I was surprised last week while visiting North Whidbey to catch a few frames of this strange jet flying over Troxell Road. Turns out it was an Air Force F-22 Raptor, quite distinct from the electronic warfare jets flying in and out of NAS Whidbey. The fighter jet might have been on hand for Saturday’s open house at NAS Whidbey.
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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