Another wonderful place in Washington discovered (for me) this past weekend. Simone and I drove up to Anacortes, where we stayed with friends Janet and Steve. Like so many others, I have been to Anacortes before because it is the point where we catch ferries to Lopez Island, Orcas, and San Juan Island. However, I have never taken time to explore Anacortes.
The town is named after Anna Curtis, wife of an early settler named Amos Brown. And all this time I thought the name of the town sounded very Spanish, but it’s not! We were there for the Shipwreck Festival, which is basically rows and rows of tables set up on the streets where vendors sell just about anything from used clothing to garage sale type items to crafts and furniture. Every vendor is ready to make a bargain and, though I had no intention of buying anything, I got some good deals (amongst them a cute sunhat and a set of 6 blue water glasses). Read on to see the weekend through many photos and captions! I think this blog post is a record for number of photos posted! I just can’t trim down to any fewer photos! Enjoy..
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