Monday, May 6, 2013

Trip to Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA - May 3rd to May 5th, 2013

(from the It's better in the Islands department)

Hi everyone,

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:

Next - some photos from the ferry:

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!

1 comment:

Erin said...

What a great trip! And you should really frame that second picture of Rose with the facepaint and the harbor behind her. She looks like such a fierce and powerful creature!