Sunday, October 4, 2015

Back from Vacations

I've been on a long blog break...much too long.   I didn't intend it to last for months but family, work and summer
vacations took priority.  

We had been dreaming of going back to Seattle and Victoria, British Columbia for several years.  The weather there is a welcome break from our hot Oklahoma summers, so when I discovered there was an  annual lavender festival in Sequim, Washington we decided this was the year to go.

We flew into Seattle then visited Pikes Market, had lunch and did some shopping before heading to the Olympic Peninsula to Sequim.   I couldn't resist purchasing a gorgeous bouquet to enjoy from the market.  The flower selection is overwhelming and the prices unbelievable!    We also purchased some fresh fish and prawns that they packed on ice for our afternoon drive. 

    Pikes Market is amazing and what a joy it must 
be to shop there every week!

We decided to drive the entire way to Sequim instead of taking the ferry...we soon realized that the ferry would have been the fastest way to get there, but we wanted to explore the area and go through Tacoma and cross the
 Hood Canal Bridge.   

The little waterfront cottage we had rented in Sequim was perfect and we couldn't have been more pleased as the view was incredible!

My favorite room in the cottage was the sunroom!
Complete with a birder's field guide
and binoculars it was the perfect space to hang out. 

   My bouquet of flowers from Pikes Market was the perfect accessory!

We were surrounded by wildlife and two bald eagles are permanent residents on the property.  
What a joy it was to watch them fish in the evenings and early in the morning.

To be continued....


  1. beautiful

  2. Welcome back!! Your vacation pictures are amazing, as always! Ready to see your home all dolled up for fall. :)

  3. Welcome back Sonia, glad you enjoyed your vacation. I would love to live in a city that has an open market. I think that's really cool. Have a GREAT day!

  4. Sounds like a WONDERFUL trip, Sonia! I look forward to additional posts about your vacation. Hugs, Beth

  5. Welcome back to blogging and love the wonderful pix! Cute of you in the lavender field and love the umbrellas one too. Glad you had a wonderful trip!

  6. I've taken an unintentional blog break too but mine lasted about 2 years =/ SO glad to be back at it though. I remember I started following you right before I had a break, because I remember being very excited to find a fellow Okie, hehe! I am back now with a new name and new blog. I was originally Berry Homespun Primitives. Please follow me on my new blog!

    Anyway, I really enjoyed your vacation pictures. Looks like a wonderful time! I love that you stopped and bought fresh flowers at the market... they are definitely perfect for your cute cottage with a gorgeous view! Have you ever been to the lavender festival at Apache, OK? I've not been yet but hoping to go this year.

    Looking forward to following you and getting to know my Okie friend. =]

  7. I was so happy to see that you were posting again and I really enjoyed seeing the pictures from your vacation. That was such a beautiful bouquet from the market and the sunsets were gorgeous. Hugs... :)


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