We got voted onto the island
The past two weeks we were staying outside Roslyn, WA. Al started working for NK Woodworking, helping his son Kalib install this staircase. Al was perfectly fine with taking orders from his son on this project, as these are so much more involved than anything he has ever done. Al’s boys are 4th generation woodworkers, and every generation seems to be taking it up a notch….or 10.
I took these photos when they were finishing everything up. This is a new construction home, so there is stuff in the background, but you can still get the idea.
There are 4 different kinds of wood in the whole project. Al said it was like a giant puzzle.
It was quite beautiful, and the homeowners are very happy with it.
Then on Saturday we left, and headed for Seattle. We were not really looking forward to this leg of the journey. 3.5 million people live in the Seattle metropolitan area. That’s about 3.5 million more than we are use to.
Like I mentioned before, finding a place to RV was a nightmare. Kalib found the RV spot for us on Vashon Island, but they had to vote to decide if we could actually stay there or not. We found out that, yes, they had voted us onto the island when we were in Oregon. Thankfully, because I think we would have turned around if the vote had been no.
With the help of Mrs. Google, some white knuckle driving, and a few choice words, we made it to the ferry that would take us, and our house over to the island. I was pretty nervous about this whole idea, I have to say. The people who work the ferry docks are super friendly, and that helped a ton.
All these photos were taken with my phone, through the windshield, so not very good quality.
Waiting to board.
Pulling onto the ferry. Thankfully we were first to board.
Front row seat.
I stuck my head out the side window and saw this. This is the perfect photo I thought.
Pulling into Vashon.
At the dock. A much smaller dock.
Generally, I would have to say it wasn’t as bad as I thought. The ferries are ginormous and have plenty of room for a big ass truck and RV.
We found the eagles club with no problem, picked a great spot, and settled in. Pretty much we are one of 3 rigs set up here. And one of those is the caretaker. We have grass, bushes behind and to the side, and are kinda tucked into a corner. The people were friendly and helpful the minute we pulled in. We will join the eagles club, as that is part of the deal. That evening they had a fire going outside, people chatting, and several dogs running around. Torrey had a blast!
I’m pretty content for now to stay here on the island. Al will walk onto the ferry everyday to go to work, and Kalib will pick him up. So no driving, thankfully. I’m excited to explore this little place, and hopefully I can find some great photo ops.
Let the island adventure begin.
And don’t forget, there is one more day to enter the If It Barks dog collar giveaway.