Tuesday, April 21, 2009

How do you hug an Island?

So you can identify the characters on this fun filled vacation, I am the eldest, fuller figured gal. Yeah thats me right there, My sister Cindy is next to me and sister Sandra is the younger of the three. We had so much FUN on our sister trip to Washington states Whidbey Island!!!
Yes, we took our own picture. Its a Daffodil field.
Who else would do it? Geesh

Okay, I have a few fun stories to tell or to ramble on to myself about. Whatever the case I will still blog them.

YAAWN...stretch.....mmmm........ Huh? Groggy thoughts start forming a private conversation with the other personalities residing in my head. Some of us are less interested then others.
My rent is up? oh.......stretch........Its been a week. oooohhhh....stre----tching longer now...This is our last day of breakfast in bed. uuuuhh... Huh.....? Pack your bags......I stretched again only this time to reach for the (chenille) covers pushed sometime during the night to the foot of my bed. Questioning myself again. What day is this? Really? THE LAST DAY ON THE ISLAND? The covers are now pulled over my head and, suddenly we have all come together with one common thought. "But,We just got here"! I'm not leaving yet.......! "NO", I shouted out loud. "I am seriously not going!" "I saw a help wanted sign in the hotel window down the street." -or- "Maybe our B&B hosts will let me stay here?.... "I'll feed the dog and help them plant more foliage on their beautiful grounds." "I will praise them, and appreciate this little piece of heaven daily.... and ....I will fix my own breakfast."
I peeked out from under the covers to see my two wide eyed sisters staring at the large heap in the middle of my bed. Cindy taking intermitent breaks from putting on her makeup and Sandra just staring. No defining expression from either one. Just staring. Cindy finished her makeup and turned to Sandra. Still, no expression or tone in her voice when she announced, "Come on Sandra, We gotta go." Oddly enough, they stood in unison and started dragging their luggage down the five wooden, dew drench steps leading from our room to the rock paved path and out to the pebble driveway. Like stray pesky ants they marched back and forth with just a few pieces of luggage at a time. Finally, their last trip up the stairs and in to the cozy, perfect little space of Whidbey Island bliss to check for forgotten toiletries and misc stuff. Their giant ant bodies stood hunched in the open doorway, blocking the sunlight and casting a hideous looming shadow across my perfectly comfortable bed.
And then................
Sandra turns to Cindy and says "This is what I do with my 3 year old." "I'm leaving now....byeeeeee."
How can it be possible that I am already back home?
The good new is.... This was just the ending and I still got the beginning and middle to tell....hahaha No, no don't beg. I'll be happy to tell you.

Starting here. Please, let me introduce Maury and Charlotte. Owners and hosts of the most wonderful B&B ever. The Coupe De' Villa in Coupeville, Washington.

Aren' they cute!!! If I were to imagine a Maury and Charlotte........ It would be them.

Next is Charlotte and Phantom. I couldn't possibly leave Phannie out as she is the Coupe De' Villa greeter. We fell in love with her too.

Check out the view from the front yard or otherwise, Observatory.
aaaaaahhhhhh How nice of them to share this.
Notice the tree in the second picture? Look closer. Enlarge it if you need to. Now, do you see the eagle perched above our heads? uuuummm Nice girl..

How poetic. A garden path leading to our room annnnnnd

Our very own courtyard and patio too.

Seriously, I lived here for a week. It's even unbelievable to me!
Next, The view from our bathroom window...... I want a Staycation!!!

Oh, Did I mentioned the private beach?

Fields of daffodils and tulips too....... Is this heaven? Who knew...?

Apparently, WE DID and we got a hall pass!

This looks peaceful doesn't it?
I can assure you it wasn't. I went kicking and screaming all the way home.
Now, who wants to see pictures of me falling down the hill or of the police officer that visited our room?
UUUh Huhhh..... I told you there is more!!!


Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Hey Athella! Wondered where you'd been! Where is this? It is absolute heaven!!!!! I wanna go too! God Bless! Lauralu :)

Bradie said...

Athella very cute and fun. Can't wait to see all the pics of everything.

xinex said...

Welcome back home, Athella! You look like you had so much fun with your sisters! Those flowers are amazing!...Christine

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Athella, Welcome back! This does look like a wonderful place, and even more wonderful to share it with your sisters! Loved the pictures of the 3 of you. Looks like ya'll had such a great time! Your story is so funny. laurie

janece said...

So everyone is welcoming you back EXCEPT me...why was I NOT invited????I could be the stepsister!!!

Bradie said...

Aunt Athella,
My mom wants to post the pictures of you laying on the ground, after your fall. She says you are begging for help, because you can't get up. Should I let her post them???

Kelli said...

i can't believe you DID come home. i wouldn't have. did you see that view? yeah, i definitely wouldn't have.
i'm pretty sure that is heaven and i don't understand why people get to live there and we don't!

Bradie said...

We want to see all the pictures. Tell us more. Drew asked me why did a police officer have to visit your B and B. I probably should not have told him. But Oh well I did.

Chari said...

Hey Girlfriend...

So glad that you stopped by! Shheeshh...a vacation??? What's up with that??? Hehe!!!

Ohhh my...what a fabulous place to spend a week! I've never heard of Whidbey Island until now. The B&B that ya'll stayed at is simply heavenly! Oh my gosh, I certainly can see why you didn't want to leave! Loved all of the photos of the grounds...gorgeous! Ohhh my...those daffodil and tulip fields are awesome! Girl, I'm just green with envy...I wanna go to an island and stay at a B&B!!! I'm really happy for you Girlfriend...this vacation looked fabulous!!!

So it was a sistas party, huh? Loved the photo of ya'll...pretty girls!!! Well, I'm so glad that you shared a little bit of your vacation experience! A policeman??? Oh my gosh...should I even ask what that was about? hehe!!!

You know my friend...I just loved reading this post! You are really a gifted writer...you should really do more of it!!! or maybe you do and I just don't know about it? A delightful read...

Love ya,

Lori E said...

Thanks for stopping over. Next time you get a chance to go up the coast to Washington State go to Orcas Island and stay at the special inn there. Wowie. Was there on my 10th anniversary. Fab from beginning to end. Or carry on across the border to Beautiful British Columbia.

Vivienne said...

Whidbey Island (and most of Western Washington State!)is soooo gorgeous! I lived in Vancouver, WA for 10years and hate hate hate that I'm back in Southern California. Blick!!

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puddin07 said...

Athella, Just a quick note to say thank you for your sweet comments at Laurie's on my suinroom. Yes, I am puddin07 from RMS, I miss those days! Hugs, Connie