Saturday, March 20, 2010

Girlfriend Getaway Part 2

Continuing our mini-roadtrip, we woke up the following morning at the Blue Gull B&B in Port Townsend, to be greeted by this amazing breakfast--scones with jam, quiche, potatoes, sausages, and fruit.
We lingered over breakfast, visiting with the other guests--a young couple from our hometown of Abbotsford, BC, and another couple from Victoria, BC. Maybe next time, it will be warm enough to enjoy the Blue Gull's cozy front porch.
Port Townsend is full of historic homes. I think this one is for sale!

The deer were making themselves at home on this yard.

Some of the buildings on Port Townsend's Water Street.

After spending the morning in the shops, we headed to Poulsbo, a town with Scandinavian origins. This magnolia tree was in full bloom.
Then, we took the ferry across to the mainland, north of Seattle to Snohomish, with its country stores.
I'll be doing a book-signing at "The Speckled Hen" in September.

We spent our second night at the Cadyville Carriage House, where we had a little self-contained suite, all to ourselves.

The next morning, it was time to head home. I took this picture at a rest stop to give you an idea of the size of trees that used to grow in the Pacific Northwest. This western red cedar was over 1000 years old, when it was destroyed by fire.
A great getaway, but as always, it's good to come home!

1 comment:

  1. What a neat town, love old homes like that. We do have a lot of them in my area. Sounds like you had fun and beautiful sights.