15 Years and Counting

by Girl Gone Domestic

It’s going on 15 years.

This full and mostly happy marriage.

15 years has had a lot of ups and downs, a lot of growing and learning, a lot of forgiveness, tolerance and commitment.

And I will say, in all sincerity, it has been the best 15 years of my life.

In celebration of those 15 years, we left the kids with my Dad and took a little weekend getaway to the beautiful San Juan Island, where we had taken our honeymoon all those years ago.

An hour long ferry ride was spent watching the passing ferries and islands.

A fantastic dinner at Cask & Schooner in Friday Harbor.

The Hotel de Haro in Roche Harbor.

“The story of Roche Harbor began more than 200 years ago, in 1787, when Captain de Haro and his crew became the first Europeans to actually sail among the forested San Juan Islands.” -source

“In 1886, John McMillin transformed a sleepy Hudson Bay camp into a full-fledged lime works and company town with a population bigger than Friday Harbor (800+ residents).” -source

“Seven decades later, the Tarte Family restored buildings to function and cleared the way for Roche Harbor’s metamorphosis into a boatel and resort.” -source 

This is the look of resignation mixed with love that I get when I have to take a picture of our food before we start eating.  True love.

A game of UNO to pass the time while waiting for BBQ lunch.  Because I know that you want to know…I won.

Lunch at The BBQ Shack in Friday Harbor, where all of their meats are dry rubbed and gluten free.  Sadly their sauce is not gluten free, but with flavorful meat like this, who needs sauce?

We share a love of cozy bookstores.

Last minute tickets to see Good Lovelies at the San Juan Community Theater.

We were not disappointed.

Iced coffee drinks, sunshine and talk of plans and dreams.

All trips must come to an end. C’est la vie.

“The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. And that’s what you’ve given me. That’s what I’d hoped to give you forever”
― Nicholas Sparks