Archives for August 2011

A Drive By {Romantic Getaway to San Juan Island}

A Drive By {Romantic Getaway to San Juan Island}

A Drive By {Romantic Getaway to San Juan Island}

Wanna come with me on a drive by on San Juan Island?

Or more like a walk by, that is the leisurely pace of a getaway like this.

I feel like I’ve been away from my blog and blog friends FOREVER! I snuck away last week on a getaway to a B&B on San Juan Island with my husband. Sorry I couldn’t tell you where I was going at the time, but you know, killers and all might take advantage.

When you are as busy as we are with a business, church, and life, getting away together (and without the family or the puppy or the dog!) is a pretty rare thing! Honestly I am pretty sure this was the longest we had been away together just the two of us without our kids in 18 years. Crazy? Yeah, week long getaways just aren’t something we get to do very often. Clearly. Gah.

A Drive By {Romantic Getaway to San Juan Island}

Last weekend when we had the unexpected opportunity to get away I shut down my blog and we took off for the few hour drive and one hour ferry ride to San Juan Island! Woo hoo! My daughter was well enough to be alright without me (after her appendectomy) and my parents came up to be tortured by I mean enjoy taking care of the Jack the puppy. We had a leadership conference at the end of the week, but the first few days of the week were all days off for resting and exploring San Juan Island!

A Drive By {Romantic Getaway to San Juan Island}

Loved this house and all the pretty colors and details.

The landscaping around these homes in Roche Harbor was so amazing, the textures and shapes and colors completely captivated me.

A Drive By {Romantic Getaway to San Juan Island}

When I get really close up to houses I am worried they are going to pop out of their door and hit me on the head with a frying pan. But I fell in love with this porch and the teal green porch roof. Ah. Had to get close to see it.

A Drive By {Romantic Getaway to San Juan Island}

This blue house pretty much swept me off my feet and it wasn’t even done yet.

A Drive By {Romantic Getaway to San Juan Island}

FABULOUS, isn’t it? Wonder who the new owners will be? Lucky ducks. Maybe they will let me tour it on the inside when they move in.

A Drive By {Romantic Getaway to San Juan Island}

Whoa! That was an abrupt transition. Sorry to scare you, should’ve warned ya I was changing subjects like that. But in addition to gazing at lovely houses, we went to an Alpaca Farm on the Island and jeez, those animals are CRAZY! They play just like siblings. And they look just as crazy.

A Drive By {Romantic Getaway to San Juan Island}

OK, back to charming things. I had a deja vu of this restaurant from when I was a kid. Such a memorable place!

A Drive By {Romantic Getaway to San Juan Island}

And this hotel was so charming. Probably for rich people who wear golf shirts and own yachts. No offense if you wear golf shirts or own a yacht. I would like a yacht myself. I saw a 7 million dollar one in the harbor.

A Drive By {Romantic Getaway to San Juan Island}

The garden in front of the hotel was a really old lovely garden. I could have spent hours just looking at all the plants. So gorgeous!

A Drive By {Romantic Getaway to San Juan Island}

This flower smelled like chocolate. I’m not kidding, I’ve never smelled a flower that smelled like chocolate!! What is it?

A Drive By {Romantic Getaway to San Juan Island}

This was a lovely lavender farm on San Juan Island. It smelled like ….lavender. Heh heh.

A Drive By {Romantic Getaway to San Juan Island}

There is nothing as wonderful as being able to explore charming streets, shops and linger over coffee!

A Drive By {Romantic Getaway to San Juan Island}

And, as a life long lover of the sea, walking around by the boats in the harbor is always my favorite thing.

A Drive By {Romantic Getaway to San Juan Island}

 

A Drive By {Romantic Getaway to San Juan Island}

Good memories, lovely place.

Where have you escaped to this summer? I’d love to hear about your summer adventures!

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He is still pretty cute, huh?

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