Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Today is absolutely gorgeous here in Sequim, overlooking the Straits of Juan de Fuca and the spit leading out to the Dungeness Lighthouse. It has been sunny (temp in mid-70’s) and calm – the water is like glass. It makes us a bit sad that we will be departing from this beautiful spot tomorrow.
We are parked on the lawn at the cottages owned by Elaine’s cousin, Sheila. They are called the Juan de Fuca Cottages and they are right on the bluff overlooking the water. She has 7 cottages and it is the highest class place in Sequim. We have had many enjoyable times here in past years when we have visited. Perhaps this will be coming to an end, as Sheila has the place up for sale. She would like to retire, and after 24 years here, she deserves it.
Yesterday we had our car in for the 30,000 mile servicing at the Subaru dealer in Port Angeles. Considering that it cost over $700, it didn’t seem like they did much, but they did check everything and that turned out to be a Godsend. They found that the base plate on the front of the car which attaches to our tow bar was missing 2 bolts and the other 2 were loose. In a short time, the whole base plate would have come off and our car would have been free wheeling all over the road.
When we arrived at Sheila’s, we invited her to dinner at the nearby Indian casino called 7 Cedars. They have a very good steak dinner special there for just $5.95 and a nice selection of microbrewed beers. Elaine paid for dinner and then decided to play craps to earn the dinner money back. Hooray – it worked and she made $100 and left the table.
Lest you all think all we do is play all the time, I want to tell you what I did today. I mowed Sheila’s huge lawn. Of course, she does have a riding mower, so it was rather fun! Tonight we will barbeque some of the silver salmon Elaine caught recently and have a farewell dinner with Sheila.
See the new pictures of this gorgeous place.

1 comment:

CaliforniaGrammy said...

You have become great bloggers overnight! What a beautiful place. It IS too bad you have to leave so soon. Oh-my-gosh I'm glad you had the Subaru in . . . that would have been a catastrophe freewheeling down I-5! Great pictures too!