Vashon is full of amazing views and spots to take them in. One particular spot that everyone should visit as soon as possible is Jensen Point. A fantastic little area on the east shore of the Burton Peninsula, Jensen Point offers more than just a view. There’s a spot for kayaks or canoes to take off, a boat ramp, picnic tables, small beach for a walk and parking for you vehicle.
If you’re still asking why you should visit Jensen point, go ahead and take a look at the view
Down in the little town of Burton, right next to the coffee stand there’s a business that’s been going for around thirty five years. That business is Burton Auto. I remember as a kid our family driving through Burton and seeing the Burton Shell. My memory is hazy and not totally clear on the time line but I know there used to be a gas station there. What I’m not clear on is if it was always an auto shop. Nonetheless, they been running for thirty five years or more now and have been a strong business with a great reputation.
Burton Auto also five years ago invested in installing solar panels on their roof five years ago. You can read about it at Artisan Electric’s website. According to the page, they were the first island business to invest in solar. It’s great when our community and businesses invest in making commitments to taking care of the environment.
Vashon Island has more than once been mentioned in what could be considered “big time” news. However, it’s a pretty awesome moment when our little coffee stand gets a mention. In an article by the New York Times talking about Vashon, one of paragraphs goes into detail about the Burton Coffee Stand. You can read the article here. The entire portion is quite an honor to read given the kind words used to describe our stand. One sentence in particular that stands out, “If Kathy or the regulars see someone they don’t recognize, they’ll often sweep them right up into the conversation, as they did with me the first time I visited.” – Ethan Todras-Whitehill, New York Times March 30, 2012