Some more woodland seating.
Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, when consumer Christmas starts and everyone goes shopping (except of course those that don’t go shopping). Apparently, it’s known as Black Friday after the crowds and traffic congestion experienced because of the excess of shoppers in Philadelphia in the late 1960s.
For our tradition, we walked down to the beach and threw stones at the water.
Which was fun, except Ewok couldn’t join in (he’s banned from the beach and can’t throw stones anyway).
And yes, ‘twas a proper walk!
F cooking the shrimp for “Shrimp and Avocado with an old school Marie Rose Sauce” from Jamie’s Food Revolution (aka Jamie’s Ministry of Food for overseas readers).
Fantastic. Pass it on.
Los Angeles again for another PDC, and some more hotel room views.
Windows 7; Azure; Silverlight 4; Office 2010. What’s in a name?
A great little hike up to Ship Point on Turtleback Mountain. Steep going up but the views were fantastic.
F found the going a little hard at first, but magic signs on the trail soon had him whizzing upward.
Our lunch spot was out of the wind but got damper as the rain set in…
…we didn’t get too wet though!
Down a winding track past Olga is Obstruction Pass Park.
The website says this is one of Orcas islands ‘lesser known hiking areas’, and when we visited we were the only ones there.
There was a hard on-shore wind blowing on the south beach, but the boys found a great spot in the lee looking out on to the sound.
A perfect spot for Ewok posing…
…and kite flying.
Luvly. And made even better buy a bowl of warming soup at the Olga Cafe on the way home.
It’s views like these that make you want to go back.
So we did. Very, very lucky.
We returned to Mount Constitution for some awe inspiring views of the San Juans
But this time the top was in thick cloud (with a cold blustery wind) so the view was not-so-good.
F was not so impressed!