Whidbey Island

A few weeks ago, a family friend was generous enough to let us use his vacation property on Whidbey Island, WA. Lee decided we would drive through the night, and so after hitting up a wedding reception, we left Canada at around 9pm. Despite me asking if he would like me to drive numerous times, Lee ended up driving the entire way, and we arrived in northern Seattle at around 9AM. The kids travelled great in the car, with Harper waking up around 2 am and singing to herself for about an hour. Once we arrived, Lee was understandably exhausted and so I took the kids and wandered down to the beach for a few hours. Upon arriving home, the very nice caretakers came over to show us around the property. They warned us not to use the upstairs bathroom, as it had been acting up.  We also got our first introduction to the giant house spider

We decided to drive up the island for supper, and upon arriving home at around 10pm, found water leaking from the light fixture in the kitchen. The toilet upstairs had exploded and leaked everywhere. We’re pretty much the worst house guests ever. Let us stay in your house? We’ll give you some water damage.

Despite flooding the house, and another 10 run-ins with the giant house spiders, the trip was fantastic! The weather was beautiful, and the kids loved the beach! Lee even got some more steelhead fishing in.

We decided to come home a little early and left on saturday instead of waiting until the end of the long weekend. This turned out to be a fortunate decision, because about 20 miles outside of Seattle, we ran over someones rusty muffler and tore up one of our rear run flat tires. The nearest Toyota dealership was back in bellevue, so we turned around and made our way back along the Snoqualmie pass with our hazards on and cars and semi trucks ripping past us a 140km/h. After getting that fixed and on the road, we made it to spokane to find no vacancy, so continues onward, finally making it home almost 20 hours after starting. Surprisingly, the kids travelled really well.

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^^Maybe this is where Jack buried Harper’s flipflops. We never did find them^^
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^^Harper, who normally hates cold water surprised us by loving the ocean^^

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^^Checking out Deception Pass^^

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^^Useless Bay ^^

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^^Dead Crab^^

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^^Who needs a dock?^^wpid3053-2014-08-22-Whidbey-Island-2481.jpg

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