Summer 1992, Lopez Island, Washington

During a week long family reunion spent kayaking, playing volleyball, hiking and hanging out around the bonfire, Brian and I decided, with flight vouchers in hand, “Let’s get married!”

We also decided that if, for some reason, things didn’t work out for us in the Caribbean, we would be pretty content living here.

So things didn’t work out for us in the Caribbean and we don’t live here but I’m not complaining. From Seattle, Lopez Island is just a short drive and ferry ride away.


This is one of our favorite places to escape for a few days and we got to do it again this week.  

Sometimes life doesn’t go as planned.

That’s when you alter your course, create new dreams, remember old joys.