We’re leaving this afternoon for Whidbey Island to go on our church’s annual retreat. You don’t realize how loud the city is until you leave it. And it’s always a welcome change to be able to see the stars in the sky. We always go to Camp Casey, which is an old fort converted into a conference center and now owned by Seattle Pacific University. SPU uses the camp for most of their retreats too, so I feel like I’ve been to Camp Casey more than the average bear.
The island is gorgeous though, and it’s easy to feel at peace when you’re surrounded by such beauty and stillness.