I love Bainbridge Island. From a tourist perspective, it’s probably quite boring because the downtown area is small and always under construction, and most of the gems on the island are quite spread out and hidden. But, I always have fun when I visit the island, thanks to all the friends I have there.
On Friday, I met up with Drew, Alex, and Therese for drinks before Alex and Therese finally make the move down to California (Therese will be working for Nokia Research), who were spending time with our friend and mentor Skip Walter. He had unfortunately fallen ill after lunch and returned home (to Bainbridge). Fortunately for us (and unfortunately for him) we ended up having an incredible meal together and subsequently lamented Skip’s absence on Twitter, which looked something like this:
Needless to say, Drew and I spent a wonderful afternoon on Bainbridge yesterday, complete with wine, grilled treats, a bluebarb (blueberry + rhubarb) pie from Blackbird Bakery, and tons of conversation and laughter. A big thanks to Skip for opening his doors for us. It’s always a pleasure.
Part of the feast.
A sailboat parked out in front of Skip’s. Seattle is in the background… somewhere.
Ferry turns on the way home.