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Our Festive Campsite at Skamokawa

Skamokawa_campsite

Here's our festive little campsite at Skamokawa. Yesterday was my mom's birthday and we made for breakfast one of her favorites (and ours): crab cake benedict (modified, on a bed of wilted spinach instead of an english muffin) with sliced apples and fresh orange juice. It was sunny and warm most of the day and in the afternoon I took my mom and her friend Judi out to the Two Islands Farmers Market on Puget Island. This is a great little farmers market and yesterday it was even busier and more populated than it was the first time we went. They have a great selection of veggies, fresh eggs and meats, baked goods, a guitar player, someone making hot pizza and some beer tasting. I came home with some wasabi peas, a small block of quince jam, a jar of fresh made caraway sauerkraut, and a small basket of raspberries.

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We just hung out and visited (and watched ships) for the rest of the afternoon, and I made one of my mom's favorite recipes for dinner: Shrimp Longhi. We've had it at Longhi's restaurant in Maui, and thankfully they publish the recipe so we can continue to love it at home occasionally. Kevin did some asparagus on the Traeger and we popped open a bottle of champagne for the birthday toast. 

After dinner: more campfire and more marshmallows. Kevin roasted one of his perfectly puffed marshmallows and we stuck it on top of a chocolate chip cookie and put a candle in it and sang Happy Birthday to my mom. Well, we tried to sing happy birthday to my mom. The wind kept blowing out the candle so we kept pausing in the middle of the song to relight the candle.

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday…

relight the candle

…to…

relight the candle

you. Happy…

relight the candle

…Birthday dear Betty. Hap…

relight the candle

…py Birthd…

relight the candle

…ay… to you.

Whew!! (We had to relight it one final time so she could blow it out, but we got it done.)

The sunsets the last two nights here have been so beautiful.

 
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Happy Saturday everyone!