Saturday, December 10, 2011

North to Washington!

Jim and I left home yesterday morning for a little birthday get-a-way, Christmas shopping, and seeing some dear friends. We're staying in Poulsbo WA again~ such a cute town and nestled in a beautiful part of the Northwest.
Today was spent in Port Gamble...the most quaint little town that was a company town and is actually still owned and maintained by the Pope and Talbot company. It has the feel and look of a little New England village as the original people who built it were from the east. It's no longer a working lumber community. Here we are in the General Store...a great place to eat and shop.

We enjoyed the wine tasting with this delightful man! He did such a great job. The dessert wine was just unbelievable.

Jolly Old St Nick was seeing the children in a wonderful Victorian home. The house is empty and last summer we peeked in the windows, but couldn't go into it. We went in today and had a chance to look around. The little ones were making gingerbread houses, ornaments for feeding the birds and some enjoying other things set up for the children.

We enjoyed a delightful chat with Jean who was spinning in the weaver's shop. She had the best stories and was willing to share them with the two of us. I just love to watch people peaceful.

One of the most charming businesses is the Tea Shoppe! It was all decorated and Jim had a cocoa.

There was even a bag pipe player...oh, love to hear the pipes!

 We stayed for the tree lightening at 5 PM. The weather was good-no rain but chilly!

Loved the Tea Shoppe at night!

We had such a fantastic day! This sure has been quite the birthday!
More fun tomorrow with a visit to Clarice's and Angie's.


Angie said...

Yay! You're here! Glad you saw Port Gamble today. It's so charming! Looking forward to seeing you two tomorrow!

Antiques And Teacups said...

How fun! We are planning a trip over to Port Gamble next's a Christmas tradition for us, but we sure miss the antique shop. Will be having something at the tea room for sure!

Lisa Boyer Miller said...

Linda & Jim,
How much fun!! I just love your blog and sharing of photos. You are amazing. I would love to take a trip there after seeing what you posted. I hope you've had a wonderful birthday and I look forward to some belated celebrating with you in January.