One of the great treats about full-time travel is all the new places we travel to, through and that we visit, but more importantly the new friends we make.
A friend from of ours from Birmingham and I have shared a Facebook friend who lives in La Conner with her husband for a while. My Birmingham friend went to college with her and has known her for years. We were introduced by him via Facebook because we share a love of photography and, as a bonus, we have the same politics. She also hails from the South. We conversed via Facebook and via private messages for years. I was very happy when she invited Melanie and me to come and visit with she and her husband in La Conner.
Like many communities, La Conner has its own struggle with COVID. When we were there restaurants and shops were just opening back up and people were (mostly) wearing masks. We were able to park Miranda across from her home in a friend's business parking lot for a few restful and enjoyable days.
From the website:
There’s a reason why we are so often voted the most perfect Washington state weekend getaway destination and land on top of the romantic getaways Washington state lists– it’s the same reason we love living and working here. Plain and simple … not only is it beautiful, but our community is full of genuinely warm and friendly folks.
We'll be back for a visit with our new friends our next time through Washington.
Steven and Melanie