The J-Team headed back to Odlin County Park on Lopez Island for a second year. This time we stayed for 4 nights and invited along some friends. It was a blast. Here are some highlights:
Waking up to low-tide exploration and a bald eagle who surveyed the beach each morning. This was the view from site 11 where we stayed.
Playing in the pirate fort built by neighboring campers. The kids hauled all their gear into the fort each day and made it their home base.
A visit to the Saturday farmers market in Lopez Village for ice cream. June chose 1/2 and 1/2 of Lemon Vanilla with Marionberry swirl, and Golden Calf. Yummmm!
Etta was definitely a highlight, and June also spent a lot of time taking photos with my digital camera, including this one. Next trip I'm bringing a camera just for her. Love to see the vacation through her eyes.
The first night we arrived, it was just the two of us, no friends yet. We met our neighbors at camp and it was one of those times that I find happens when I travel, where I meet strangers who I immediately click with. Something about the transient nature of the moment invites a deeper connection. I think June can do this all the time! Chris had built an epic sandcastle which first drew her to them. Jen had never had a s'more so June gave her a tutorial. We watched a gorgeous sunset over Shaw Island.
Yesterday is gone
Tomorrow we will never see.
Leaving us only today,
and the sea, and the sand, and the tide...
and her eternal devotion to the pull of the moon,
and the look of wonder
In a small child's eyes,
In late July.