This being the height of Summer vacation time, I thought it might be interesting to share a few postcards from our recent visit to the San Juan islands — a beautiful archipelago between Washington State and British Columbia.


Britain and America almost fought a war over these islands, some 85 years after the war of independence. However… the peaceful landscape must have had an impact on the two sides who decided to get together and have a few drinks over a pork roast, instead. (…Note: that is a …somewhat abbreviated version of history).

Maybe these images will give you some fun ideas, too.