Fun facts and The Force at The Rose Theatre

Space Bears.

That was the secret code name on the package when “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” was mailed to The Rose Theatre in Port Townsend. Tactics like these are used to prevent mail theft of hit movies. Who knew?

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Ferry field trip to the peninsula

We all too often forget about Port Townsend when we think about venturing off Whidbey Island, but that really shouldn’t happen. With the easy ability to walk onto the Coupeville ferry, as long as the sailing times work for what you want to do, Port Townsend is easily accessible from the island.

For our holiday gift to each other, we planned a day in the seaside town. Our agenda: lunch, window shopping, massages and a salt water soak. We hadn’t decided on dinner plans and decided to play it by ear. Here’s how our day unfolded.

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Trail Talk: Panoramic views at Ebey’s Landing

If there are blue skies on Whidbey Island and you aren’t skeptical of heights and high ridges, the Bluff Trail at Ebey’s Landing is the place to be.

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Island Eats: Losing our local watering hole

Some of the challenges of moving from the city to a PNW island is that restaurants close generally by 8 or 9 p.m., you are out of luck if you yearn for delivery and, at least on the South end of Whidbey Island, it’s nearly impossible to find an open eatery on a Monday.

And if you live in Greenbank and need groceries or a dining option you are limited.

Island life struggles, I know.

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Eating, learning on local seasonal fare with a winter CSA

While we still have some beets, carrots and chard in our own garden, I joined Farmer Georgie’s CSA at Willowood Farm. By supporting this farmer’s fare, I figured not only would we be well supplied in local veggies for the rest of the year but perhaps I could learn more about what grows well here. I want to learn how I can better rotate our own garden, so this winter CSA is just a little education, and a tasty one.

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