Monday, May 24, 2010

From the Road : III

On the third day of the third part of our trip with three years olds. It seems to have some kind of magical principle, these threes. Today the sun is shining, the library on Orcas Island is open and I have pink cheeks from the time we spent on the sand building our first successful sand castle.

Most of out trip has been marked by grey and cloudy skies, temperatures to rival late winter and even hail. It made me a bit nervous as we headed North early Saturday in a rush to get to the morning ferry to Orcas Island. All I could see in my mind's eye was soaked miserable boys screaming due to the cold, trapped in a dripping tent with no exit strategy. Not a pretty mental picture.

But someone somewhere loves us a bit. It has been just right here, clouds with a few raindrops, nights cool enough for a fire, but not overly freezing. And the boys are taking to camping as we hoped...embracing their roles as campers and loving the living outdoors. A few bumps here and there, a lot of late nights to sleep as the sun does not depart the sky until well part nine this far North. But still, we have had some late mornings sleeping in snuggled in the tent.

I love this island. Well, I love most islands up here. Lush and quiet and full of little nooks and surprises. There is something in the air that makes the magic of three, well, magical.

When we get home I plan on writing up some posts on travel with kids and places to visit if you ever go that route and things to do and not do. Right now I will just put up some pictures and join the boys for another library book...

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First invaluable travel trip with twins :: Google the library of any town you might be staying in for more than a day. They always have a kid section and free wifi. Not gonna' call it killing two birds with one stone, but you know what I mean.

1 comment:

Janna said...

We have never been to the San Juan Islands and are planning on taking our boys September 2011(they will be three then). Can't wait to read your tips!

Glad you are getting some nice weather!