On October 12th, Wes and I celebrated 28 years of marriage. As you know, we went away for the week to spend some time alone together.
It was amazing.
We went to Orcas Island, one of the San Juan Islands off the coast of Washington. The weather was still beautiful, especially considering it was October; usually, the Washington coast has already returned to its dreary, rainy weather by this time, but this year summer came late and stayed longer. The mornings were chilly and gray, but the afternoons (except for one) turned off sunny and warm. The fall colors just glowed in that afternoon sunshine!
We left Sunday afternoon, the 7th, headed to Vancouver and to go to church at Metro Baptist Church, pastored by our good friend Russ Mackay. We walked in on their Thanksgiving Dinner for their church (Thanksgiving in Canada was on Monday, the 8th). Their church family had done a good job of inviting people - and they ended up with about 50 more than they'd planned for! So Wes and I just jumped in and helped with whatever they needed us to do at any given moment. It was so much fun to help out with their celebration!
|Waiting for the ferry at Anacortes|
|Not a bad view while we wait: Mount Baker|
|WiFi on the ferry . . . for a fee!|
|This dog watched Wes like a hawk. Too funny!|
|The cars lined up behind us on the ferry, in my mirror|
|Sunshine on the water|
|Can you imagine living on an island, watching the ferries go by?!|
|The bedroom had a king-sized bed, small sitting area, and a fireplace, with sliding doors to the deck|
|The living room and kitchen, complete with husband! The dining area was just to the right of the picture.|
|Crow Valley School Museum. I tried to go in, but it was locked.|
|On our Tuesday afternoon walk, sitting on a bench on a hill above the ocean|
|The view from the bench on the hill|
|We played Farkel . . . and I won! :)|
|The tower on Mount Constitution|
|This was all we could see from the tower - clouds and Mount Baker|
|A friendly couple took our picture for us|
On Thursday we left and drove over to Omak, WA, so we could do some grocery shopping the next day. We drove home Friday, and Wes took me out to Montana's for an anniversary dinner.
And that was our week! We had a wonderful time away, although the time passed really quick. I'm so thankful that we were able to get away, and we were refreshed and ready to work again when we got back!