A short trip to Port Townsend
I’ve been wanting to see a little bit more of the area. My friend told me that Port Townsend was a nice little town, so over the Thanksgiving weekend we did a day trip there.
It’s about 80 miles once we get off the ferry, so it wasn’t a bad drive at all. It was actually very nice to be off the confines of the island, and just drive. We stopped in Port Orchard on the way, and we are planning on going there again and spending more time.
We had lunch in Port Townsend at an amazing Thai restaurant, then we wandered in the historic downtown for a little while. It was cold and windy, so our wanderings din’t last too long. I love the old buildings in the town though. There are a few of these corner buildings. I love corner buildings, why can’t they build like that still?
Architecture back in the day was so artistic. Love it.
And the original street art. Advertising.
There is a wonderful store just before you get into Port Townsend. They sell vintage lighting, hardware, and some furniture. I LOVE vintage lighting. Again, they really knew how to make things beautiful back in the day.
There was so much to see. Upstairs they have a room that is an antique lighting museum. There were some great art nouveau fixtures. Sadly, and oddly, the lighting wasn’t good so I couldn’t get any good photos.
On the way back home we had to stop at this barn. I saw it when we were driving there, but we couldn’t stop. It looks like a Dr. Suess barn to me. I imagine that stuff just rots away from all the moisture here.
It was a nice drive, and a nice day.
I also got the little boxes with sea glass, done for my nieces. I painted the boxes and then attached the shells and glass. I was going to grout in between, but I think it’s actually better without. And not as heavy.
I think they’ll like them.
I still have some framed photos available in my Etsy shop. Photos on old corrugated metal, painted frames, and wood frames. They are all 8 x 10 and ready to hang. Perfect for gifts. Use the coupon code FIVEBUCKSOFF to get $5 off any framed print.