Fun in the summer sun….Vashon Island
It’s been a busy RBB summer! Since the last post, in early August, I’ve led FOUR trips of enthusiastic Rebels. Each and every trip enjoyed our (unusually) gorgeous sunny summer. The trips were with three different groups. Two trips were with the South Puget Sound Community College, one with South Sound Senior Services, and one with the Boardwalk apartments (this was the first trip with this delightful group of eager travelers).
This post is about Vashon Island. This has been a popular RBB trip for good reason. Vashon is very laid back and easy to get to from Olympia. Vicki took some great pictures of this trip. This is a picture of the view from the Pt. Defiance ferry dock (where we waited for about 20 minutes waiting for our ferry) looking west towards Anthony’s restaurant.
One of the highlights of going to Vashon via public transit is that we have the pleasure of riding with Larry, the wonderful driver for Metro Route 118 on Vashon Island. The bus was waiting for us as we departed the ferry from Pt. Defiance. He greeted us, and insisted on taking a group photo. He also stopped along the side of Vashon Highway so we could take a short walk to see the famous “bike in the tree”. He led the way, and again took pictures to document the sight.
The town of Vashon is quaint; a throw back to an earlier era. Most of us ate at the Hardware Restaurant, which is the oldest continuously operated commercial property. The food is very good, and reasonably priced. Several of us admired the great independent bookstore. There are several fun shops to browse.
We caught the bus mid afternoon, and has a leisurely trip back to the ferry and two bus legs back home.
Another satisfying trip. Thanks, Rebels!