Saturday, October 6, 2012

My Weekend With The Ax Murderers

At Robinson Point Lighthouse on Vashon Island with L-R Sally, Sandi, Deb, Linda, me (in the back),and DJan

One of the pleasures of writing a blog has been getting to know other bloggers.  Even though I haven't really met them, I feel like I have friends from around the world.  It's a different type of friendship.  We've shared details of our lives large and small, but each of us has been selective.  None of my blog readers knows about my unsightly, hairy mole...oh, wait, did I write about that too?   This weekend I have stepped outside my comfort zone and I am camped out in a delightful farm house on Vashon Island with five other bloggers.  Five strangers who feel like old friends.  If I were Agatha Christie someone would be murdered!

The journey here was the first adventure.  The written directions said it was a 20 minute journey from the airport to the ferry terminal.  We were equipped with printed directions from Map Quest and two iPhones...and still drove around in circles for an hour and a half before joining the mile long line for the ferry. 

We arrived at the house that we jointly rented for the weekend and were immediately charmed by the location.  The house is called Lavender Hill Farm.  I write this from the covered porch overlooking the water.  The scent of lavender wafts up from the field below.  The sun shines brightly and Mount Rainier rises above the trees on the opposite shore.  Conversation buzzes around me as my blogging pals catch up with each other.  It's like we're long-time friends who haven't seen each other for awhile.  

We all agreed to write something on our blogs about this weekend and link to each other.  So check out my friends:
Sally at Retired English Teacher
Linda at Thoughts from a Bag Lady In Waiting
DJan at Eye on the Edge
Deb at Catbird Scout
Sandi at   Flying into the Light

If an ax murderer gets me...question my new friends above!


  1. How fun! Glad you stepped out of your comfort zone and met up with the bloggers!

  2. I'm envious!!!!!!!
    Nah, I'm so happy for all of you, though, I only know three of you through your blogs.

  3. Love the picture! And love how you think... (yes, 'ax murderer' would be on my mind also). But I have to admit, you look like a harmless congenial group. I too retired a year ago and am in the process of looking for the 'me' I tucked away somewhere long ago to get on with life's responsibilities. (She has peeked out a few times this past year...)

  4. The weekend sounds like so much fun. I can't wait to hear more about it.

  5. Has anyone named your group the Lavender Hill Mob?
    It's fun to meet and greet those we've become acquainted with on the Internet.

  6. This would make for a great book. You're all writers, why not each take a section and put together a chilling murder mystery. Only problem - who gets to be the victim, murderer &/or crime solver? Sounds like you had a great time!

  7. I'm finally catching up to you. I will be adding you to my blog list - somehow you escaped me.

  8. Hey, girl, hope you don't mind if I join you!

  9. Love your title, Jann! What a fabulous weekend it was! It was a pleasure to meet you and hang out together! (That chair is still in my van! After I bought it, I couldn't decide if I really wanted to take it into my classroom or not . . . so it waits!)

  10. On your recommendation, I'll check them out!

  11. Dear Jann, I've never visited your blog before--I didn't know about you!--but when I visited Deb, Sandi, and DJan's blogs I read about the six of you visiting on the island. Now I've also read Sally and Linda. Your enlarged photograph really helped me see each of you and what a joyful "gang" you are. I won't tell anyone about your hairy mole if you won't tell anyone about the hair sprouting from my chin! Peace.


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