Shipley Center Trip News & Notes: February 2021
Do you think that the groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, will see his shadow on the 2nd? I hope not! As tradition says, if he doesn’t see his shadow, we’re in for an early spring! My free time this month will be planning for planting!
I would love a trip on the Port Townsend ferry, over to Whidbey Island to visit the Meerkerk Gardens in Greenbank. Known for its rhododendrons, it is a beautiful place to visit and enjoy a picnic lunch. Makes a nice little day trip.
Another short but fun day is spent driving to Brinnon, WA, located along the Hood Canal. Whitney Garden Center and Nursery has many different plants, trees and flowers for sale. The garden is amazing, especially in spring, with the gorgeous colors and many water features. Meanwhile, as you wait for that trip, make sure you visit our own special nurseries here in Sequim this month.
These are just a couple of the outdoor trips we can hopefully arrange in the near future, and since they are outdoors, we will have plenty of breathing room!
For all of you quilters, seamstresses, and crafters out there, there will be a virtual online Sewing & Stitchery Expo, Feb. 24-28, where you can Shop! Learn! and Experience! Only $6.00 for General Admission, with additional fees for classes. (Hopefully it’s not too late to sign up for some classes.) You can go to sewexpo.com to get all the information … but don’t wait!
I recently went on a weekend camping trip in our 27′ motorhome. We decided we wanted one more weekend before we winterized the rig. We drove almost an hour away to Marrowstone Island and stayed two nights at Fort Flagler. The weather was clear and nice when we arrived. We were able to enjoy a walk to the beach and a campfire before the wind and rain arrived! It’s always nice to have a cribbage board handy for rainy-day camping!
Camp in January? Of course you can!
I must say that Fort Flagler would be a lovely place to visit for a day trip as well. Beautiful water views, eagles and puffins. You can explore some local ruins; walk among the concrete bunkers and gun emplacements. For a day trip, take a lunch and water or drinks.
Just a reminder, you can still register for our Colorado’s Historic Trains tour. This is a 9-day adventure scheduled for September 17, 2021, through Mayflower Cruises and Tours. Please call me if you’re interested and I can send you all the information (the link is below).
Oh, the places we’ll go!