Fall Flag Football

We missed their first games last week when we went to see the Seahawks game but made it this week. Both lost but both had good games and both had fun. That’s good because Eva wanted to quit after her first game. Now she said she loves it. She and Poppy are the only girls on the team too, I like the lack of gender discrimination; so 2019.

Also good is that all the games for both of them are at Franklin High School — Spring football had games all over the city.

The bad is that both are on teams named Ravens. It’s hard for me to root for the Ravens.

I love Eva’s cleats:

Havana’s first day of 7th grade

Havana got the day off yesterday so the 6th graders at her school could be in their new school without 7th and 8th graders. Curiously, Hudson’s school doesn’t do that.

Gay and I walked Hudson to his bus stop, in front of our neighborhood Greek restaurant Vios, to see him off for his first bus ride. Bowie and Keston were also there to ride the bus. I rode a bus to school every day (except for 5th grade when I could walk to school) and this is the first time any of our kids ever rode a bus to school.

First Day of School

Hudson and Eva started 6th and 3rd grade today.

Eva, Poppy, Iris & Ohana

Havana starts 7th grade tomorrow. She will go to Meany Middle School, Hudson is going to Washington Middle School and Eva will be back at Stevens Elementary. Three kids in three different schools! They won’t all be at the same school ever again.

We drove Hudson to school today but he will be taking the bus to school for the first time and even wants to take the city bus instead of the school bus.

Leaving San Juan Island

Before checking out, the girls wanted to go kayaking again. Eva wanted to go on a kayak by herself and we argued but she insisted, so we let her and she did great.

Eva & Havana
Our cabin, lucky #13

Before going back to Friday Harbor and the ferry, we checked out the English Camp, where the British soldiers lived during the Pig War between the US and Britain. It’s interesting history and was news to me.

At the English Camp

San Juan Islands

For an end of summer trip, we booked a couple nights at Snug Harbor Resort. That means we had to drive to Anacortes to get on a 1-hour ferry. Ferries are much more enjoyable when they’re rare compared to our life on Vashon Island when ferries were a hardship.

We got to San Juan Island and had lunch at San Juan Island Brewing, walked around Friday Harbor and then drove to the other side of the island to Mitchell Bay.

Out on the dock looking at Henry Island and Vancouver Island, Canada:

We had dinner and picked up some groceries in Roche Harbor.