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August 30, 2007


Vashon Island is, I think, the first place where I stood and actually thought, "Oooh, I'd like to buy a house here..." That was sometime over a year ago--not long, really. My friend Randy, another college friend, grew up on the island and bought a little place just down the beach from his parents' and his brother's places. The area is accessible only by foot path (there is parking nearby but no road to the houses), up against the forest with a narrow sandy beach out front. The island has decent access to both Seattle and Tacoma but Randy's place faces neither, so it feels a bit like being out in it while still having a metropolitan area just around the corner. I fell in love.

[Randy's place.]

[Randy's next-door neighbor's.]

We ran around the island in the morning (not literally, mind you), I cruised briefly in a sea kayak out in Randy's (and his neighbors') front yard, and when Randy went to a meeting in the afternoon I sat under the trees writing, taking pictures in the fading light, and contemplating life.

We ended the day with dinner and wine and conversation down facing the beach in front of a fire with Jean, Randy's next-door neighbor. Can't complain about that.

Posted by beth at August 30, 2007 9:16 PM

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you dork! how many places are ya gonna live?! ;)

how was mcmurdo ff? bummed that you couldn't come to lunch :( -jj

p.s. omg, your server is so bleeping slow!

Posted by: Jen Yu at October 5, 2007 7:24 PM

I wasn't going to call you a dork, but also wanted to know "how many places are ya gonna live!" Always hoped it would be some place closer to us. Since "us" is Ohio we know that would NEVER be one of your options.

Aunt Pat

Aunt Pat

Posted by: aunt pat at October 7, 2007 4:49 PM

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