Friday, November 16, 2012

San Juan Getaways.....

Looking for a place to getaway in the San Juans?

Here are a few vacation spots that have access to water (fresh & salt); parking spots for an RV; cabins for a family; outdoor activities like fire pits and hiking trails; and dog-friendly attitudes.

Be sure to click on all the underlined links for more information on each possible vacation location.

Retreat House w pets allowed: $500-$650 per night
Cabins: $85-$200
Yurts: $85-$120

All meals served at Doe Bay Cafe
Ocean view soaking tubs
Sauna & Massage
access to kayaking, hiking, shopping, golf, bicycle rentals, etc
Whale Watching discounts
Has a retreat house that sleeps 18 
some pet friendly cabins

Cabins: varies around $200 nightly
Ocean View RV site: $50 nightly
Please to go website for clickable map pictures......
onsite kayak tours
kayak rentals
hot tub card for purchase
boat and fishing gear rentals, launch
summer daily kids activities
various outdoor activites (fire pit, volleyball, horseshoes)
access to shopping, whale tours 
ice cream/espresso stand
general store
some pet friendly cabins

Cabins: $150-$320 night
Yurts: $100 night
Boat Launch
Boat rentals (no motor)
kayaks (no charge)
sauna house, massage therapy
rec room: ping-pong, fooball, tv/dvd, wifi outdoor games
outdoor grill, tables, crab cooker
gift shop
encourages pets

Lakehouse: $600 nightly
Log Cabins: $300 
Canvas Cabins: $170-$250
Airstream: $250
RV sites: $64

swimming, fishing, canoeing
Access to winery, salt water fishing, bicycling, artisan tours, whale watching, kayaking
outdoor activities: horseshoes, bocce, BBQing, paddle boat, row boat, paddle boards, volleyball,
3 stocked lakes with docks
boat rentals
art classes, sundae bar, organized daily activities
General store
super pet friendly (offers pet packages)

cabins: $200-300 night

waterfront cabins
espresso stand
beachside firepits
pet friendly
tours from dock: whale watching, kayaking, 
access to Friday Harbor, Lime Kiln State Park, English Camp National Historic Park, Westcott Bay Sculpture Park

Other resorts to consider:

Thursday, November 15, 2012

My Merrell's and Me

Things I do in my Merrell shoes.

Be a yogini.      (Cranberry Lake, Anacortes, WA)

Be joyous!    (Cranberry Lake, Anacortes, WA)

Be a beach comber.    (Washington Park, Anacortes, WA)

Be a role model.   (Washington Park, Anacortes, WA)



They store energy. And not always the good kind. They are a group of bones, joints, and tissues that are a powerhouse for activities like running and climbing. But if you are storing the excess energies of stress there, you may be holding back your potential.

Think of your hips like your upper back and shoulders. Along comes a stressful day, and you may feel like you need a back rub to get the tension out.

You can give your hips a "rub" by stretching them.

This is where yoga comes in. You don't have to be searching for the highest rungs of self-realization to get true benefits from this ancient practice. By practicing the following poses you can stretch out those hips, release stress you've been personally storing there, and allow your muscles the range of movement they need to grow stronger for whatever athletic endeavor you choose.