San Juans and in particular, Orcas Island was one for the books. Beautiful weather, hiking every day, our favorite campsite, and not too many crowds made it a WONDERFUL adventure.
My husband is a camping rock star-though I have my important roles, he does the bulk of the work, happily. The site we stay in each year at Moran State Park is HUGE and private. Deer pass through, there is a stream running nearby, and there are several HUGE trees that have been there so long, their deep ridges could tell stories of the park's history. Note the hammock hanging in our site-and those would be my legs in it......
Early in the week we headed into Eastsound to Darvill's as I'd just finished a really good read and was hungry for something else to enjoy. I chose The Postmistress a new book by an author I'd read recently.
Aren't the hollyhocks growing on the streets SO PRETTY?
This door leads to what the girls have coined, the "hermit of the hills." I think the kids will especially remember this about Orcas Island.
We had the best trip to Orcas, but after nearly two weeks on the road, we aimed our compass south a day early. We decided to return to the cabin for the night to cut our trip home in half. It ended our Washington tour quite nicely to see my mom (who hadn't left yet) and soak up the beauty at Clear Lake for one more warm summer evening.