We took advantage of the nice, warm weather - and a Groupon - and headed up to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island this weekend. We stayed at the Earthbox hotel - it's a nice place, which they self-describe as a "retro motor inn". Plus - they have an indoor pool, which is always a plus for Dana & Rose.
Here's a few photos.
First up - waiting for the ferry in Anacortes. Ice cream is good:
The last photo shows the puzzles they have on the ferry - Rose was helping us work on this one.
Then, after we spent the night in Friday Harbor, we got up, had breakfast, and went to the Farmer's Market:
Next up was the Children's Festival, where Rose got her face painted, and I took a self portait with Dana:
After that, we headed out to Lime Kiln Park, and I managed to get some amazing photos, some using the Panorama feature on my Nokia Lumia 920:
The next day, we stopped by the San Juan Island Distillery, the San Juan Vineyards, and the American Camp. (Sadly, no pictures of the distillery):
Finally - we boarded the ferry and headed home:
During this trip, I also took some Photosynths. These are 360 panoramas you can do with your camera, but you have to view them online. Here's one taken at Lime Kiln park:
and here's a second taken at American Camp:
(Sorry about the weird image matching on these. I've actually learned how to take them better now.)
All in all - a great little mini-vacation!