Hey Again, Y’all! I’ve been working like crazy, but I’m finally getting around to posting the second part of our recent(ish) trip to Washington. And let me just say, what is better than sitting on the couch in your PJ’s on a weekend morning – house quiet, coffee in hand – looking through pictures of fun memories? Perfect morning, I’d say! Now, on to Part II!
After we left Lake Quinault Lodge, we stopped at several beaches along the north-west coast of Washington. Growing up in Florida and now living in Texas, I had actually never seen the Pacific coast before! So different than the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico, but amazingly gorgeous. We spent several hours just wandering around, jumping from rock to rock, and looking at all the sea life.
When we got back to Port Ludlow, we spent a couple more days relaxing on the porch, wandering around Port Townsend, and stuffing our faces with Dungeness crab. We also visited one of the awesome local farmers’ markets. I’ve got to say that second only to the cool weather and mountains, my favorite thing about Washington is the farmers’ markets. The fresh, local, organic food; the sense of community and self sustainability; the creativity and ingenuity of small, independent businesses. I love it all.
In addition to the yummy food we bought, I picked up some handmade jewelry, lavender scented goats’ milk soaps, and a little ceramic banana slug (a rain forest souvenir).
Love our Washington trips, and can’t wait to go again next year! Thanks, Mimi and Jay, for the hospitality!