Best Friends

Cathleen and Jenn have been lifelong friends. They grew up together in Utah and see each other several times a year when Cathleen visits Utah and when Jenn visits Washington. Jenn and two of her children, Sid and Bella, recently spent 10 fun-filled days with us on their summer vacation. Their arrival started off on... Continue Reading →

Blakely Harbor Park, Bainbridge Island

It was a gorgeous spring day to take a boat trip. One of our go-to spots for a day trip is Blakely Harbor on Bainbridge Island. We left our home marina just before lunch. The weather was awesome.   While we have anchored in Blakely Harbor many times, we have never gone ashore to explore... Continue Reading →

Final Summer Outing

The last weekend in September is the beginning of fall, but the weather is summer-like for a couple of more days with expected highs near 80 degrees. So rather than stay at home and do chores, we opted to go out on the boat for a couple of nights and enjoy the last of the... Continue Reading →

Japanese American Exclusion Memorial

In 1942, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, FDR issued Executive Order 9066 giving authorities the right to remove and confine potentially dangerous or suspicious individuals, including American citizens, from military areas.  Anyone who violated the order was subject to imprisonment and fines.  They almost immediately decided it was necessary to remove Japanese Americans from... Continue Reading →

Eagle Harbor, Bainbridge Island 2013

For a pleasant day trip we venture to Eagle Harbor on Bainbridge Island. Bainbridge Island is located across Elliott Bay and is a 30 minute ferry ride from Seattle, popular with commuters.  The ferry landing is in Eagle Harbor at the town of Winslow.  You can see the Seattle skyline from here. Once inside Eagle... Continue Reading →

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