Kathie and Bob were here for 4 days. We enjoyed walks into town and along the beach, and just sitting out catching up and enjoying the scenery. They have a couple of months in between camp hosting jobs and we were honored to be on their itinerary. They also visited us in the Anza Borrego Desert last winter. Though we met very briefly a few years back, we really connected on Facebook and blogging.
Port Townsend is... the historic Rose Theatre, a legend in this town. After a great movie, Safety Not Guaranteed, we could not resist a stop at Elevated Ice Cream, another local hangout. My personal favorite is Swiss orange chocolate chip in a waffle cone!
Port Townsend is... the Jefferson County seat with its stunning Courthouse reigning high atop an uptown hill, the clock tower measuring over 124 feet tall.
Returning on my walk you get an overview from the top of the hill looking out over the ferry terminal with cars lining up for the trip to Whidbey Island. We'll be taking the motorhome and jeep when we leave here on Monday for Anacortes. The cost for both vehicles is charged by the foot and our combined length of 48' runs about $55.
Port Townsend is...a downtown that reflects its history. Featured here is one of the old bank buildings converted into street level shops and restaurants with apartments, offices, or hotel rooms above. We are now at the height of the tourist season, and No Vacancy signs prevail.
Located at the north end of the Marina's facilities is the Commander's Beach House B & B. Its beautiful gardens in the foreground, sailboat masts rising behind, with a glimpse of uptown high on a hill in the distance, paints a pretty good picture....
Port Townsend is...an early evening parade, a perfect two-week destination, a location guaranteed to make new acquaintances and entice friends and family to visit, a sailor's paradise, a romantic setting...Oh, yes it is!