22 April 2009

Girls weekend - Day one!

Last weekend I was able to sneak away for three days with two really good friends to Port Townsend, Washington.  We started the weekend bright and early on Friday morning, packing up the SUV and heading to the ferry.

First stop, the coffee shop!


After we had our coffees and baked goods, we headed to the ferry terminal.  



And we were off!



One place we always drive through on our way to Port Townsend is Port Gamble, a really sweet old port town with historic homes painted the most divine colors~


Can you imagine being married at this darling church?



After we dropped all of our bags (and there were a LOT of bags...) we headed into town to do a bit of shopping!  There are some fabulous shops in Port Townsend.  We often spend hours just walking around finding wonderful things to add to our collections of "stuff"...

One of my very favorite shops is Summer House.  They always have a number of french things to see, and a great selection of CDs of which I always leave with at least one!






This trip we came across a divine little lingerie shop called Slather that had some great French lingerie~




We always end up working on some project and this trip was no exception.  I learned to felt and after poking myself a number of times, am happy to say was able to figure it out well enough to occupy myself during the hours we spent at the hospital yesterday~








My very favorite shop uptown is next to the most delicious bakery/restaurant in town.  The Restaurant, Sweet Laurette's is fabulous~




They get the *very* *best* french baguette that I have ever ever had outside of France from a bakery just around the corner~



After our marvelous lunch, we walked next door to Petals, a combination florist/gift shop/garden treasure chest of goodness~

Even the building it is in is wonderful!

We were greeted at the door by these lovelies~



And found all of these marvelous goodies inside~









And as we left Petals to go walking to see some of the magnificent houses in Port Townsend, this little garden walkway bid us adieu~

17 comments:

manon 21 said...

tout cela me fait énormément envie!!


manon

jane said...

What a great tour! Thanks!

Debra said...

Thanks for taking us along. What great shops! I bet you and your friends had a best weekend- those are special!

Joyce said...

Great photos! I felt I was right there with you. Enjoy! xoxo

Queen B. said...

What a tour ! You are so lucky.
Sounds like it was soooo wonderful.
Hugs!

Sarah said...

What a great little place to visit. Looks like you had a great time.
Sarah

Kristin said...

In a word...., Delightful!

Lissa said...

I haven't been there is years! Now I want to go...

Gigi said...

It sounds like your past several days have been a roller coaster of wonderful and scary--and everything in between. Hope your family is well, and thanks for posting these pictures of your fabulous weekend! What a visual treat!
Gigi

littlebyrd said...

I felt like I got to go along with you. Beautiful pictures of a beautiful town. This looks like so much fun!! I think I need to go myself. (especially to the French lingerie store - oh la la!)

blondiensc said...

What a lovely weekend away, looks like a gorgeous place to visit~

paige said...

what a charming town & i really love how you captured some wonderful images! i especially love the ones of the lighting fixtures.
glad all is well with your little guy!
xo

apriliniowa said...

Now that reads like fun. I haven't been on a girls' trip since college!? Looks so nice. :)

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Very nice tour...Love those MAPS paper...perfect giftwrapping!...wouldn't it be nice to add a vintage compass to adorn the gift box...

Nancy said...

Oooooh, love hearing about the shopping! It looks like a lovely area. Day one was fun; looking forward to the rest of the trip!
Nancy

Linda said...

Love the photos!!
Port Gamble, love it, one of my favorite places and so is Port Townsend, sounds like fun.
Hubby and I spent a long weekend there for our last anniversary, it was great!
Linda

sherry lee said...

Most amazing photography!! You capture the spirit of a spot and of course, seeing these I say to myself "that would be a lovely spot to visit". The chamber of commerce would do well to purchase your art for their brochures!! Have you contacted them yet??????

I'm laughing at the coffee guy -- the smile on his face...too cute. He was a good sport to pose! But hey, no trip is complete without getting that coffee for the road -- it's not a road trip without it!