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Thursday, June 04, 2009

Reflecting upon my recent trip to the San Juans...

Although I thoroughly enjoyed the beauty of Orcas Island, I found myself annoyed with, then angry towards, and finally completely disgusted at the preponderance of "No Trespassing", "Private Drive", "Private Property", & "Keep Out" signs nailed onto any and every surface.
In Orcas Village, a tiny weed and garbage-filled embankment was fenced in and liberally festooned with "No Trespassing" signs. Walk along any forest trail on the island, and you'll witness the quiet perfection of Mother Nature brutally punctuated with reminders that so-and-so owns everything on either side of you, and you'd better not touch it.

Also, apparently no Coca Cola products exist anywhere north of Seattle.
Mt. Vernon, then Anacortes, and finally Islands Orcas, Lopez, and Shaw mockingly flaunted Diet Pepsi only from every vending machine, concession stand, restaurant, and convenience store. Riding back on the ferry at the end of our trip, a huge Diet Pepsi truck hopped aboard at Lopez Island, destined for the mainland. No Diet Coke for sale on the ferry either, as you probably guessed.

San Juan Islands? I think not. More like the "No Trespassing/Private Property Islands, brought to you by Pepsi."


Blogger Rosanna Seabold said...

Sounds fabulous! How can I get there and subject my kids to that??

Sunday, June 14, 2009 at 6:40:00 AM PDT


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