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The latest small-town drama

La Conner (pop. 891) loves an ongoing drama. The most recent bit of hotly-debated local politics is about sandwich boards on the sidewalk.

This newspaper article gives a good overview of the issue. (It even includes a nod to the drama-before-last: the loss of the town Code Enforcement . . . → Read More: The latest small-town drama

Geocaching Adventures

I have been wanting to try geocaching for ages now, but I lacked a GPS device. Until earlier this month, when I received one as a birthday gift, hooray!

I have been trying it out here and there when I get a bit of free time (summers are always very busy out here . . . → Read More: Geocaching Adventures

La Conner’s Yarn/Tattoo Store

As promised, a tour of one of La Conner’s newest businesses: a combination yarn store/fiber arts/tattoo parlor. Unfortunately the owner had stepped out just before I got there, and I couldn’t stick around to wait for her to return. (I had just come from the store, and had a package of pork chops sitting . . . → Read More: La Conner’s Yarn/Tattoo Store

“Small Town Directions” I Have Given

I used to laugh at the “small town directions” everyone here uses. But eventually I started using them myself. It sounds crazy, but it’s the most efficient way to communicate out here. People know what you’re talking about.

1. “The Cenex.”

This refers to a small local chain of feed stores. It hasn’t . . . → Read More: “Small Town Directions” I Have Given