Family vacation 2010: Orcas island, day six

Day six:  a full day at Friday Harbor.

I mean, how appropriate right?  Go to Friday Harbor, on a Friday?  It made sense to us.  We took the car over on the ferry.  Another ferry was docking as we got there, so we parked next to it where they proceeded to allow the walk-on passengers to de-board.  They then made all of us in vehicles wait until the other ferry had let all of their foot and traffic passengers off, then loaded with everyone who was waiting to board.  Then they had to pull over to the spot where the other ferry had been docked so that we could drive up off the ferry!  We waited for at least an hour for all of this happen.  It was kind of lame, but we made lemonade out of lemons and worked on a puzzle that was at one of the tables on the ferry.  There are 2 or 3 of these, just random large puzzles, at tables so that people riding the ferries have something to do to pass the time.  It was fun, and we made good work of that puzzle in the amount of time we ended up waiting!  Another man, who wasn’t as patient, was walking laps around the ferry.  It was a little annoying but apparently he doesn’t know how to make lemonade.

We ate some yummy lunch at Dos Diablos (best fish tacos I’ve had yet! and don’t worry, it was mahi mahi which is listed on the “lower mercury” list for pregnant ladies).  Then we took a drive over to see what interesting things we could find on San Juan Island.  We walked out at American Camp and found a cool little beach, where we were promptly greeted by the cutest little black chihuahua dog ever!  He looked like he was pretty old but he was very friendly.  He made us miss our doggies : (  There were jellyfish all over in the water, and the water was nice and cold.  It was a very hot day today, so that was welcomed on our toes!

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Then it was off to Lime Kiln Point where sometimes you are able to see Orcas, as they swim right up to the rocks.  But no such luck today, which we figured would be the case.  There were some porpoise swimming around and Mark saw a harbor seal come up and take a peek, but then he was gone.

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Veda standing next to a life-sized replica of Ruffles fin, which was one of the Orcas we saw on Tuesday!  He is 60 years old and his fin is taller than Mark!  It was wild to see it come out of the water!

Veda standing next to a life-sized replica of Ruffles fin, which was one of the Orcas we saw on Tuesday! He is 60 years old and his fin is taller than Mark! It was wild to see it come out of the water!

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When we fell in love with Orcas Island, which was our visit for Spring Break 2009, we took this wonderful picture of the girls sitting on a Madrona tree at Lime Kiln.  So today we were in search of that same tree so we could take another picture.  We found one that Mark said was it, but of course I didn’t agree.  But he was exactly right, and I’m glad he persisted so we got this picture captured!  See how much a year and a half changes them!  I love this, and we plan to take a picture there at that tree each time we visit here.

Spring break 2009 (it was much colder!)

Spring break 2009 (it was much colder!)

Summer vacation, today!  Veda even remembered she had a big cheesy grin, and did it again!

Summer vacation, today! Veda even remembered she had a big cheesy grin, and did it again!

And then the girls just got silly climbing trees!

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It was another fun day on the island!

xoxo

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