LaConner is a tiny (under 8000 people) town nestled on the Swinomish Channel that exudes charm and hospitality. A huge marina houses hundreds of yachts and the harbor is home to working fishing boats. The town was originally a trading post founded after the Civil War in 1867 and renamed by John S. Conner who took over the Post Office in 1869. The LA are his deceased wife’s initials (Louisa Ann). We enjoyed walking through the town and visiting its art galleries. In fact, if I had $3000 on me during one of my walks, I would have picked up a great glass sculpture. But, alas, I never carry any money with me–just a compass and a bottle of water.