Stephanie’s weekend away

The Chorus, on our special island: Steph, Linda, Denna, Cheryl, Sherice, Denise, Shannon & Laurie 

 

The Chorus, on our special island: Steph, Linda, Denna, Cheryl, Sherice, Denise, Shannon & Laurie

Each spring, my accountability group schedules in one weekend away to relax and enjoy one another’s company.

We got more time this year than usual, leaving Friday morning and not returning until 8pm on Sunday. Fun!

Our first stop on the way up to our final destination of Camano Island, was the outlet mall where we spent numerous hours perusing the stores north of Marysville.

Taking it upon ourselves to stimulate the economy.

Taking it upon ourselves to stimulate the economy.

After dinner at Boston Pizza, we traveled the rest of the way to the Island and our friend Laurie’s parents’ “cabin”. Several years ago it actually was a cabin but a couple years ago it was destroyed and a beautiful, new home built in its place.

The Timmerman's Camano Island "cabin"

The Timmerman's Camano Island "cabin"

The weather was absolutely gorgeous. Here, Laurie chats with Sherice and Denna.

The weather was absolutely gorgeous. Here, Laurie chats with Sherice and Denna.

After a relaxing morning, some sun bathing, reading and minimal responsibility, a few of us went out (not to Target this time!) and found a couple thrift/antique shops to wander through. As we headed back to the house, we ran across a few signs advertising a dance that night. How memorable would that be?! Now to convince the other half of the group that it was a good idea to go check this event out between the hours of 7 and 10.

Following a yummy dinner of fish tacos, we headed out the door in our shorts, capris, and tees to check out what kind of dance was happening on this lazy, little island. The signs gave us no idea if we were heading to a square dance, formal dance, or something in between. We laughed so hard as we headed to the “Senior and Community Center” of Camano Island.

Unsure of what they'd find, Shannon and Denna head into the Center.

Unsure of what they'd find, Shannon and Linda head into the Center.

It was semi-formal! And $15 per person!

It was semi-formal! And $15 per person! With a live band!

We observed for a little while as it became clear that skilled, partner dancing was NOT something we'd be able to pull off.

We observed for a little while as it became clear that skilled, partner dancing was NOT something we'd be able to pull off.

So, we goofed around. Denna dips Linda.

So, we goofed around. Denna tries to dip Linda.

Figuring we’d invaded as much as we could, we headed back to the house for an evening of encouragement, sharing, and games.

Once

These 3 goofy girls gave Sherice and I a lot to laugh about as we returned to the house!

What a GOOFY bunch!

Sharing the love before we headed home, well, back to the outlet mall. What a GOOFY bunch!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sherice
    May 18, 2009 @ 17:38:20

    Very Nice! We are soooo lucky to have you to document these adventures. Can’t wait till next year!

    Reply

  2. Kim
    May 19, 2009 @ 08:35:40

    love it!

    Reply

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