In celebration of our 25th wedding anniversary, hubby (with a great deal of input, planning and effort from his assistant) arranged a surprise overnight trip for us this past weekend. Originally, our plans were going to be much more grandiose, but business being a mad affair right now and our natural tendency toward procrastination blew that out of the water. So right now, a overnight was the best we could do. Hubby kept me in the dark right through departure. All I could get out of him was that I would not need dressy clothes or my passport and it would take only about 2 hours to get there.
So heading out from the house, I started eliminating possibilities….we went toward 520, instead of I-90; we didn’t turn on to 405. We headed into Seattle, on to Eastlake – around the Lake Union and into the parking lot of Kenmore Air. Finally, Hubby admitted we were going to Rosario Resort – by SEAPLANE. Apparently, I had never told him about my intense dislike for small planes. Actually, I’m not that fond of big planes, either.
Strangely enough, the idea of getting on the seaplane didn’t terrify me. There are some advantages, definitely. No long line at security, no stuffy recycled airline air, and the pilot sits right there in front of you.
So off we went, north winding our way along between the coastline and the San Juan Islands.
Of course, I knit furiously on the plane to ward of my fear of flying, but found myself looking out the window more and more. The weather was glorious and the possibility of perhaps seeing a whale passing below was too enticing.
No joy on the whale watching, but it didn't diminish the experience. We arrived at Rosario Resort.
This place has been known as a romantic rendezvous for years and it doesn’t disappoint. The main building dates back to the early 1900’s, and possesses that solid charm of old mansions of the Roaring 20’s.
The meals are wonderful, the service fantastic, and the fact that we had absolutely no cell service a joy! Other parts of the weekend were very fun, as well, but that is not for public consumption (at least not on a family blog!) Oh and we saw no less that four bald eagles! No pictures, of course, that would be way too easy.
Knitting content next time…….