July 23, 2018
Yesterday, I went to the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island while Regis kept the dogs company. The reserve is a path through woodlands and gardens. It was a very sunny day, so it wasn’t a good day for pictures. The walk was beautiful and peaceful. There wasn’t much in bloom at this time of year, but it was still a lovely walk.
We met some folks yesterday staying at our campground that came together for a reunion and to have a memorial service. Many moons ago, six families came from Montana to Bainbridge Island to make their home. One lady used to haul water 5 miles when she lived in Montana and was ecstatic that her new home on the Island came with a hand pump in the yard.
The families lived on the Island and eventually separated and moved on. At least one family left around the time of the war out of concern that the Island was too close to Seattle and naval facilities and therefore, not safe. Now, the families get together every year on the Island for a reunion. There were at least 75 people gathered this year. This park is a great place for a reunion.