I pretty quickly got over it. We stayed at the Guemes Island Resort, which is on the beach, and spent the weekend playing on the beach, taking mini hikes, harvesting and eating copious amounts of wild nettles, throwing sticks for Maddie, reading, napping, and eating. It was great.
We stopped in Edison on the way home for snacks (okay, we stopped in Edison on the way to and from Guemes Island). We couldn't pass up Bread Farm and Farm to Market Bakery. No, not even once. How is it possible that such a small town has two of the best bakeries I have ever been too? And they have Slough Foods? I really love Edison.
So, we took our bounty (Allium bread, fresh local Chevre, and a pear danish) and headed to Maria and Dennis's new farm in Alger. We met the new chicks (all 35 of them), Ian helped Maria fire up the tractor for the first time and we wandered around the property talking about what critters would live where, someday.
It was a great, relaxing weekend. Pretty much exactly what we needed.