grew up and showed us the town and brief history of where Steve and Sandy met and use to hang out, also the Navy base is located there. next was  Deception pass where you cross the only bridge to the island it is very pretty area up there and they have a beautiful state park there. Next we were shown Penn cove world renown for their mussels very picturesque setting and historical town and cove. We were next taken to their beach house that Steve's dad built and they recently inherited they prepared lunch for us (which was very good thanks Sandy) They have been busy cleaning out the house and making repairs and if you live on the beach you are always trying to keep up with the weather damage that is constant how you can get any work done is beyond me because with the shipping lanes, sea life, birds  its so pretty there how can you find time to work.Our time was running down and and they drove us back to the ferry it was a great visit and will stay in our memory banks. Thanks again Steve and Sandy for a great day. Safe travels everyone.  

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Visiting family

Saturday we took the ferry over from kinston to Edmonds WA to visit my cousin and her daughters family (Val & Jay) in Snohomish who have moved up here from Florida.Our two sons David & Clay picked us up and the four of us spent the day visiting. My sons have never met their second cousin and family they have three sons  Jay Brandon , Kyle who are living at home and Aubrey their other son is married and living in Fla. Everyone bonded very well. My Cousin Carol and her husband Dean are visiting with them for a few weeks they have a motor home and are able to park it at the house. Dean is a master carpenter and is doing some cabinetry work that Val wanted They hope to come over here one day to visit with us I hope they can do that as they have not seen this part of the country and this time of year it is wonderful up here. Today was great sunny and deep blue sky can't beat that, Kathy and I just set around watching birds and working a jigsaw puzzle. and somewhat watching NASCAR . Hope you folks are enjoying your day wherever you are.Safe travels.