Sunday, August 30, 2009

Visitor Central

Summer marches onward and downward as these warm days get cooler and days get shorter. It's been a busy but mellow summer (if that doesn't seem too oxymoronic) between working, taking mini-trips, trying to play outside, and...having visitors come! Now that I've lived on Orcas for a year, friends have really made an effort to come up, which has been a highlight of my summer. I want to give a shout out to all my friends who drove up, braved the ferry, were enthusiastic about the yurt homestead, brought provisions from the mainland, shared wonderful food and adventures, and were all-around amazing guests.

Thanks to!: Tonya, Kalianna, Aunt Kelly, Kimberlyn (Obee too), Jon, Angela, Will, Ian, Lindsey, Melissa, Samm, Katie, Alan, Norma, Angie, Kerri, Justin, Merilee, Jodie, and Elizabeth. It warmed my little heart to see all of them up here. Elizabeth was my most recent visitor, and you can read all about it on her blog, La Vida Desconocida, probably in more eloquent words than I could muster. And Monday my dear Kate arrives, old college friend who has been living in DC for the last 2 years. She had to go to a wedding in Spokane and I jokingly suggested she swing by the San Juans on her way home... and lo and behold she's coming!

Glad people made it up while the weather was nice and while I still live out here. I should have a solid month left in the yurt if anyone else is thinking about making the trip...