Escaping the Florida heat, I spent the last weekend of July up in the Great Northwest with my family. From West Seattle we took a short ferry ride across the water, passing Vashon Island, and disembarking at Southworth. My family and I had found a rental cabin on Harstine Island through VRBO.com. We spent the weekend at the cabin, relaxing, eating and enjoying a few days removed from the rat race.
The cabin was behind a beautiful log house on Harstine Island. They owners gave us the use of their big deck overlooking the sound, where we grilled salmon and enjoyed a wonderful bottle of champagne.
They also let our three elderly dogs stay with us in the cabin; a 15 year old border collie, a 12 year old Scottie and Viv, an age unknown shih tzu my sister adopted from Salty Dog Rescue in Seattle. (saltydogrescue.org)
We cooked, drank champagne, and even roasted marshmallows and made s’mores.
Flowers and a fig from my sister’s well tended garden in Seattle (the fig picture is not retouched, no color added. The sun was just right and lit up all the figs on the tree.)