pete and i spent the weekend on lopez island in the san juans. we are so lucky to be able to go up there as often as we do. its such a laid back, slow-paced, and friendly community of folks. not to mention b e a u t i f u l.
here are some snaps from my iphone 6.
^ just enjoying a bask in a grassy knoll by the water with our friend, mr. american bald eagle. we saw several bald eagles that day, actually.
we rode our bikes over to pete's aunt & uncle's house one afternoon, and ended up hanging out there with his uncle lark and cousin peri all evening. i've probably mentioned here before how much i loooove their house that uncle lark built. so magical and fairy tale like out in the woods of the island. downright talented folks in this family, by the way.
lark is a glass blower and used to hand blow these beer yards as prizes for the lopez island brew festival. he told us that glass beer yards came to be back in the day so that people could easily hand beer up to carriage drivers that were seated way up high. i never knew! just thought it was some sort of las vegassy gimmick. but ze beer yard served a real purpose. and he gave this one to pete! now if only we could find a safe place to store this thing in our house......
^ just roasting snausages with lark's glass blowing tools. naturally.
below is pete's parents cabin. built in 1890! we think it is now the oldest structure on the island. pretty crazy!
this is a great place to just walk around, bike, picnic, read, visit. which is exactly what we did.
back to the mainland. and for a stop at the skagit tulip festival :) more photos to come.
another lovely lopez island weekend in the books.