Seniors Jump From the East to West Coast

This senior likes to investigate towns with unusual names… like Islip and Snohomish.  Fascinating sounding names, both of them, thus this article. Islip is one of ten towns in Suffolk County, New York. Located on the south shore of Long Island, the town population was 335,543 at the 2010 census. Across the country to the state of Washington, we find Snohomish whose population is around 9,098.

Seniors Look at Islip…

Good old Mapquest locates the Town of Islip for us . The Bay Shore Marina seems to be a hotspot that comes up whenever Islip is mentioned. There’s always good news to be found by Newsday.

All around Islip and NY State senior visitors will find plenty to see and do. Trip Adviser can plan a super vacation. This Guide will fill in your itinerary with fun activities. The Sunken Forest is highly popular as well as the Boulton Center in Bay Shore, a nearby hamlet. Situated on the south shore of Long Island, Islip adjoins the Great South Bay. My oldest daughter used to be somewhat of a “light-house nut” and the Fire Island Lighthouse is one that she would certainly visit.

On to Snohomish

Snohomish, Washington prides itself for its historical downtown, and was once known as the “Antique Capital of the Northwest.”  It’s not that far from Seattle and Fodor’s will help you find some of those 400 stores, shops and vendors selling old treasures. It is architecture that makes Snohomish stand out from the surrounding communities.

The “Official Town Site“has lots of pertinent information for senior visitors. The town was originally known as Cadyville, and changed its name to Snohomish City in 1871. The name Snohomish is taken from the name of the dominant local Native American tribe “sdoh-doh-hohbsh“.

Snohomish (sno-HOH’-mish) County is located in northwest Washington State, nestled between the sparkling blue waters of Puget Sound and the rugged, snow-capped peaks of the Cascade Mountains.  The heart and soul of the City of Snohomish, Washington is nestled in the lush Snohomish River Valley, a showcase of breathtaking  Washington State grandeur.

In Snohomish they claim to have “the best coffee west of Italy”,  so senior coffee drinkers, be sure to check that out. All year-round there seems to be plenty to keep visitors busy. You will want to appease your appetite at The Hungary Pelican. And The Farmer’s Market draws in the locals en masse. The Brewfest takes in their share as well.

I was wooed by Islip and the Best of Snohomish.  So mark these towns on your US map and when you are in the northwest, or northeast, you can take that side trip to Islip or Snohomish.  Enjoy both.  jeb

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