Today is a great day! Jason swaped his days off this week, so all 5 of us took a little trip to paradise. It's hard to explain where we are, but here goes. My mom's first cousin, Susan, has an inherited beach house on Guemes Island. It's one of the San Juan Islands that's about an hour and a half north of our house. I grew up always hearing about "Guemes", but never thought I'd actually get to visit here.
Susan & Scott's house is right on the beach, so you can just imagine the view. They have glass windows across the entire back of the house giving you a panoramic view while sitting on the sofa. I've stolen a minute on her computer (while Gideon naps, & the big boys watch tv) & the view I have is just amazing. Susan has described this spot as her "heaven on earth".
Before you're too terribly jealous, enjoy the fact that the water is FREEZING! I can't imagine that the water ever gets above 70, but today it feels more like 60. The boys had a blast throwing rocks, screaming over possible crabs & watching our fornlorn bucket float away (Luke still hasn't forgiven me for not swimming after it).
Where is Jason, you ask? He's still out on an adventure with Scott. They kayaked out to Scott's little boat (no one has boat docks, they just anchor the boats off shore because of the tide) & took off to speed around the nearby islands. I'm told you can swim to the closest island (named Jack), but I can't see myself ever wanting to do that. (Luke on the other hand...we'll see.) Scott said you can see seals, eagles, and sometimes even whales on the other side of the islands. I'm hoping they will come back & take us out with them.
Since I can't upload a picture of this paradise for you to see, I'm giving you a couple of links to get an idea of what it looks like.
http://www.scoraigwind.com/sei2009/index.html (this one's kind of random, but it has a map of the island & a pic with a great view with a rainbow)
Boat's headed this way! Yipee!