Monica and Jacoba made their first visit to San Juan Island in 1990. On the ferry ride from Anacortes, they were enchanted by the breathtaking scenery; a sense of timelessness seemed to descend. With the arrival in Friday Harbor came the realization of being on an island — a sanctuary. As is the case with many who spend time on the island, they felt embraced by the sheer simplicity and the quality of life.
In 1992 an opportunity arose for them to move to San Juan Island. Since their relocation and assimilation as islanders, they have enjoyed the sense of community and peaceful security, the excellent schools, and moderate climate the San Juan Islands afford.