Thanksgiving in Washington State
Trip Start Nov 04, 2012
12Trip End Jan 02, 2013
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Rolled the bags a few blocks in icy temperatures through Seattle streets to the ferry dock and boarded for Bainbridge Island.
Jane and Stan collected us and took us to a cosy cafe/bakery for a latte before heading to their exceptionally positioned place on the waters edge of Puget Sound.
Cooking for Thanksgiving was in serious progress - Pumpkin Pies, Apple/Sour Cream Pies, Turkey etc etc.
Thursday we headed to their friends, Rick and Maureen's for a very formal Thanksgiving meal.
Saturday was Christmas Tree Hunting in the Olympic Mountains - a real experience! Left at 9am and didn't return till 6pm. Lots of decisions about roads to take, sizes to choose, shapes etc.
We were victorious with 3 huge trees on 3 SUVs. Now to decorate - B
Our last day on Bainbridge Island was another glorious day with clear views of the snow-capped Olympic Mountains across Puget Sound. Must be tough for Jane and Stan to wake up to that every day! The day included a walk through Poulsbo, a beautiful waterfront village with a proud Viking heritage. Stan and I set up the xmas tree ready for Jane's incredible assortment of decorations and in the evening we celebrated with eggnog and pastries at Sandy's stunning western red cedar log mansion, another incredible waterfront on Puget Sound. Many thanks to Jane and Stan for their time and generous hospitality on Bainbridge Island and cementing a friendship founded in a wild bus ride in Genoa Italy over four years ago. - M