Monday, August 15, 2011

Wonderful Whidbey Weekend

We are blessed to have friends who we vacation with every summer.
This year, we drove to Whidbey Island off the coast of Washington state,
about 2 hours south of where we live.
This is the home we reserved for the weekend.
This is one of the bedrooms.
How cute!
And this is the view from our deck, the first evening.
I can feel myself relaxing already.
On Friday morning, the guys went golfing while the women visited this nearby lavender farm.
There was even a lavender labyrinth!
Lavender was being harvested in the fields.
It smelled heavenly!
Bunches of lavender were drying for later use.
The store sells all kind of products made with lavender,
including ice-cream, which we bought for supper.
Then we made our way to Greenbank Farms.
The buildings now house artist galleries and shops.
The gardens are just beautiful.
Before heading back to the cabin, we drove south to the small town of Langley,
and watched this glass-blower helping a child make her own glass pumpkin.
Saturday morning, we drove to Coupeville, another little town,
which hosts an amazing annual arts and crafts festival.
We watched this blacksmith in action.
As well as this basket-maker.
And this potter.
Some tall ships were visiting the harbour for the weekend.

The afternoon was spent beach-combing.

As always, our island retreat was over much too soon.
Till next summer!


  1. What a beautiful place for a vacation and wonderful places to visit.


  2. Loved looking at your photos, Cheyl. Hubby and I sent on a 2 hour sailing on the Hawaiian Chieftain tall ship when it was in Blaine Harbour just a couple of weeks ago. Such fun! I knew that Coupeville was the next stop.