Sunday, October 7, 2007

Port Townsend

After the retreat, I drove to Port Townsend, WA. It's a quaint little seaside town with many Victorian homes, and great little shops along the waterfront. I spent the afternoon going in and out of all the little shops, which is easy to do when you know you won't buy anything (having such a packed car is coming in handy!). Then I took some time driving around to see all the great architecture of the houses. Many of them are pretty amazing!

I checked into The Tides Inn on the waterfront, and found this view from my balcony:

(You know my love of sepia tones!)

I felt like I made the right hotel choice! When I looked a little later, here's what I saw:

Sunsets are one of my favorite things! They always look prettier with clouds, and here in WA there is no lack of clouds! In this next picture, you'll see my hotel. I was taking the pictures from a balcony similar to what you see.

At the back side of the hotel I saw this lighthouse (another love of mine) and thought the lighting behind it was pretty amazing.

Well, I had no idea what was to come! This one is a little blurry because of how windy it got. My hand couldn't stay still!

I'm going to take off in the morning for Olympic National Park, so more pictures to follow! I'm hoping to stay at Lake Cresent Lodge tomorrow night and Kalaloch Lodge on Tuesday night. Most places are getting better with having wi-fi, so I hope to update each day, but maybe I'll just be so busy I'll crash into bed each night!


Candis Berge said...

That last picture is amazing! (The others are beautiful too..)

So, is there a job you have to do out there or can you just travel?

Just kidding.......

I love your blog!

doug&margarethe said...

Beautiful area! Thanks for the photos. Sounds like a fun place to visit doing all the things I also enjoy!! Have fun exploring.
Love, Mom

Henrik and Carrie said...


Alison said...

Kari! You are so lucky to be able to do all this visiting and traveling while you are doing your job. What a blessing!
What an added bonus that you have friends in EVERY part of the country!
Continue to explore and thanks for sharing it all with us! Absolutely beautiful!

Jim and Marilyn said...

It is so much fun to keep up on the adventures of KJ! Looks like you are maximizing your travels!

Brooke said...

How fun to take advantage of all the great sights to see when your there! I feel like I'm right there with you! I agree with Candis - are you working?? Hmmm!

timmyjimi said...

Kari, thanks for the photos. Glad you're enjoying your trip. I'm going to be over in the Seattle area between the 21st and the 29th before I fly out. Would love to get together.