July 18, 2010

Great Weekend

It has been awhile since Doug and I took a Saturday drive. He wanted to check out Skagit River Ranch in Sedro Wooley; well-known for their grass-fed beef. But first we had to stop in Mount Vernon to have lunch at the Skagit Valley Co-op, based on our friend Richard's recommendation. Delicious curried tofu, salad bar, ratatouille and teriyaki chicken breast along with super-nice employees.

We even bumped into a former collegue from Doug's employer at the microwave! I love our small world.

After lunch and checking out the Ranch, we headed to Conway for an immodest (that's what the sign says) ice cream cone at Snow Goose Produce. I had Peach Cobbler ice cream in a homemade waffle cone.

It was really this big! And that was the single!
That's a quarter for comparison.

I remember this produce stand from the olden days when it was a quarter of the size it is now. So glad it is doing well.

The Skagit Valley is very aware of the impact of humans on the land...loved this section of the store.

It was a great weekend. We ate some terrific food, connected with local small businesses and enjoyed the bounty this part of the world has to offer...It really doesn't get much better than that. Hope your weekend was terrific!


  1. Hi there Lisa!

    Congratulations on your blog! I love the photo of the ice cream with the quarter. Your lovely sense of humor and fun shows through and through.


  2. Hi Miss Julie...thanks for dropping by.

  3. I love, love, love your new blog. I love the colors and the banner and your picture and what you blog about...I love it all!

  4. Hey Cindy! High praise from you, my dear. Thanks for your love and support!

  5. Glad to find your blog....don't want to lose track of you both as enjoyed and still enjoy your book so very much!
    Happy day!

  6. So are you going to write about how you locked the car keys in the truck .....ON YOUR BLOG? lol

    Your Saturday looks like it was fun, I like the ice cream pic.

  7. Hi Lisa,
    I wish you the best on your new venture! I followed you and Beth as 'salvage studio', now I'm following you here (love your header!)
    Are you by chance coming down our way to the Barn House flea market on the the 31st? We are a shop in Battle Ground, where BH is and we also participate in a wonderful flea market just down the road a piece from BH, definitely not to be missed!
    Take care! Lisa :-)

  8. p.s. the name of the our flea market is 'Vintage Gathering' :-)

  9. Lisa - your blog is darling - love the line drawing of the little house! best of luck in your new venture