Washington journey

Rachel and I flew to Seattle this morning and had a great tour of some harbor towns across from Seattle. I thought this sign in the airport was amusing. Seattle is near lots of water. We just needed a rental car, not a cruise ship.IMG_1723We had a delicious lunch in Gig Harbor.IMG_1726 IMG_1725 IMG_1724We then stopped in at Rachel’s aunt’s jewelry store in Port Orchard.IMG_1727

We then made our way to Poulsbo where Rachel’s grandparents live. It is a Norwegian town on the water. They live in a wonderful home with tulips and a great view of the water. We had a great visit with them.IMG_1728


Her grandparents took us our for dinner. They are sweet. I loved watching them take care of each other and hold hands on the way out of the restaurant. Years of life and love together.

IMG_1731We then made our way to the ferry from Kingston to Edmonds. We made it with just three minutes to spare.


We had a long drive up to La Conner in the Skagit valley where we are going to see tulips and have our Jacobsen women’s retreat.

This was waiting for us in the room we stayed in.


We made it and united with the rest of the Jacobsen women for our adventures this weekend. Some delicious cookies and conversation, and we had lots of rain on the drive up. I am glad to have arrived safely, and I am looking forward to a fun weekend.




Celebrating 40 at the beach

My sister-in-law, Rachel, turned 40 last week, and she had a beach getaway with some friends and family. It was beautiful clear weather. We took a six mile hike along the coast, talked and laughed, ate delicious food, watched a movie, saw some sea anenomes at the tide pools,  enjoyed the trees and ocean and birds. It was a wonderful time together.

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