Monday, April 21, 2008

Day 2. Pre-Camp Yarn Crawl

Sunday we took a ferry from Seattle and arrived at our ultimate destination for day 2, Roche Harbor. There are several nice shots of the hotel property for you to see.
The first is a long shot of the main building that includes the lobby and some guest rooms upstairs.
My room was on the third floor of the white building on the right.  It had a fireplace, sitting room, bath, bedroom and the balcony had a nice view of the harbor.

Lime kilns are preserved on the grounds and were interesting subjects to photograph (for me, at least).

The garden was small but had many interesting flowering plants.  Some I could identify and several I had not seen before.  There were paths laid out in recycled bricks-some with intriguing patterns.

That evening, we decided to check out the bar and grill and several in the group tried out one of the local drinks, "Pig War Martini."  It was way better than the local H2O!

Apparently, the Pig War is still brewing on the island.

Early Monday morning, after taking a stroll around the grounds, I went into the lobby and found Alice and Chappy enjoying knitting, the newspaper and a nice fire.  There are some display cases containing interesting tidbits from the hotel's past.  One case contained a register that Theo Roosevelt had signed.  It appears an earlier signature on a previous register page had been stolen!

It was time for us to bid Roche Harbor "adieu" and to continue our adventure in yarn shopping before reaching our ultimate destination, Orcas Island.

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