A little bit about Lisette.....

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest I feel most alive surrounded by trees and breathing in the fresh mountain air.

When I am not working you will most likely find me spending time outdoors, volunteering with my church and exploring this beautiful planet with my family. 

This is my place to share my passion for life and to encourage you to take time to find the extraordinary in your life.

When it feels like Summer and San Juan Islands round up

When it feels like Summer and San Juan Islands round up

There is this joke around Seattle that Summer starts precisely around July 5th. Memorial Day and the Fourth of July are typically not the greatest days for good weather and often leave us asking where is Summer?! So when our trip to San Juan Island coincided with the best weather Memorial Day weather in twenty years we could not prevent a smile from being plastered across our faces. 

If you are looking to plan a trip to the San Juans Visit San Juans is a good place to start or check out some of my previous posts about the islands:

Orcas Island: 

Things to do: 

Orcas Island Farm Tour: a fun tradition in the Fall

Out and About with Kids: Orcas Island:  a hike, unexpected snowstorm and plenty of good food

Weekend on Orcas Island: a camping and kayaking weekend

Out and About with Kids: Obstruction Pass: a fun place to explore with your children

Places to stay:

Pebble Cove Farm: a respite from the world with a u-pick garden for its guests

Weekend at Rosario: a historic hotel and a wine dinner

Things to eat: 

New Leaf Cafe: one of my favorite places to eat on the island

San Juan Island:

Things to do: 

Cattle Point: a lighthouse on the Southern tip of San Juan Island

Highlights of San Juan Island: kayaking, a spectacular sunset and a myriad of wanderings around the island 

Spring on San Juan Island: when the island starts to come alive, but the Summer rush has not yet hit

Exploring San Juan Island with Susie's Mopeds: you don't need a car to see the island. 

Roche Harbor in the Spring: delicious food, blooms and kayaking

Long weekend on San Juan Island: traveling with a baby in the islands

Roche Harbor: lunch and sight seeing with a baby

San Juan Outfitters: kayaking around the islands in the most comfortable boats

Whale Watching with San Juan Safaris: enjoying the abundance of wildlife that live in the islands

Cruising around San Juan Island: seeing the island from the perspective of a scooter

Places to stay:

Lakedale Resort: our first time glamping!

A wet and windy weekend at Earthbox Inn: a birthday celebration and a gigantic storm

A weekend at Bird Rock Hotel a childless weekend getaway

A Long weekend at Lakedale Resort: a weekend getaway glamping

Earth Box Inn: a fun and laid back place to stay located in the heart of Friday Harbor

Bird Rock Hotel: bed and breakfast in a historic building

Things to eat: 

Duck Soup Inn: a seasonal restaurant which opens it doors part of the year

Westcott Bay Shellfish: local family owned oyster farm

Pelindaba Lavender Farm: lavender farm where they produce many unique lavender products like chocolate sauce 



Thank you to all the people who make my child's life magical

Thank you to all the people who make my child's life magical

Weekend at Adrift Hotel

Weekend at Adrift Hotel