MEMORIAL DAY

Today is the day we celebrate life and liberty but more importantly it is a day to remember those who gave their all to protect our freedoms and the way of life we have all come to enjoy. So this Memorial Day take a few silent moments to pay respect to those fallen solders. Also if you have the opportunity take a few minutes to thank a veteran who has served this great country.

Todays walk was out to the Sunnyside Cemetery to have my moment of silence.

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As I was walking this morning I couldn’t help but notice all the American flags around town so being Memorial Day that became my “subject for the day”, enjoy.

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Every year the local Lions Club line Main Street with American flags. It really makes for an impressive drive into Coupeville.

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And finally on this Memorial Day, as the United States is at war and under attack by radical Islamic extremists, just like this Eagle is under attack by a murder of crows, he remains vigilant and determined to stay the course and not waver. That’s pretty well defines the resolve of the American people and the fine solders who protect us. God Bless America.

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CAPTAIN WHIDBEY INN

I wrapped up this week by walking 6.7 miles out Madrona Way to Captain Whidbey Inn and back. An interesting thing  about the name of the inn is I can find no historical reference where Joseph Whidbey was ever a “Captain”. He was a “Master” and was credited with many discoveries around Puget Sound while exploring with the Vancouver Expedition in 1791 – 1795. Captain Vancouver named Whidbey Island after him.

It was a beautiful walk and I thought the lighting was striking looking back over the mussel rafts to the wharf and Cascade Mountains.

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I also spotted this beautiful two masted sailboat reflecting in the cove.

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The Captain Whidbey Inn sign is on Madrona Way and  the driveway goes in a ways to get to the inn.

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The main lodge was built in 1907 and is much as it was back then. The rooms are restored just as it would have been in the early 1900’s. There is also a “fine-dining” dining room and a tavern that severs lunch.

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If you want more modern accommodations there is a hotel like building that is also very nice.

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These are the grounds looking out toward one of the Twin Lagoons that I talked about in an earlier blog.

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It’s a great place to kick back and relax while visiting Coupeville and the surrounding area.

Back in Coupeville it looked like they are getting the town ready for the big Memorial Day parade tomorrow. This street sweeper was out early this morning.

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I spotted this “No Parking” sign that talks about the parade. I think it’s going to be really “BIG” if it goes from 6:00AM to 12:30 PM. Actually the parade starts at 11:00 and there is a picnic in the Town Park as well as a concert. If you’re in the area stop by for a nice small town celebration.

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Whatever you do this weekend but sure to take time to think what Memorial Day is all about and give thanks to the vet’s that have protected our freedom’s and given so much.