July 23rd, 2008

On the Ferry


Lavendar Festival

Bees in the Lavendar

My mom and I took a trip to Vashon Island for the lavendar festival. I really like Vashon. It’s people who work in Seattle, but live on island time. The beaches and windy roads and properties remind me of Martha’s Vineyard, and there are some really great restaurants and little shops to peruse. Our visit timed perfectly with a page I’d pulled out of Sunset magazine, that had tips on where to eat. We had a lovely (if a bit too long; the service was SLOW!) at The Monkey Tree and had the best fries I’ve ever eaten…ever. They were russet potatoes cut think and beer battered, and then lathered with parmesan cheese. It came with a trio of sauces: ketchup, a lavender and rosemary aioli, and a chipotle ranch. The rest of the food paled in comparison, but was tasty nonetheless.

The festival was spread out amongst several lavender farms on the island, each hosting a few art tents and food items (lavender shortbread, lavender lemonade, etc.). We picked our own bunches, which filled a vase easily, for $5. I am so doing this again next year!

I’ve done no sewing of late. The weather’s been too nice and work is, once again, knocking my socks off. I was so tired on Monday that I went straight to bed after dinner. But there will be more adventures to be sure. Monday is my birthday and Ryan is taking me away for the weekend. I’ve already got flowers on my desk at work. I love you, babe.

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Nancy Cook  |  July 23rd, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    very pretty photo of you with the lavender
    wishing you in advance… happy birthday

  • 2. Emily  |  July 23rd, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    We need to try out some lavender recipes–yum. Let’s make lavender cosmos…Can’t wait to see you on Friday!

  • 3. Linnea  |  July 23rd, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    That looks like a perfect time. I went lavender picking last week, my first time, it was awesome! My aunt & uncle took a trip to Vashon last summer, and told me it’s a place I should definitely visit. It sounds like you’re going to have the best birthday weekend!! That’s exciting! Take care.

  • 4. Lisa  |  July 24th, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    That must be the best smelling island ever!

    Hope your birthday is filled with fun!!

  • 5. Meg  |  July 27th, 2008 at 10:03 am

    My husband (the cook) must know about those fries. Immediately. I want them for breakfast.

  • 6. Selena  |  July 31st, 2008 at 10:25 am

    Funny enough, the only visit we have ever had to Vashon Island was the day of the Motorcycle Ride through the island. It was noisy, crowded and not quite the peaceful journey we had expected. But a fun memory to laugh about.

  • 7. Chara Michele  |  August 2nd, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    Sounds like a lovely time! Is it worth going over to that island when the lavender festival is done? I am pretty new to the area, so we are always looking for nice new places to see/visit around here :)

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