My Mother’s Gift

I had never seen the two liquor boxes before, sealed with duct tape so old the edges had become brittle, browned and cracked. More duct tape covered the suitcase I recognized as belonging to my grandmother. I had found them buried deep in the back of my mother’s closet as I packed up her tiny apartment after she lost her battle with cancer in 2009.

Hama Hama’s Oyster Bounty

Fifth-generation family-run shellfish farm Hama Hama has built a reputation anchored in hard work and clean water. Its mission is simple—“Utilize low-impact farming methods to grow world-class oysters, have fun and leave something good for the next guy.”

Where Dinosaurs Roam

In 1993, the city of Granger held a series of community meetings to discuss how to attract more visitors to the town, they decided on a new prehistoric theme for Granger—dinosaurs.

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I had never seen the two liquor boxes before, sealed with duct tape so old the edges had become brittle, browned and cracked. More duct tape covered the suitcase I recognized as belonging to my grandmother. I had found them buried deep in the back of my mother’s closet as I packed up her tiny apartment after she lost her battle with cancer in 2009.

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Backdoor Kitchen
Open for Dinner Dinner hours vary seasonally, please call (360) 378-9540 Phone (360) 378-9540 E-mail: hilderman@rockisland.com San Juan Island Links: Located in Friday Harbor on the San Juan Island in Washington. 400b “A” Street “Out backa the freight yard…” From the ferry terminal go up Spring Street one block, take a left on First Street, take a right on “A” Street, go up the hill, cross Nichols Street, and look to your left. You’ll see Green Man Nursery and a gravel parking lot. Park here, walk to the right of the green warehouse building, and follow the bluestone path to...
Cask and Schooner Public House & Restaurant
Welcome to the Cask & Schooner Public House & Restaurant A place of rustic fare and well-crafted libation in Friday Harbor, WA on San Juan Island At Cask & Schooner, we highlight local, sustainable, and delicious food grown and harvested by our friends and farmers. We are committed to offering our guests as local, as fresh and as organic from the market and from the farm to your plate. Our menu changes frequently, in honor of the subtle shifts of the harvest. PHONE (360) 378-2922 LOCATION 1 Front Street Friday Harbor WA, 98250 HOURS M-Fr. 12-9pm CLOSED TUESDAY Sat. 10am-9pm...
Washington Trails Association
As the nation's largest state-based hiking nonprofit organization, Washington Trails Association is the voice for hikers in Washington state. We protect hiking trails and wildlands, take volunteers out to maintain trails, and promote hiking as a healthy, fun way to explore the outdoors.
Snug Harbor Resort
  Welcome to the all new Snug Harbor Resort Located on San Juan Island’s west side, on peaceful Mitchell Bay, Snug Harbor Resort offers year-round waterfront accommodations. All of our 17 cabins and three suites are spacious with beautiful interiors, expansive glass, vaulted ceilings, full kitchens, and uninterrupted, stunning views. Snug Harbor’s incredible setting is unparalleled on San Juan Island. Arriving by boat is always an option, since we have our own private marina. We are perfectly located for adventures throughout the islands. Once you arrive and explore the resort, you will discover the unique features, comforts, and amenities provided...
Outdoor Odysseys
Experience San Juan Island kayaking tours that incorporate whale watching, camping, hiking and incredible outdoor cuisine as we celebrate our 30th year! Outdoor Odysseys Sea Kayak Tours has operated one of a kind sea kayaking trips from Friday Harbor, San Juan Island since 1987. outdoorodysseys.com
The Whale Museum
The Whale Museum, located in beautiful Friday Harbor, Washington, opened to the public in 1979 as the first museum in the country devoted to a species living in the wild. Today, our museum continues to promote stewardship of whales and the Salish Sea ecosystem through education and research.
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