For the last 24 years, we have vacationed mostly in the Pacific Northwest (PNW). In that time, we have explored much of the coastal areas of Washington, Oregon and British Columbia but, no matter how much time we spend there, we'll never be able to experience all of its many wonders; the people, towns, farms, forests, fields, mountains, the freshwater streams and lakes, the saltwater straits, bays, tidelands, islands and shoreline.
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Some of the highlights of our 2009 vacation are recorded here. We hope you enjoy reading about them as much as we did living them.
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Kiwanis Sunrisers of Anacortes, WA

August 15, 2009

How would you like attending a meeting every Wednesday morning at 6:30 AM, year round? It might be tough getting up, huh? Would it make it any easier if this was the place where you were going to meet? Besides needing coffee, you might have to fight the distraction of passing sailboats. …but there are […]

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Biking Guemes Island

August 16, 2009

Guemes Island (“gwee’-mus”) is just a five minute ferry ride from Anacortes. It’s quiet there, laid back, with great views and little road traffic, perfect for a bike ride. What we didn’t fully appreciate was how hilly it was. The southern end of the island as viewed from Anacortes looks so flat! (Click on images […]

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The View from our Parking Spot

August 17, 2009

On this year’s PNW vacation, we experienced more than a week of poor weather which is unusual for August but yesterday things got back to normal. The air was clear, the sky was blue and the reflection of the sky on the water was unbelievably blue so it was time to take the annual “view […]

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Walking Washington Park

August 18, 2009

When we are in Anacortes, most mornings we walk the “trail” that meanders through Washington Park. It’s really not a trail at all but a 2.3 mile one lane paved road that is closed to cars until 10 AM each morning. We always go around counter-clockwise because the first part of the trail runs along […]

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