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The first weekend of May, my friends and I got together for a “Girl’s Weekend”. This started out as a once a year thing, until it became twice a year, and now it’s every three months. We usually go to a cabin in La Conner. This time, we thought we would try something new.
We arrived Friday evening, a few minutes past 9. We checked in at the gate. Since the Rangers were gone for the night, there were clear signs where to get our keys, the map and the rental agreement. Instructions were long (Too long to read for a Friday night in the rain). In trying to find a parking spot near enough to the cabin (Since we always bring the entire house), we found out that parking is far.
The rebels that we were, we drove all the way down near our lodging, put the road cones to the side to get through and giggled our way to our site as we unpacked the vehicle. Once we were done, we parked way up there and made sure we put the cones back in fear of leaving any evidence it was ever tampered with. To make a long story short, we were not supposed to do that. Shuttles are available to take you to and from where you parked or there were wagons available to pile your stuff in and haul. So lesson # 1, get there on time to be able to take advantage of these services. We should have waited until morning to unpack the rest but we didn’t know any better. Lesson # 2, not a good place for “Girl’s weekend” because you need a dude to haul all this stuff we had to bring.
The place is beautiful, great views and great for day trips (Just my opinion). But if you like to bring too much for weekend getaways… this is not the place for you unless you can minimize your luggage to the very bare minimum. Toothbrush, underwear (1 for every other day you’re there), Granola bars (2 for every meal during your stay), Hot dog pack, buns and little fast food condiment packets. Don’t forget your water. If you come with your burly man… then pack as much as you can.
Likes: Absolutely the view and wild life, convenience of our own toilet in the cabin, refrigerator, microwave and sink in the kitchen.
Dislikes: Some of the rangers were mean that weekend, the logistics of unloading your stuff is very inconvenient, there are no pots & pans and kitchen essentials.
We would probably go back for the day, I hear they have boating events there, and I may look into that. To stay overnight, I’m not sure. There are bungalows I’d like to try out, but our last experience (As much fun as I had with the girls) had a sad ending because we were yelled at for parking in the wrong place, as we were packing up to go. I guess we parked in the volunteer’s spot, while we thought we got lucky to find one so close to the cabin. Any ways, they could have been nicer about our faux pas. One thing is for sure, we will be going to La Conner for girl’s weekend from now on.