This past weekend was the Fourth of July. I also combined the holiday with my birthday that was officially on the 28th of June. A Tuesday, how lame.
How better to celebrate the 235th year of our glorious Republic than with a double Bald Eagle sighting on Lummi Island? Bald Eagles have made such an amazing recovery, and it is a real joy to see them in their natural environment. Enjoy my hilariously narrated video:
My grandparents have owned the "Lummi Stugan" (the Swedish word for cottage) since 1972, I believe. Correct me if I am wrong fellow Magnusons who read my blog. Lummi Island has always been a very special place for me. Growing up there on the weekends and in the Summers was magical. I have fond memories of full cookie jars and rides to the Islander store for ice cream bars. And now that my grandparents are 87 and 90 years old, my family and I (with the help of many of my friends) have taken on maintenance duty at the cabin. We couldn't be happier to do it. Take a look at the awesome ditch my friends dug to make sure the bottom of the trail to the beach stays dry:
Lummi Island is a paradise. If you haven't read the reviews of the Willows Restaurant, you really should. My grandparent's cabin is not 300 feet from this spectacular bed and breakfast. Read the reviews here and here. The views are unbelievable as you can see: