Mark and I took a mini vacation up to Orcas Island last weekend to celebrate our third anniversary, so I got to cross #14 off my 100 list! I've heard such great things about the San Juan Islands and I can't believe it has taken me eight years of living in the northwest to visit one. I didn't have a specific reason for choosing Orcas other than I had some friends who had gone before, and I secretly hoped to see an orca whale while we were there. That didn't pan out unfortunately but I have no regrets. This little trip reminded me that while we talk a lot about world traveling, there are still plenty of locales worth visiting that are close to home!
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|On the ferry over to Orcas. The forecast called for rain all weekend but|
we got lucky with plenty of sunshine.
|The Outlook Inn, our little home for the night.|
|This little beach had the most shells on its shore that I'd ever seen on a |
beach! Most beaches are so thoroughly combed that you can't find any
|My new friend. She looks a little afraid? Probably because I was talking|