All Good Things Must End

August 27, 2009

We are wrapping up our longest vacation ever. We’ve been so busy living in the present that it’s feels strange to look back at the posts from the first part of our trip. They seem like so long ago. Did we really do all those things on this same vacation? Amazing!

Yesterday, we returned the bikes we borrowed from a friend in Bellingham. The box with all our bike stuff, bike carrier, helmets, etc will go to UPS this afternoon and then we’ll take the red eye out of Seattle at midnight.

The view this morning from the patio outside our door:

It’s a bittersweet experience as we leave one of the places we love to go to the other.

There are still a lot of places we went and things we did that have not been chronicled here…yet. I fully intend to do that when we get back but, in the hustle and bustle of everyday “normal” life, plans made on vacation seem to diminish in importance. We’ll see.

The night before last, I traveled the eight miles to Deception Pass State Park in hopes of catching the last soft light of sunset illuminating the bridge over Deception Pass. Later, as I was driving to West Beach inside the Park, I discovered something unexpected, the reflection of the after-sunset sky in Cranberry Lake. In fact, the reflection looks so perfect, you may be tempted to think that it’s a Photoshop trick but it’s not. (click on the image to see a larger version)

PS: A special thanks to Pam and Jerry, our hosts in Anacortes, who so graciously endured our company.

Stefani August 27, 2009 at 8:53 pm

It all looks so lovely!
I know it’s hard to see the end of a beautiful vacation, but we’re all so looking forward to your return!

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