When I'm delving into my creativity, holed up for hours at my desk, with the voices of my favorite creatures bantering in my head, at times I forget to get up and stretch my legs. When I finally take notice, I saunter down a country road toward the heart of town in Vashon. There are a few little boutiques, cafes, eateries, and such, but the go-to place for me will always be The Vashon Pharmacy.
VP isn't what its name implies. One might believe that VP is a supplier of headache meds, cough syrup, and the occasional sleeping aid. While VP does supply these things, they have proven to be motley establishment. Vashon Pharmacy is a sweet, cozy, country store that sells local wares, clothing, toys, books, kitchenware. They have a few blokes who will put in a new watch battery and size your watch for free. In fact, the vibe hearkens to a better time, when local stores drew in the community, and the owners knew the customer's names. I feel like I've walked into a scene from Little House on the Prairie or Anne of Green Gables (just on a grander scale) when I visit VP.
This last visit, I was able to visit with one of the owners, and after sampling a piece of delectable home-made dark chocolate, they decided to add Hoagie & Katie to their book collection! I was floored when they offered to buy six copies right off the bat! Hoagie & Katie...coming soon to your friendly, neighborhood, country store!