Sunday, July 3, 2011

Whidbey Island!

Six days on Whidbey Island went flying by...

Walks with gotta love the boots...

Waking up to this view...

Fish out of water...

And Charlie, what can I say...he didn't fit in my suitcase though he stole my heart...

Met my wonderful Etsy friends from Seattle--We all belong to Etsy Project Embrace which was formed to support cancer research. Ginny (middle) ( is an amazing felter and Kristin (right) ( is a wonderful potter.

Captain Mac (Linda's husband) and their tug

Looking for whales

Linda and me

A beautiful lighthouse--Friday Island

I love the sound of the waves

Because our train was the first train through ND in two weeks, we assumed that the floods were receding...we were totally surprised to find out that our return train trip was cancelled because the water was rising. We are still haunted by the devastation we witnessed and our thoughts are with those poor farmers whose farms are underwater and who can't plant...

Those of you who know me know that I haven't flown in 34 years...needless to say I was terrified. Luckily for me I had some pain pills with me and Faith invited me to fly with her to her winter home in Florida instead of flying alone to Syracuse. So the next morning we went to the airport, I took a pill, I clung to my sister, took off shoes for security, sat next to the window, pulled down the shades, put in earplugs so I couldn't hear the engines rev up, and off we flew...more of an adventure than I had anticipated...

Happy 4th of July, everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  1. spectacular views from the whidbey shores cait-- and looks like you were in great company-- what a wonderful getaway. thanks for sharing the super photos! happy 4th to you!

  2. Yay, Cait! For these beautiful photos, for the company, for letting me in on some of this wonderful person, too! Glad you braved the flight and the floods..Happy 4th... xoxo

  3. Looks and sounds like a beautiful trip. I share your dislike of flying but sometimes it is the only way - glad your courage carried you through! Thanks for sharing your photos.

  4. Oh Kathi it was the best vacation ever!!
    Ginny, it meant so much to me to meet you on Whidbey!
    Kris, here's to courage!! I did what I had to do because there wasn't any real choice! :D but now I'm less afraid--Italy next?? ha!

  5. Wonderful!!!! and OH what a view!!!....

    Love that dog, just love the face :-)

  6. Thank you for sharing this trip with us - great to see such beautiful landscapes and people!

  7. cait, i can hardly believe that i'm on my way out to almost the exact place on tuesday. your pictures tell a story of such love. and i love the waves talking away. are you in florida or potsdam?

  8. Thanks Karen and Julia for commenting!! It was an amazing journey!
    Velma, I'm back in Potsdam--hard to believe that after planning for 6 months, the trip is over! But the memories!!! Where are you going??