Markey & Jim

August 5, 2016 – We took the Washington State Ferry across Puget Sound to visit Markey and Jim Dokken.   Markey is a long-time volunteer with the Feingold Association, so I have known her forever. ferry20160805_163558

ferry20160805_164250Some people, like the lady below, used the time well, working under the hood of her car.  We, on the other hand, just sat around and took pictures.


A view of the ocean and dock mechanicals from inside the ferry.  I can’t imagine people really climbing up on those ladders, but I suppose they are there for a reason.

Another view from the inside of the Ferry

A ferry going the other way, as seen from inside our ferry.ferry20160805_165449

View of the far shore during the crossing

We had a great visit with Markey and Jim markey20160805_201521

Here – with Markey, Jim, and Tom – you can see the remains of our dinner and a bit of the outside of their really wonderful fairy-tale-beautiful house.  How did we manage not to take a ton of pictures?  I think we were too busy talking.

markey-birdsMarkey and Jim shared this picture they took of a pair of bald eagles perched on a little boat near their house dock.




We drove back the long way around instead of taking the ferry home.  Then the next day, Markey and Jim met  us at the Ferry port in Edmonds, and we went to Arnie’s Seafood Restaurant.

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2 Responses to Markey & Jim

  1. Markey says:

    Your visit was a highlight of our summer. You didn’t mention that you had to wait hours to get a ferry to get from Edmonds to the Kitsap Peninsula. Often the ferries fill up and there isn’t room for everyone. Very frustrating. But you and Tom took it in stride and considered it part of the adventure. Thank you so much for the visit and I hope it won’t be long before we get together again.

    • Shula says:

      Tom and I thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent with you — Tom said he and Jim swapped “tales only a mature male can truly enjoy” … I also hope we can do it again soon.

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