Thanksgiving in Friday Harbor

WP_20151125_09_03_36_ProWe decided to have a quiet Thanksgiving in the San Juan islands and are staying in a great location called Friday Harbor.  We took the seaplane up and it was a beautiful day – the sun was shining and the sea and islands looked stunning.

As we took off from Lake Union we flew over the top of ‘Alice’.  You can see it in the photo below on the left under the bridge – the houseboat closest in to the shore and rowing club dock.

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We stayed at Friday Harbor house which is on a bluff overlooking the harbor giving stunning views including a great sunset.  We also get to watch the ferries coming and leaving while we read and contemplate life.  Nice…


On the way we had a fabulous view of the space needle as we went over the city on our way into land on Lake Union.  A smooth landing and our getaway came to an end.


Halloween comes to the Dock

HalloweenIt’s that time of year again – the time of year Alice enjoys the most  – Halloween of course!  I had to decorate ‘Alice’ the houseboat as soon as the calendar showed October.  Given the dock is gated and locked, we had not trick or treaters, but we made the most of it by having a very fun adult party with costumes.

Halloween 7 Halloween 8We had a very fun event with guests including AARP Tom Petty and the lovely Princess Margret, the Boobsie twins, a couple of Vikings, and the Crayola kid, his flapper wife and their son, the Fire Chief.

Halloween 2Next year we’ll have to go bigger!  Way bigger!

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