Monday, August 18, 2008

The Booth's Happy Place

Friday, August 15, at about 9pm, Shaun and I hitched a ride with Maren Booth (daughter of Teri and Steve Booth--who's house we are moving into). Of course, Maren had to fill-up the car with gas. Shaun and I sat in the car with Cody (the dog) and enjoyed the ride. (Maren is a great driver!)

We took the ferry and enjoyed a 20 minute ride on the 11:30pm ferry. Unfortunately, Ivars was closed and we couldn't get any fish and chips while we were waiting in the ferry line.

Then...magically, we arrived at the Booth's happy place (aka the Booth's Whidbey Island Cabin).

We parked in a dark sandy parking lot--on the water's edge. We walked over to a cabin and were escorted to the 2nd floor bedroom. In the morning, we awoke to the most beautiful sight! Ocean and sunshine a few steps away.

Then we went went to catch some crabs. I learned the trade. Fill up small baskets, which are inside a big cage, with meat (like hot dogs and freezer burned chicken and ham) then throw the whole thing into the water with a rope attached and boo-e at the end so you can find it. Check on it later, take out the legal male crabs to keep--throw back the females and undersized males. Take home to your happy place, and prepare for eating.

We also went on a walk, a boat ride (and saw seals), and I lounged around. It was a nice mini- vacation. The Booths were wonderful hosts and it was nice getting to know them more.

Shaun got burned. Ouch!

We came home Saturday night on the 9:30pm ferry. I saw a funny sign in the bathroom stall.

Everyone got home safely--and was tired the next day at church. Shaun and I can't wait to move in with the Booths. We really like them!

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