Last weekend we got to spend some time visiting friends who recently moved from the booming metropolis of West Seattle to a beautiful, rural island in the southern end of Puget Sound. While it’s a pretty quick ferry to get to Vashon Island, once you are there you feel like you are worlds away from a big city! Our friends the Magonegil’s moved to Vashon a couple months ago and invited us to spend the night and enjoy a day with them on the island.
I think it would be difficult to live in such a place and not be somewhat of a naturalist (aka- hippie). While we were there we encountered multiple bald eagles flying over our heads, deer grazing near the road, birds of every shape and size, and some kind of seeds that Finn referred to as “catkins” (I’m pretty sure he knows better than we do – our 3 year old friend goes to school in the woods!).
Robin, Meghen, Aidan, and Finn totally spoiled us. We went out to dinner at the Hardware Store – the oldest building on the island dating back to 1890 that has been converted into a local’s favorite. AND for breakfast Meghen made us dutch babies with fruit, powdered sugar, and syrup!
We hiked down to a beach on Saturday morning where we threw rocks at Mt. Ranier across the sound and built a fort out of washed up limbs. It was such a relaxing and wonderful day! We sat at the picnic table in their backyard surrounded by wildlife and warmed by the sun, snacking on grapes, melon, and cheese. Life was slower than at home and it felt good.
Thank you Magonegil’s!!