Monday, October 17, 2011

Happy Monday Friends; greetings from beautiful San Juan island.  I am in awe of the beauty of this area; it is so quaint and charming and reminds me of Maine.  We are staying at a lovely B&B, a working farm complete with chickens, goats, horses, llamas and birds.  We arrived Saturday, late afternoon, and got settled before going to dinner; afterwards we came back and played one of the games we brought with us. It is so good to be with our friends, catching up and laughing.  Yesterday we hiked, went to Roche Harbor-which I absolutely love, especially the name because it was my maiden name.  We shopped, had lunch and then drove to more state parks on the island.  The weather was perfect, albeit a bit cool but in the afternoon the sun came out.  Our friend, Barb, has a pedometer and we walked about 8,000 steps or close to 4 miles.  I will be sharing photos of our time each day....enjoy.

 This was taken from the ferry on Saturday-isn't the water just incredible.

 This watercolor is on one of the living room walls and is of the Inn.  One of my loves is animals and being here refreshes my soul.
 When these guys saw us, they came running-undoubtedly thinking we would feed them.  They are adorable.

This is the lighthouse that I showed in Friday's post.  I am not one who likes cold, damp weather so I'm thankful we don't live in this climate but oh my how beautiful it is. 
Today we are having a leisurely morning and will go down to another area and then into town for more shopping or window shopping.  This has been on my "bucket list" of places to see but I would love to come back again.  Tomorrow we take the ferry to Orcas for another couple of days.
Have a wonderful day~Noreen


  1. Beautiful Place! So happy to see you enjoying yourself!

  2. Wow.. absolutely awesome!! Enjoy your time there!

  3. Oh how beautiful is this!! Just GORGEOUS water. Sounds like such a relaxing time. Glad you are getting this time away. ENJOY every minute! HUGS

  4. It looks beautiful! I'm glad you are enjoying your trip. Hugs

  5. I love it in that part of the world. I haven't been since high school. It is the one part of the country that our girls want to go visit. Enjoy!

  6. Yep, that's EXACTLY where we boated but a few weeks ago! Over the years we've spent many vacation days in those islands. I swear our children turned over every rock on Sinclair Island's shores :)

    Blessings for a memorable trip!

  7. awww.... love seeing the pictures!

  8. One of my dearest friends from high school lives on San Juan Island. It is so beautiful. Have a wonderful time.

  9. Absolutely beautiful, hope your are enjoying yourself

  10. Dear Noreen...such a pretty getaway! Thank you for sharing! Simple Blessings ♥ Teri

  11. Oh wow, look at that blue water. Sounds like you are enjoying to the fullest.

  12. what a great wonderful exciting trip....
    the pics are great...
    I think we will have lots of wonderful stories and pictures to come (o:
    have so much fun

  13. Hi there Noreen,
    How wonderful that you are able to have such a special adventure with your friends. The B&B sounds wonderful, the Llamas look beautiful (wish I could interact with one sometime...except for the spitting :)) Did you actually see Orchas? (That must have been so, so special too).
    Please wish Barbara good wishes from your friend in SA - a VERY happy birthday for later in the month. And I am NOT going to guess what number! :)
    Enjoy your break and have an awesome time.

  14. What beautiful photos!! Can't wait to hear all about your trip!!

  15. OH BOY am I jealous!!!! I LOVE the San Juans! We lived in Seattle for 4 years and I MISS IT SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much! I'd go back in a heart beat!!!!! ENJOY sister . . . it is one of God's most amazing creations! AND BREATHE the fresh air for me will you!!???????

  16. Just beautiful...yes I would say a "bucket list" place to visit!!
    Enjoy, enjoy


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