Friday, January 23, 2009

Yet another spur of the moment vacation

Monday the kids were out of school and I was going totally bunk house (translation: crazy from being stuck inside) so I concocted a plan. I found this great 10X7 foot area rug on Craigslist for only $50 but it was way the heck out in Lakebay (tim buck too). I decided if I was going to drive an hour up the Olympic Peninsula then I may as well keep going and head up to Port Townsend. It was only another hour and half so why not? You all know Alan's up for anything so he told me to go for it and he would meet us there when he got off work. So I hurried about throwing clothes, and food and dog stuff together so we could get out of the wretched house as soon as possible. I was ready to go within an hour of making the decision. Off we went, 4 kids a dog and me! I know your thinking I'm crazy right now and your probably right. I will admit that I forgot clean underwear for Alan, socks for everyone and a few toothbrushes were left behind. But seriously, it was only 2.5 days, who needs to be hygienic all the time?
I didn't even pre book a hotel, I just drove up there and picked one. It wasn't actually a hotel though, it was more of the motel variety. A motel is your only option when you have 4 kids and a dog in tow. Aside from the 2 worst nights sleep I've ever had it was nice to get away from home and not worry about doing laundry or cooking. The kids got to watch cable, swim in the indoor pool and eat junk, it was like heaven. As for Port Townsend...boring! It's a cute little town but it was totally shrouded in fog and it was 35 degrees out. Half the shops were closed down because it's winter (what kind of crazy tourist would visit in the middle of the week in January anywhy?!?). I took almost no pictures but here's the few I did get.

No, this is not our Motel! It's a bunker at Fort Warden.

And...I found this one on the internet. This is what Port Townsend could look like if you choose to visit any other time than the middle of January!


Brenda said...

At least you guys got some family time together. And I'm sure your puppy enjoyed it! :) He's so stinkin' cute.

Jeannie & Norman said...

Did you get the rug? Loved the pics. And the info in the tag below.

Love, Mom

Amy said...

i love the bunkers - great picture taking spot. We used to go up there all the time when I was younger.