Port Townsend, Washington ~


On Saturday Dear and I left very early from our house to catch a 5:35 a.m. ferry from Edmonds, Washington across the Sound to Kingston.


After disembarking the ferry we had an hour drive to our destination. We arrived in Port Townsend a little before 7 a.m. with time to kill before breakfast.  Besides Dear and I, the only things out and about were these other kinds of deer.


We found the Blue Moose Cafe and then headed out to the downtown area of Port Townsend to get the lay of the land. Dear was a little concerned about the off the beaten path location and looks of the cafe but I had read good reviews about the place and wasn’t deterred by other cafes that opened a little earlier. When we finally got back to the cafe and had our seats and food in front of us we both knew we had made the right choice.


After breakfast which was still very early we toured the town and enjoyed many beautiful gardens, Victorian Homes, and other great old houses and churches. This Bell Tower is the only known Tower of its kind in the United States.


Our next stop was the Farmer’s market which didn’t open until 9:00. I so enjoyed watching this little foursome of girls at the Pane d’Amore booth. Who could resist giving them a free bun. The pear flaky pastry treat I bought for myself was amazing. Dear had an almond croissant. We stopped at this fun coffee stand and got a rich cup of coffee to go with our sweets.

I’ll share the homes, gardens, and churches we saw on another day. On our way back to the ferry landing we stopped at some garage sales and happened upon this Civil War Enactment in Port Gamble. I had to zoom way in from the road to get any photos as parking and the entry fee were too much to spend for a couple photos…


Our good times continued into Sunday. We started Sunday off at church this morning with a study on Wisdom vs. Folly.  After church, Josh and Laura came over for Dear’s Swedish Pancakes before Josh, Laura and I headed out to the Sounder’s Soccer game at 1:00. Our team won which is always a treat. When we got back home we all decided to end the day with Dear at our local Mexican Restaurant for dinner. A good day all the way around. Oh, did I mention the sun was shining all day long!? Another great reason to celebrate!

Thanks for stopping by here…

I’m linking to Mosaic Monday hosted by Mary at Little Red House!

Photobucket replaced all my photos with blurred out versions and they are holding my photos hostage until I pay them lots of money. I’m slowly going through all my posts and trying to clean them up and replacing some photos. Such a bother.

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

19 thoughts on “Port Townsend, Washington ~

  1. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Great photos of the trip. Thanks for sharing with us. Take care and enjoy your week.

  2. Lovely kind of weekend day, the kind we could only dream about when our nests were full and weekends meant kid activities.
    You made my mouth water looking at that pear pastry. Yummy….

  3. What a great way to spend the weekend, We’ve often talked about going over to Port Townsend – now I know we’d have to get there early!

  4. OH it looks like the most wonderful way to spend your weekend. We’ve been in Port Townsend several times and always enjoy seeing that quarint town with it’s unique shops. I’d love to see the farmers market someday.

  5. That brought back memories…of our visit to Port Townsend a few years back. Neat little place! As for the Blue Moose Cafe…we have one of those near by as well. Ours is a lovely little ‘coffeehouse’ that features wonderful live music on occasion. Sounds like your weekend was well spent!

  6. Wow, a great week-end to be in Port Townsend! It looks like you had a great time. I’m getting the wanderlust from blog reading this morning!

    Have you seen the new ferry, Kennewick, yet?

    • LaTeaDah, I haven’t seen the Kennewick yet. I’ll keep my eye out :0)

      Pondside, If you want to spend time with deer and not people get there early. If you are interested in shops being open, etc., you can aim to get there later in the morning.

  7. Sounds like you had a busy and fun day. Love the photos.
    I have been that ferry to my SIL house. I have fun just riding the ferries. Have a great week!

  8. No better way than to spend time with your dear and notice the wonderful 4-legged creatures around you…Suddenly you begin to appreciate the real DEAR!
    Looks like you had a great fun filled weekend with your family.

  9. I so enjoyed this little peek into your day. Your researching always finds you at the most interesting little places. You and Scot would be a real team at looking into fun places to stop…..sights to see, places to eat. I think we will have to meet up with you one of these days and take in some sights and eats.

  10. Pingback: InSPIREd Sunday ~Port Townsend | The Happy Wonderer ~ ellen b.

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