After breakfast we went to Mount Vernon to pick up Erwin's niece, Sheila to spend the day with us.
First stop was to visit Salish Sea Deaf School where Erwin's niece and Sheila's sister, Cathy, works there. Cathy gave us a tour.
|Cathy and Erwin reading books with thinking hats on|
|Rosie, Cathy's Chihuahua dog|
|Cathy, one of the three founders of Salish Sea Deaf School|
|Sheila gazing into the ocean|
|Erwin picking blackberries from the bushes|
|"Hey, I am right here"|
We went back to the town of Anacortes, cruised around and made several stops along the route. Sheila mentioned that there is a large anchor at Port of Anacortes terminal. There were several murals on the buildings. It even had a large waterspout.
We cruised along the coastline of Anacortes, made some stops. One place was to check out bronze sculptures in the garden at How It Works and Northwest Image. In front of the building is a "How Much Longer" sculpture of a woman leaning backward while holding a ball. The asking price is $35,000.
|"How Much Longer" Bronze Sculpture|
|Hey, I am still waiting for the lady to drop the ball!|
|A monument marking the grave of |
Tonjes H. Havekost, founder of the park
While we were waiting for our foods the jets buzzed by
|Sheila and Edith had hamburgers|
Erwin's Cod Sandwich
After satisfying our tummies we went off to Mt. Erie Viewpoint to get an awesome view of the Cascades and other islands. The 1 1/2 mile road to the top of Mt. Erie is long and winding, goes through a thick forest, but the view was worth it. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Anacortes, WA. The elevation is at 1,273 feet.
|The Memorial Stone of a 13 year old boy who fell to his death at the park|
|Lake Campbell with an island on it|
(It is one of few places in the world where there is an island on an island)
It looked like Golden Eagle, but we were not too sure
|An island on an island!|
|Sheila, Erwin and Bob|
|The jets were buzzing almost all evening long|
This one went by while we were outside with Bob
Bob, the chef, grilling steaks