The Fry Family Quartet spent the entire holiday season in the Pacific Northwest – most of it on Lopez Island. This was a welcome, relaxing shift from previous years, when we found ourselves traveling long distances either right before or right after Christmas. We were lucky to have a great visit from Jim and Mary Kay, who themselves traveled long distances right before and after Christmas. The past two weeks have been full of great memories for everybody: cutting down our Lopez-grown tree, making our own ornaments, Jim’s first crabbing adventure, many amazing meals, seeing Star Wars: The Force Awakens at the Cinerama, quality time with friends, and our hike to the top of Lopez Hill today. 2016 is off to a good start. Can’t wait to see what’s in store for Fry Lodge the rest of the year.