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San Juans - 2007

Since I was in high school my parents have been taking us to Lopez Island over in the San Juans. We still try to get together every summer as a family in the San Juans, and since then we've invited friends and the group has grown larger.

Lopez is the most laid back island, full of artists, and hippies, and farmers, and a few tourists here and there. It's a wonderful place to bike, kayak, hike, and camp, but it's also a great place to kick back in a little cabin, read a book on the porch, and get cinnamon rolls every morning at Holly B's.

Here's some shots I got when we were up there this year.


Photos


Heath's Sunsets

My sister Annie's friend Heath and his girlfriend came up with them from Portland. He said he'd love it if I could give him pointers on shooting with his camera. We never got around to it, and I asked him to send me his shots when he got back. His shots were so incredibly good I'm thinking I might have him give me some pointers next time I see him.


Wow

This shot is unbelievable


Incredible

the orange is so great in this shot


Okay

Now he's just showing off!


At the market

Here's my dad's booth at the Lopez farmer's market. Another great shot by Heath


Annie and Pepito

Annie snuggling up with Pepito, my parent's 8-week old australian shepherd


Christi & Pepito

It was hard to put Pepito down. He was one cute puppy


Nick and Livia

Nick and Livia smooching while Pepito averts his eyes


Shanon & Heath

A cute shot of Shanon and Heath


Henna

My sister Annie showing off her Henna tattoo with her husband Paul


Deer

Heath got this great shot of a deer having a snack


Rosa and Zoe

My sister Rosa hanging out with Zoe


Shanon

A great shot Heath got of Shanon


Dad and Annie

Another great Heath shot


Anacortes Ferry

A neat shot of the Anacortes ferry terminal


Heading out for crabs

Parked down at Spencer Spit getting ready to head down to check the crab traps


Pepito

He's deadly!


Going after Annie's hair

Pepito going after Annie's hair


The Crab Man

Gabey coming in from his version of "Deadliest Catch"


Vinny & Claude

Vinny and Claude are the two pygmy goats that belong to an artist in the village


Claude or Vinny

Not sure which is which


Me

Of course wearing a football jersey (Barcelona I think)


Boats on Fisherman's Bay

The boats on Fisherman's bay shot from the village


Fresh Produce

Each weekend there's a farmer's market with art and produce from around the island


Setting up Dad's Display

Everyone pitching in to help set up Dad's pottery display at the Farmer's Market


More Produce

And you can see a cool wood fired pizza oven in the background


Hanging out

Gabe, Paul, and me hanging out at the farmer's market


Dad's Pottery

It was a race, when we put the pottery out, to pick out what we wanted and put "sold" stickers on them. The sheep platter in the middle now hanging in our house, as is the princess behind it.


Say "I Love Crepes"

There was a great little crepe stand, making them while you wait (and wait, and wait, and wait, but they were good)


The Full View

The full layout of dad's pottery


My Bone!

Someone gave Pepito a bone and he went nuts, growling and protecting it


Seriously, my bone!

Stop taking pictures of me, and get away from my bone!


A Little Tuckered Out

From all the gnawing and growling


Mom With Poster

A shot of mom with the Farmer's Market poster


Taking a Walk

Pepito taking a walk


The Crepe Making Process

Brutally slow, but well worth the wait


The Crepe Maker

Practicing her craft


Painted Ladies

Annie and Shannon showing off their tattoos


Chilling with Pepito

Gabe chilling with the puppy and a book


Deer

You don't see as many deer as on Orchas Island, but there's a few


Christi & Pepito

Christi snuggling with Pepito


Heath & Shannon

Hanging out on Spencer Spit while the crab pots are being brought in


Bringing in the Crab Pots

Me and Annie fetching the crab pots


Zonked!

Rosa zonked out with Pepito and Zoey


Of Course

More adorable shots of Christi and the puppy


Awwwww

More of Gabey and the puppy


How's that saying go?

A puppy in the shirt is worth...


Beauty at sunset

Always a perfect picture


Heading Out

A boat heading out into the sunset


Rosa

Rosa at sunset


The Girls

Annie, Rosa, and Shannon at sunset


Us at Sunset

Christi and I at sunset in front of the Bay Cafe


Raindrops on Flower Petals

Perfect raindrops on flower petals


More Raindrops

We got a bit of rain on this trip


Hanging at the bungalow

Annie, Shannon, and Gabe hanging at our bungalow, with dad in the background


Victoria and Mason

Our friend Carla's niece Victoria with her son Mason


Water on leaves

A cool shot of water drops on leaves


Ready to paddle

Annie and Shannon getting ready to head out in the kayaks


Rosa

Rosa paddling around Fisherman's bay


Night at the bungalow

The little bungalows we stay in have a great garden area around them


Coffee Shop

Our favorite coffee shop, quite eclectic


More

More of the coffee shop. You can go a hundred times and always find something you missed before


Love their politics

They always have funny political cartoons hanging up. I especially loved the easter bunny one


Baby Ryan

Tricia and Dan joined us for part of the trip and brought Ryan, who has to be the most well behaved baby in the world!


Dan and Ryan

Dan hanging out with Ryan


Heading to Friday Harbour

Dad and Rosa (and mom in the background) heading down to walk on to the ferry to Friday Harbour


Paul & Annie

Paul, Annie, and Pepito heading to the ferry


Cards on the Ferry

Whiling away the time on the way to Friday Harbor


Rosa and Puppy

Rosa swaddling Pepito


Funny Sticker

I was giggling and taking Paul's picture with a sticker stuck to his back. Little did I know that someone had stuck one on my back too.


More Stickers

Rosa gets tagged too


The Garuda and I

A cool shop in Friday Harbor where I find beads


Plane Mobile

I love this mobile! So much that I got three. But two are for gifts.


Peace Dog

A cool dog in the back of a volkswagen bus


Nice Try!

Gabe hoped that sitting on the bench with Pepito and a book would attract women. It did, but unfortunately he didn't specify age, and most were in their 70s


Dad in the stacks

Dad checking out a cool used bookstore in Friday Harbor


Incoming ferry

The ferry coming to pick us up and take us back to Lopez


Waiting for the ferry

Victoria, Mason, and Gabe waiting for the ferry


Heading for the Ferry

Dad and Rosa heading down to catch the ferry home


Emily & Gabe

Carla's daughter Emily and Gabe on the ferry home


Black & White

And just for fun, a black & white version


Pooped Puppy

Pepito crashed on my coat on the ferry


Pooped Puppies!

And Dan doesn't look any less sleepy


The Swatzell Campsite

Mom & Dad's campsite. Many crabs and smores were eaten here! Fun to hang out, no fun to set up and break down (did someone mention there was a bed & breakfast nearby?)


The Bay Cafe

Incredible dining, right on the water


Can you hear me now?

I can't tell whether I shot this in Seattle or the San Juans, but it was too cute not to include


Me and Pepito

Pepito time was in great demand, but I got my share


Tour de Lopez

Lopez is a great Island for riding bikes. Pretty flat, great scenery, and short distances


Christi and Ryan

Wow, that must be one good kid for Christi to want to hang out with him!