August 7, 2014
We were enjoying our time on Samish Island. After driving many, many miles up the west coast from San Francisco, it was refreshing to hold still for awhile. We still had lots of chores around the house – sorting through some things, and packing up a few things to ship back east for her mom. We worked through the morning, and before we knew it, it was time for lunch.
The problem with Samish Island is that it takes awhile to get into town. We didn’t have much in the refrigerator, so we didn’t have too many options. We timed it so that we could go to the Bow post office and ship some stuff, and get lunch. As we were driving through the town of Edison, which is about a mile from Bow, we counted at least three cafes, and wondered why we couldn’t try one of those. We decided to see what was available locally.
We selected Slough Food as our experiment in local cuisine. There were a few seats out front, but decided to eat out back next to the slough. We had an interesting little one-sided picnic table set in a lovely little garden next to the water.
We started with beer and olives.
Lunch itself was a light sandwich on homemade bread with light deli meat and greens. It was fantastic.
When we’ve visited in the past we’ve had Laura’s mom with us, and we were somewhat limited in our food options. We just hadn’t tried any of these local places, and now I’m glad we did.
After lunch we started wandering around the tiny town of Edison. There was a biker bar…
…and several art and antique stores that used to be something else.
We spent the rest of the afternoon doing chores around the house and relaxing. Our time on the island seemed to be slipping past far too fast.