Nov 292011

Hubby, B and I awoke Thanksgiving morning to awe inspiring gale-force winds that literally shook the Airstream like a maple leaf being torn from its tree. The Doe Bay Resort retreat tearfully was at a seasonal transition to winter destinations. We were both honored and grateful to be their guests for one of the most memorable times in our lives. I don’t think there is one particular highlight one can single out about Doe Bay. It is the synchronicity between all its moving parts. The spectacular coastline exposure, inspiring views, hot pools, sauna, yoga facilities and classes, the culinary artistry at the Cafe, and most importantly, its friends and family. We will miss you dearly, Doe Bay.  Thank you for the incredible, life changing experience.  Heaven on Earth this is. xoxo.

We now slowly make our way back to the mainland. Our very last stop in the San Juan Islands is Lopez Island.  Odlin County Park, to be specific.  To celebrate Thanksgiving.  A simple meal prepared on our Airstream.  Just the three of us.

Here we are in the Orcas Island ferry line on that stormy morning.  What a peculiar sight!  No one here but us . . .

Orcas Island Ferry Line Thanksgiving 2011

Orcas Island Inter Island Ferry to Lopez

Odlin County Park, Lopez Island

The ferry you see in the distance, stopped to enjoy the view of our Christmas tree and our silver, shiny Airstream as well, I am sure . . .

Thanksgiving on Lopez Island, Odlin County Park, WA State

Wishing everyone a safe, happy and healthy holiday season.


  2 Responses to “A Simple Seaside Thanksgiving, Airstream Style”

  1. Hi,

    I really enjoy reading your blog. I love the pictures. I was wondering if you can give me some advice as to where in Washington would be a great place to raise my two boys who are 8 and 10 years old. I have been doing a lot of research but still very undecided. I am looking towards Bellingham. I would like your opinion if its not to much to ask. I just love what you write and love what Washington has to offer. Will be relocating from Southern California.

    Thank you so much.

  2. Oh my goodness! I hope that you will find my reply as I don’t see your name or email address! I would love to be able to correspond with you — if you could directly email me at: monica [at] just5moreminutes [dot] com we could begin! Sorry for having to type out my email address that way, otherwise I get emailed with soo much spam!

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