Hi Boogie, Dolly Girl and Gator Girlie! Mommy and Daddy got up very early to catch a ferry. You were all sleeping snuggled in your beds when we left at 5:10 AM but we kissed you all and Mommy whispered in your ears how much I love you!
The sun was just waking up as we began our journey and when we got to Pass Lake on Fidalgo Island, we saw this beautiful reflection. We also so a fish rise (jump to the water surface), which make concentric circles (rings in increasing sizes) on the water. As you can imagine, Daddy was happy to see a fish! :o)
This is what the water and islands looked like in the early morning sun. When we got to Oak Harbor, we had breakfast at Mc Donald's, but we ate it in the car. We had to make reservations for the ferry and needed to be there at a certain time. We made it in time to take a little break to call you from the beach.
These are the pilings - special logs that keep the ferry from crashing into the dock. The water was very still with no wind, so it made very pretty reflections.
Because we took such an early ferry, we had a lot of time to do things. First we went to lunch at El Cazador, a Mexican restaurant. We had fried ice cream with strawberry sauce for dessert. We ate this out on the patio. It was nice to breathe the fresh clean air. After that we went to see Cedarbrook Lavender and Herb Farm where Mommy photographed lots of pretty flowers.
All these purple flowers are different types of lavender. Maybe you saw some lavender at our house. Mommy puts it in her wool so the moths won't eat it. It has a pretty smell and you can even it. Mommy bought some lavender to make a special kind of biscuit called "scones". We will try that when we go home. I bet you didn't know that you could eat a flower, huh?!
This barn was just down the hill and probably belonged to the house at one point in time. It is an interesting place where the countryside is intermixed with the city.
Mommy and Daddy drove around and looked at the city of Sequim and also Port Angeles. We took these pictures of the ocean from the top of the hill. The area is very nice and we are asking God if this might be the place He wants us to move. Maybe you kids could pray that God would show us where He wants us to go. If we lived here we would be right next to mountains and the ocean and we would only be about 2 hours from La Push where we stayed with Aunt Shelley a couple weeks ago. That would be closer than it is for us to drive to Goat Rock Beach from home.
We also looked at some manufactured homes. This area has a lot of open land and several kinds of manufactured homes. Remember when we went and looked in the houses? Mommy liked this one because it had this sewing and craft room! :o) The rest of the house was too small for us but we did find some that were really nice. If we move here we would like to find a place with grass and where we can plant trees like at Grandma and Grandpa's. Wouldn't that be fun?
Mommy and Daddy are staying at this place. This is our bed. Outside is a beautiful garden and bird feeders with lots of birds. Today we are going to the mountains. We hope you had fun on your ferry ride.
Mommy and Daddy love all three of you very much!!! Don't forget it. Remember if you get lonesome, just ask Jesus to comfort you and be with you and you can always talk to Grandma and Grandpa. Be good for them and have fun! We love you - Mommy and Daddy