July 23rd, 2008
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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