Horse and carriage rides

Published November 29, 2003 / by Steve Berentson

Shop owners grew accustomed to the clop clop of horse’s hooves Saturday as downtown shoppers were treated to free carriage rides. This holiday shopping feature, available every Saturday in December, is made possible by the Chamber of Commerce and Shell Puget Sound Refinery. The carriage leaves from the Chamber parking lot, proceeds down a brightly decorated Commercial Avenue and turns by the antique store for the return trip. It’s a wonderful holiday adventure.

About Steve Berentson
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

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