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Friday, April 20, 2012

A Day Trip to Port Townsend

The SBA and I thought it would be a great day to have a small get away! We've been working hard all week and it was to be a nice day, so away we went! We went to a small town called Port Townsend. It's a town at the far NE corner of the Olympic Peninsula. It is right on the water. It was settled in the mid 1800's but had it's hay day in the late 1800's. Originally people thought it might be one of the most important ports on the west coast but when the train did not connect it to Tacoma it sort of fell out of favor. Today it is a charming town full of great shops, galleries, and restaurants. There are two parts to the town, the lower part right on the water and the part up the hill where the lovely old houses are located.

To get there, we had to cross the Hood Canal bridge. That connects Kitsap Peninsula(where we live) to the Olympic Peninsula.

We had a great lunch at our favorite restaurant, The Stillwater Cafe.

This shows the steps to the upper part of town.

More steps to the bell tower. There are only 2 bell towers in the U.S. This used to call volunteer firemen to help at a fire.

On this blog, I'm only going to show the downtown. Uptown will be for tomorrow.

Love all the signs on this building!

A front view. I think the W&K stands for the Waterman-Kate Store.

Most corners have mini gardens.

A gallery with a sense of humor!

I love all the signs. Our son-in-law, Kevin, had a showing of his African Photos at this shop.

This part of the world LOVES its coffee!

Another little pocket park right on the main street.

This is just 1 block off the main street.

See that evil little sea gull!!!!!!

Look what he did to the SBA's Seahawk sweat shirt!!!!!
Thanks so much for taking a look. Tomorrow I'll show more of this great town.


  1. What a fun trip/day! I love that big coffee cup sign and all the architecture! Sorry about the seagull. Gross. Reminds me of the time at my son's high school graduation that a bird pooped on Rob. Yuck. Consider it good luck!

  2. i guess the gull was a fan of another team! i love these trips you post!

  3. What a quaint little town. These are just the kinds of places I love to visit. About 10 years ago Hubby and I took our RV up the coast of Oregon and Washington and B.C. We took a long time and only drove about 200 miles between stops. We'd stop for about 4-5 days at a time and really enjoyed it. It was a lovely summer. I'd love to do something like that again. Sorry about that seagull, but I did get a good laugh at his expense.