My Thoughts

Well summer’s officially over and the autumn winds are blowing. As spectacular as the summer weather was, it was refreshing to have a few showers. The chill gave me an excuse to light a small fire the other night, and I have to say it was divine. I can’t think of anything than better than lighting a fire, bringing out all the blankets and curling up with a good book and a cup of tea.

What I really should be doing is getting all the outside ‘stuff’ under cover for the rainy season ahead. I also need to edit out all that ‘stuff’ that really doesn’t need to be taking up space with a run to Goodwill and the dump. “Does it bring me joy?” This seems to be my mantra of the moment.

I do want to encourage anyone with an interest in old trains, gorgeous scenery and looking to create some lasting family memories to make reservations on the Historic Lake Whatcom Railway Pumpkin Trains departing at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm on Saturday, October 14 & 21. You can find details and purchase tickets on their Facebook page. This is a fun adventure for the whole family no matter what the weather – and everyone gets to grab their favorite pumpkin to carve when they get home.

Mt Baker Ski Area has their season’s passes on sale now for the 2017-18 season. Since my son is at the mountain virtually every weekend through the season, I’m seriously considering getting a pass for myself. I may stick mainly to the green and blue runs but a day on the slopes is arguably the best way to spend a winter’s day. Add to the equation that I’m not getting any younger (YOLO?) coupled with the fact that “It brings me GREAT joy” – I say there’s no time like the present. See you on the slopes – I’ll be the one with he outdated ski outfit and equipment calling it a day if conditions turn ugly. (I know my limits).

I’d like to personally send a warm ‘welcome back’ to all the WWU students. If you haven’t been downtown in the evening as of late – the blue lights on all the trees are a spectacular sight. I highly encourage a stroll down Railroad – there’s always a fun shop to discover and great food options for everyone. (If you haven’t discovered the “Hawaiian Hash Browns” at The Little Cheerful – make it your biggest priority this weekend.



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OCT 6 & 20 | NOV 3 & 17 | DEC 8 & 22

Tami Johnson