Whidbey Island | I’m in Love August 29, 2011
I’ve been going to Whidbey Island all my life. You could say this place is a part of me. I grew up digging for clams and geoducks and chasing crab here. I’ve splashed in the tide pools, gone for long walks, and hunted for sand dollars here. I’ve roasted more s’mores than I care to admit. I’m excited to share this with H. So last weekend, we (H, my cousin Presha, and I) had an overnight at Jenne Farm. I always go to Whidbey just for the day, which has prevented me from getting to know the whole island. I had no idea it was so big. Anyway, I came across this amazing farm just outside Coupeville that rents out its farmhouse. I thought staying on a farm would be much more interesting than staying somewhere else. It was definitely the best call.
Jenne Farm is located on Ebey’s Landing, a stunning historical reserve. You see nothing but farms. Jenne’s Farm in particular has a hundred-year-old house with four bedrooms. Dark wood molding. All the conveniences of home in the kitchen and fresh eggs for cooking. H even got to collect some eggs from the coop; how cool is that? They also have a chest stocked with toys. The house has two bedrooms with queen-size beds and two with twin beds. There is also a daybed in its own nook in the master bedroom that could comfortably sleep someone. I could see this house being a perfect place for a holiday gathering, a book club getaway, or a vacation with another family. They host a ton of weddings. Anyway, I loved it. Read Full Post
Sleigh Bells are Ringing! December 6, 2010
This winter, why not take your family for a sleigh ride adventure? Happy Trails Horse Adventures in Easton is my favorite spot for this. They are open seven days a week during the snowy season: December 15th through the end of March, except for Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Super Bowl Sunday. The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children 10 and under. Toddlers 2 and under are free.
Make sure you come prepared with warm clothes, hats, gloves, and blankets. Cook up some chili and bring it along, too. The owner, Happy Jack, will take you to a spot where you can eat. There is also a little sledding area where you can show your kids how the pros tackle the hill. You can bring your own sleds, inner tubes, and snow saucers if you’d like, although they have some donated ones on hand. And when you get tired of playing in the snow, it’s time to warm up by the fire and make s’mores. It’s a great way to create some holiday memories with your family. Giddy up!