I have a friend who always liked to take her children traveling, because she felt that they made developmental strides after the experience. I agree with this philosophy, but I think it not just applies to children, but to everyone.
This past weekend I learned many things:
- One needs to plan transport options wayyyyy in advance. ALWAYS. One cannot take for granted that even though they have traveled the world, a local trip in-state needs the same amount of attention as a trans-continental affair.
- One of the best bakeries I have ever gone to is on Orcas Island, Brown Bear Baking.
- Caution when someone else books the room, because things can always get messed up by the hotel.
- Good thing Kathryn Taylor Chocolates is located on Orcas Island, because it is too long of a commute for me to indulge in everyday.
- Ship Inn on Orcas Island is a fantastic location for a wedding. Spectacular views, great food, and loads of deer roaming the front orchard.
- Orcas Island ferry to Anacortes scenery is amazing.
- Sunday traffic to Seattle is terrible (It’s always terrible, what were we thinking that it would be alright)
- There are different versions of Jodi with an I everywhere, even on serene locations like San Juan Islands
- San Juan’s Orcas Island is a great place for a quiet weekend getaway. Mobile phones don’t work most places, not much wi-fi. Great place to disappear.
- Travel bumps will occur no matter how easy a trip might seem nor how short the distance may be.
This past weekend was a great experience. I enjoyed a three-day wedding celebration for two great people, in a place I had never visited. I got to spend the weekend with my sister and her family. And most importantly, I learned 10 new things.