Girls’ Day Out – Part 2

26 Apr

In my first post about the day-trip Amy and I took to Port Townsend (PT), I said I’d show you more pictures of the town itself, and how it looked from land. If you missed the first post, make sure you go back. There are some nice pics there, if I do say so myself.

The ride to PT was gorgeous. And it was beautiful sitting at the little waterfront cafe while we ate a small lunch and enjoyed an adult beverage or two. The town itself — at least the downtown area on and around Water Street — was chock-full of cool, artsy shops, interesting buildings, and other stuff that caught my eye. Plus, the weather was beautiful, even if it was a tad too much on the warm side for my taste (close to the 80s!).

The Pacific Northwest is supposed to have cooler temperatures!

Anyway… here are the images from Port Townsend I feel are worthy of sharing.

Along Water Street in Port Townsend

Along Water Street in Port Townsend

 

Along Water Street in Port Townsend

Along Water Street in Port Townsend

 

Along Water Street in Port Townsend

Along Water Street in Port Townsend

 

Along Water Street in Port Townsend

Along Water Street in Port Townsend

 

Along Water Street in Port Townsend

Along Water Street in Port Townsend

 

Marina near Point Hudson

Marina near Point Hudson

 

Marina Near Point Hudson

Marina Near Point Hudson

 

Looking out over Port Townsend Bay.

Looking out over Port Townsend Bay.

 

Pretty Waterfront

Pretty Waterfront

 

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Starfish!

 

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Otter Log on shore of Port Townsend Bay

There were lots of other cool buildings in town, too. Some with what Fuzzy refers to as ghost ads.

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Along Water Street in Port Townsend

 

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Taylor Street at Water Street

 

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Close-up of sign (Taylor Street at Water Street)

 

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Heading toward funky-cool antique shop on Taylor Street.

 

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As seen from just inside doorway of funky-cool antique shop on Taylor Street.

 

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On side of building along Water Street (between Quincy and Taylor).

 

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On side of building along Water Street (between Quincy and Taylor).

 

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The Bishop Victorian Hotel on Washington Street

 

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Old garage on Washington Street.

 

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Part of Pope Marine Park on Water Street.

Amy and I both thoroughly enjoyed our girls’ day out, but we both wished that Shannon could have been there, too.

Moms and adult daughters should hang out more often, when you can be friends and don’t have to act like a parent. It’s sooooo much more relaxing and rewarding.

Shannon and Amy both turned into lovely young women. They are awesome daughters and all-around nice people, too. Most days. LOL.

We all had our ups and downs when they were younger — parenting is HARD work — but I don’t regret any of it. Well, I do regret some parts. In hindsight, I could have been a much better parent, but I was young and growing, too.

I am a very lucky lady. Any woman would be proud to be a parent of these two now-grown kids. Hubby and I really have been blessed.

9 thoughts on “Girls’ Day Out – Part 2

  1. Parenting is hard work, but it’s potentially the very best thing we do with our lives in terms of commiments to humanity.

    It’s tough when the kids live far away.

    • David, so true! I know you know how hard it is when kids move far away. It also takes strength to let them do that without making too much fuss. 🙂

  2. I’m sorry we couldn’t stay! It sounds like I would have enjoyed the PT girl’s day, too, and I’m sure Chris would have liked the car museum with the guys.

    Remember how much fun TTT used to be? And remember that one time we did it long distance when I was traveling? Where was I? Egypt, maybe?

    • Of course I remember TTT! I forgot about doing it while you were traveling. Maybe we should do sTTT. That’s TTT by Skype!

      • It would definitely be worth giving it a try. May’s TTT is on the 19th and we’ll be in Croatia, so that might be difficult, but maybe we could try in June?

  3. While the building and canning jar armor on the dress are quite cool, the marina shots were my favorite.

    We’v never been to Port Townsend, but have heard from others it is a nice place to visit.

  4. Lovely photos, and we are definitely adding Port Townsend to our list to visit. I agree, it should be cool there in the PNW, but I am afraid that El Nino is going to make it a hot, miserable year everywhere. 🙁

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