Microclimate Change

The Fry Family Quartet woke up at 4:30 in Seattle this morning so we could be on the road by 5:00 in order to catch the 7:30 ferry to Orcas Island. That’s where we would meet Henry’s soccer team coming from Lopez to play the Orcas Vikings. As we drove north on I-5, and again during the wet drive up Mt. Constitution on Orcas, I kept my thoughts to myself. What if they call the game due to weather? My concerns were allayed when we showed up at the soccer field. The sky was blue, and we were all clamoring for our sunglasses. Then I overheard the Orcas coach’s conversation. The Lopez coach had called to cancel due to rain. It’s hard to describe the look of disappointment on Henry’s face. I mean, the weather was perfect for a soccer game. At least it was perfect on Orcas. Despite the game cancelation, we made the most out of the trip. For our sleep deprivation, we got an adventure out of the deal: our first visit to Orcas as a family, a chance to check out beautiful Doe Bay (famous for its clothing optional hot springs), and a trip up Mt. Constitution – the highest point in the San Juan Islands. Oh, and we showed Henry and Ruby where Kristine and I got engaged at Rosario Resort. All’s well that ends well, I guess. Hopefully the Orcas Island Vikings are a little more water resistant next weekend, when they are scheduled to play the Lobos on Lopez.

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About Tim Fry

Tim is a global communications consultant. He has a background in storytelling, opinion research, brand campaigns and product launches for clients big and small. He has been recognized with several industry awards, including Ad Age’s “40 under 40” and PR News' "15 to Watch." Tim has a bachelor of science degree in foreign service from Georgetown University. When he's not helping people tell their best stories, you're likely to find him riding his bike, kayaking or catching Dungeness Crab on Lopez Island, WA. He can be reached at tim_fry@hotmail.com.
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2 Responses to Microclimate Change

  1. kaye fry says:

    What can I say? Sorry about the cancelled game.Congratulations for “making lemonade out of sour lemons”!!!!

  2. Pingback: Los Lobos | Fry Lodge Online

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