Wednesday, May 31, 2006


Hey everybody - only 10 days (my nightmares of not fitting in dresses and grange halls decorated in giant blue bows are at an all time high) but so is my excitement for the big day! This is for those of you who are planning on walking on the ferry on Sunday, June 11th (our future anniversary). The latest ferry that you can walk on and still get to the wedding is the 11:05 a.m. - if you get on any later ferry you will miss the wedding. Remember that even though you are walking on you still need to get to the Anacortes ferry dock a little early (shoot for 30-45 minutes early) so that you can secure parking, etc. The best place to park (i.e. cheapest) is before you get to the ferry terminal on the right, the next driveway after Billy Ray's Restaurant (if you see Charlie's on the left, you have gone too far). This little parking lot is cheaper than the big ferry lots but is dirt and requires cash (you can pay with a credit card on the paved terminal lots). Once you have parked, walk up to the ferry terminal (just walk toward the big boats and ferry slip) and buy your tickets - relax enjoy the beautiful ride! When you arrive in Friday Harbor you will have to disembark from the car deck. Once you get in town you may want to get some coffee or food or peruse the shops - all of which are within walking distance to the ferry dock and the grange hall. Remember that if you want to help decorate the Grange Hall you can be there at 1 p.m. (or as early as you can) and offer some help. The following are directions to get to the Grange Hall where, at 2:30, there will be shuttles to pick up guests and bring them to the wedding site: At the end of the ferry dock (after you walk off the boat) turn right - you will be on Front St., at the turnabout (next street) make a left on Spring St., walk for a couple of blocks and turn right onto First St. - the Grange Hall is about three blocks up next door to the Whale Watching Museum. If you get lost, ask an islander - they are friendly! Remember, you can wear whatever you want to the wedding - so dress comfortably so you will enjoy the ride, walking around, etc. Also, we will have a BIG feast at about 4 p.m. so don't get too full. ;) Alright you all - I look forward to seeing you very soon and I will be the one with a white dress and a huge smile! Love you guys! -b

Thursday, May 25, 2006


Hey everybody - 2 weeks and we will all be relaxing on beautiful San Juan Island....ahhhhhhh... But first, I wanted people to know that it is NOT TOO LATE TO BUY CHEAP FERRY TICKETS - Beau and I bought ten just for friends and family who did not order them before. We have 7 left...These tickets are GREAT - the "regular" fare for car + driver is $49.98 + tax and these tickets will only cost you $27.50 (!). If you have passengers, you will still have to pay per passenger but it gives you a huge break to start with the discounted car + driver ticket. June 11th is quickly approaching and you will kick yourself if you get to Anacortes and have to pay full price, if you would like a cheap ticket, get ahold of us NOW - or - you may have to cut and paste our emails into your email account because I don't think it works to just click on sure to scroll down for itinerary, directions, links to ferry schedules, etc. Much Love to you all, b&b

Friday, May 19, 2006


June 9 -11th 2006 - Beau and Bethany

June 9th 2006
6-10 p.m. Join us for fun, games and bbq at Lakedale cabins. Please bring your favorite game and a side dish (it will be a potluck style bbq, but we will provide the burgers). There will be Frisbee playing, possible paddling on the lake and Rook tournament extrodinaire!

June 10th 2006
10 a.m. Hike up Mt. Young! Grab comfortable shoes and hike to the top of Mt. Young (highest point on San Juan Island) with the bride and groom! It is a short hike, but it is steep, so be warned. Please meet at Amy and Cole’s house – 396 Miller Rd.
2 p.m. Picnic at South Beach. This picnic is hosted by the grooms family (Annie, Buck, et al.), so all you have to do is show up with a Frisbee, sunscreen, and beach towel. Come hang out, play in the sand, or take a stroll around the beautiful South beach.
7-10 p.m. Whale Watching Cruise. Meet at the dock in Friday Harbor for the three hour tour. J Bring a sweatshirt as the sun will go down while we are on our ride. Join us for this amazing perspective of the San Juans - there will be snacks and drinks on board.

June 11th 2006
Enjoy your morning – take a stroll, go out to breakfast, see island sites, relax!
1:00 p.m. For those of you who are interested in being my FAVORITE people – meet at the Grange Hall to help the decorating crew decorate for the reception (many hands make light work!!). Answer to Giordi Yunge.
2:30 p.m. Meet in front of the Grange Hall to be picked up for the wedding ceremony. We have chartered two San Juan Transit buses so that you do not have to worry about getting lost en route or parking at the site of the wedding. Please be sure to be there before 2:45 as that is when the buses will take off!!! Park either in front of the Grange or in the parking lot of the Court house. You will be given a ride back to the grange hall after the ceremony on Cattle Point.

Scroll down to the post below for directions to all of these events. If you have any questions regarding the itinerary, please call Bethany: 360-269-0189. Can’t wait to see you guys!


    Here are directions to the various wedding venues. Please copy and paste these so that you have them for the weekend. All on-island directions are from the Ferry terminal/slip in Friday Harbor, so please adjust from your location accordingly.

    1) Getting to the island.
    By Car - Washington State Ferries 800.843.3779
    Vague directions to Anacortes for ferry to Friday Harbor
    From Interstate 5, go north beyond Mt. Vernon, take exit 230 to highway 20, head west to Anacortes. Travel time about 1 1/2 hours from Seattle.
    Parking is available at the ferry terminal area for walk-ons. Allow enough time! (Can be lengthy in summers.) See ferry schedule
    By Boat - Victoria Clipper 206.448.5000

    By Air - Kenmore Air 800.543.9595

    By Air - San Juan Airlines 800.874.4434

    2) General map of San Juan Island: useful to have for folks:

    3) Directions to American Camp/Cattle Point Interpretive Center (where the "rehearsal", the wedding and the "rehearsal dinner" are scheduled ):

    Start out going NORTHWEST on S FRONT ST toward FRONT ST N.
    <0.1 miles

    Turn LEFT onto SPRING ST. (up the hill at the traffic circle)
    0.1 miles

    Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto ARGYLE AVE. Take it to the end
    1.0 miles

    Turn LEFT onto CATTLE POINT RD. (twists and turns, but stick with it)
    8.1 miles

    You will pass the interpretive center for American Camp (about 6.6 miles from the start), then later the access to South Beach (where the rehearsal dinner is scheduled). The turn is well marked, just about a mile before getting to the Cattle Point Interpretive Center parking area (on your right)
    End at Cattle Point Interpretive Center (just past the lighthouse on your right, a small block house and parking area on your right)]

    Total Est. Distance: 9.42 miles

    4) The Friday Harbor Grange (where the reception is scheduled)
    San Juan Island Grange, 152 1st St. N
    An alternate map of Friday harbor gives more city detail. The Grange is the building on the left side, just below the arrow that says "stairway" on this map. A couple buildings left of the Whale Museum.
    5) To Cole & Amy Hull's home on San Juan Island.

    To get actual mapquest directions to our house, and a printable map, go to

    Once in Friday Harbor, coming off the Ferry, follow the following directions.
    --As you get off the end of the Ferry Dock you have to turn Right (Front St.: it is a one way, so don't try anything else)
    --Pretty much right away (50 feet), you will come to a traffic circle (they are renovating it, so you may not be able to go around it, but if you can do so), you want to go left there, up the hill on Spring Street (the main street in town). These first 2 steps are essentially following the flow of 97% of all the traffic coming off the ferry, and is easy enough.
    --Once on Spring St., go 2 quick blocks up. First is called "1st St.", 2nd is "2nd St." Take a right on 2nd St.
    --For some bizarre reason, this street changes names several times, but essentially you want to stay on it right out of town. It will twist and turn, but stick with it. It goes from 2nd St., to Guard St., then Beaverton Valley Road (as you leave town).
    --About 3 miles out of town, turn right onto Egg Lake Rd. It is just past Synergy Farms (yellow buildings) on your left, and just opposite a big rock sitting in a field with slogans and painting all over it on your left.
    --After about .9 miles turn left onto Three Corner Lake Rd. (it comes just after a particularly curvy section of the road at the bottom of a slight hill: long road sign, and sharp turn).
    --Once on Three Corner Lake Rd., you want to just go .3 miles to a Y, with a small rural fire station on your left. Take the right hand branch: Miller Rd.
    --We are essentially .2 miles up Miller on your right: there is an arch over the drive which says "High Country", 2 mailboxes. Essentially the 5th house/drive on your right after getting on Miller, at the top of the first long hill. 396 Miller Rd.
    --Once in the drive, we are the log house on your left with a funny upper story. Brown minivan and white truck may be parked there. Watch for dogs, cats, and little children!

    ) Lonesome Cove: Where much of Beau's family is staying
    These directions bring you to the Resort from downtown Friday Harbor.

    --If you're at the ferry dock, turn right on First Street then take you're first left and you'll be on Spring Street
    --Turn right on Second Street (Friday Harbor Drug Store is on the left hand corner)
    --Go 0.40 mile and turn right on Tucker Street (which turns into Roche Harbor Road)
    --Continue 7.7 miles to Rouleau Road and turn right
    --Continue for 1.1 miles to Limestone Point Road and turn right
    --Continue for 0.40 mile to Lonesome Cove Road and turn left
    --Lonesome Cove Road ends at the Resort
    7) Lakedale Resort: Where much of Bethany's family is staying 4313 Roche Harbor Road

    From Friday Harbor’s Ferry Terminal: Initial directions are the same as to Lonesome Cove
    • Follow the flow of traffic; take a right turn on Second Street,
    then turn right on Tucker Avenue.
    • Tucker turns into Roche Harbor Road.
    • Follow until you get to 4313 Roche Harbor Road.
    • They are about 4 1/2 miles from the ferry landing with a large sign on your left.

    8) To San Juan Excursions (the Whale Watch Company we are going with Saturday evening)

    They are located at the very bottom of Spring Street (the main street in Friday Harbor), in a complex called Spring Street Landing, #2. From the ferry slip it is about a hundred yards away (north). Also very close to the Port of Friday Harbor and the San Juan Island Grange Hall. Just on the water side and slightly to the north of the traffic circle at the intersection of Spring Street and Front Street. Next to and beneath the Downriggers Restaurant, you will see a number of shops and a small parking area, dominated by whale watch, diving, and kayaking enterprises. Do not park in their lot, unless it is to drop off and pick up. They can give you instructions as to the best spot to park for the whale watch. Because we are going out in the evening, on-street parking is not a problem (i.e. you will not be subject to ticketing for staying too long in a 1 hour zone, etc.)

    If you need more specifics about any of these sets of directions, or maps, feel free to contact Cole or Amy Hull at 360-378-1335 or

Friday, May 12, 2006


Yes yes yes...three posts in as many days, what will I do with my time after this wedding??? Oh yeah...HONEYMOON! Now, down to the real reason for this post: DO YOU WANT TO SAVE ABOUT 25% ON YOUR FERRY TICKETS??? If you want to get a discounted ferry ticket you can do so one of two ways - you could go to the ferry terminal in Seattle or the ferry terminal in Anacortes and buy them (they come in packs of 5 I think) OR you could tell me ASAP. I will be getting discounted ferry tickets when I go up next week (for my immediate family and for Uncle Gene because he has expressed interest) - I am happy to get tickets for anyone else if you just let me know - There are discounted ferry tickets for walk ons too...just let me know if you need them and are interested in the discount. For Beau's family - Annie and Buck will be going up this weekend and can buy some for you all too if that is easier...just get in touch with them!

Thursday, May 11, 2006

AMY IS GOING TO KILL ME (just kidding...sorta...)

Hello again...there will be a wave of posting by yours truly as I obsess in the coming four weeks about the can witness my slow turn into insanity on this website - lucky you!
Please note - the post explaining that we do NOT want gifts still applies - we are blessed to have what we need to survive and all we want from YOU is to come to our wedding!
But, because we figure that there will be people who will not take no for an answer and won't want to just give us a card or cash, we have registered for a few necessities (things that we are either currently borrowing from others or do not have ourselves) at the following locales: Macys (, Target (, & Pier 1 ( Just put in my name or Beau's and viola (is that how you spell that?).
Stay tuned for more changes, obsessing, and general excitement as the wedding date quickly approaches.
Have a beautiful day. love, beth

Wednesday, May 10, 2006


Just one This is just a quick note to gather some volunteers to help decorate the reception site - San Juan Grange Hall. If you are interested, be at the Grange hall at about 1 p.m. and answer to Giordi Yunge (she may be tiny, but she is fierce!) who will be coordinating efforts. Thanks for those of you who can help. If you can't help before the wedding, there will be help needed after the reception as well. It is nothing fancy, but will require a few hands to set up chairs, put flowers in vases, etc. Thanks y'all. MUCH LOVE!!! bethany

Saturday, May 06, 2006


Hey everybody...
The wedding is almost here...I am SOOOO excited. I have heard from many of you regarding what you want to eat - if you haven't told me what you want, DO IT NOW (steak or salmon -
The summer ferry schedule is finally online!!! - Remember that this schedule starts on June 11th (the day of the wedding) so it applies only for the day of the wedding and after. It looks like for wedding daytrippers the latest ferry that you can catch on Sunday morning is 11:05 a.m. to make sure that you are on the island for the 2:30 nuptuals - DO NOT MISS IT. Also, for those who are returning to the mainland on Sunday evening - you have a couple of options...6:55 p.m. (which is not ideal because you would probably miss some of the reception) or 10 p.m. (the 10 p.m. will give you plenty of time to relax, eat, and enjoy the festivities). For those who must get back early on Sunday evening and want to catch the 6:55 ferry, the reception hall is within sight of the ferry dock so you can park your car in line, come back to the reception and party on, and then - when you see the ferry - return to your car. If you can, try and plan on catching the 10 p.m.!
Alright you all...soon we will have the itinerary for the weekend on this website...hikes, picnics on the beach, and whale is going to be such a blast to celebrate with you all! Deep Peace of the Prince of Peace to each of you. We love you!!