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A fine visit to Whidbey Island

Last summer, my family and I took a beautiful vacation to Whidbey Island. We came to visit my grandpa’s uncle, Cecil Monson, and my grandpa’s cousins, Mary Alice Kois and Martha Olsen.

While we were on the island we also went sightseeing. We walked throughout downtown Coupeville and Langley. My favorite part was going in all the little shops and looking around. All of the people we met were also very nice and welcoming of us to their home. We also went inside the Coupeville Wharf. Rosie the Whale is a sight to see! I have never seen anything so big before hanging on a ceiling. Talk about a fish out of water!

We also visited Fort Casey. It was so cool to see what a real World War II Army base looks like. I got a little bit scared when we went inside because I had no idea what to expect. Also, the beach behind Fort Casey is absolutely beautiful. When we were there someone had built a little hut out of driftwood. We got some good pictures.

Next, we went to Mt. Erie. It was so pretty to see all the scenic hills and grasslands. There were also a lot of lakes and other bodies of water. We then went to Deception Pass and took the jet boat tour. It is amazing how people can build a bridge so high up above the water! It was amazing to see all the animals in their natural habitat, too. I found it so interesting to find out about the history of Deception Pass. I could not believe that there used to be a prison in the rock formation and people escaped from it.

Also, watching the sun go down is a beautiful sight to see, especially if you are by the water. The sun just glistens off the water. I feel a sense of peace and calmness whenever I see a sunset. It has a sense of serenity about it that calms people down.

When I got back to school in September, I was wearing my Whidbey Island sweatshirt. A boy named Josh said he also went to Whidbey Island that summer. He said his grandpa lives on the island. It is such a small world.

Thank you so much for showing your island homeland off to the world. It was so clean and beautiful. I appreciate all the hard work and effort you put into keeping the island clean.

Grace Franz
Elkhorn, Wis


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