A beautiful City
Trip Start May 02, 2012
64Trip End Jul 31, 2014
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Where I stayed
Saltwater State Park
I found boots at last as my feet have been so cold and I can't tell you how difficult it is to find boots with summer( is there ever summer in Washington?) coming up. So my boot choice was very limited... eventually got some waterproof/ fur -lined ones that look something like what a lumberjack's moll would wear.... However I haven't worn them yet as I foolishly expect the sun to come out every day!!
Our campsite in the Saltwater State Park was very pretty, next to a little stream, but no hook-ups... (to the non- campers this means that we didn't have either electricity or water). And it is just near the SEATAC airport.. Fortunately the planes stopped during the night... The shower was on the blink, and it rained through the night... But I wasn't sleepless!! It was one of the "true" campsites because people sat outside with fires going and talked, and children rode their scooters, and one couple took their 2 cats for a walk in special cat rucksack things!!! So we quite liked the break from RV campers.... And it was a pretty place to be close within a city. We are generally trying to avoid the big cities...
We left this morning again in the rain, and made for Port Angeles. Our plan is to
explore the Olympic Peninsula, take a ferry back into Seattle, from Bainbridge Island, to try to meet up with another nephew, Jamie Macpherson, and then maybe go across to Vancouver Island by ferry. We had yet another picturesque drive along the Hood Canal, with little houses perched between the road and the water. Amazingly enough we have seen quite a few Drive-Ins. ..(thought that was a movie tradition long past... Don't think my children have ever been to a drive-in... ag plees daddy..)
Cars are streaming back from their Memorial weekend break - glad that we are going in the opposite direction. It is illegal ( not just thoughtless!) to let more than 5 cars build up behind you on the road..... ! Special places to pull over to let others pass.
Went into a Art Gallery specializing in S'Klallan tribal art. Loved their simplicity of colors... Mainly turquoise/blue, black, white, reddy brown and grey.. But quite pricey..