Scheduled getaways are a sanity saver when your house is a mess. If you are planning to move, I highly suggest scheduling one in advance! Matt and I took this weekend to take two days in Port Townsend and leave the mess in our house on hold. Saturday morning we jumped on the ferry and played Blockus to pass the time on the 30 minute passage. We made it to Port Townsend by 10:30, perfect timing to wander around and then go have lunch and a massive sundae at Don’s Pharmacy (the soda fountain in the back in AMAZING!). Matt had never been there, and so I introduced him to the mega sundae. I usually split a child sized one with someone and we can barely finish it. We shared the full size one and were stuffed by the end. Next time child size it is! These are huge sundaes. We got some compliments from other patrons for finishing it!
In the afternoon we wandered around Fort Worden. This is a truly magical place that we love. We got to see some buildings we had not been in before and so that was pretty cool.
After the fort we went back to town, still too full to think about pizza. We opted to see a movie at the historic Rose Theatre to work up an appetite. We saw a horrible movie (I almost left it was so bad) but then went to dance on the boardwalk and then split a pizza at Waterfront Pizza. We stayed Saturday night at the Inn at Port Hadlock, a favorite hidden spot of ours. We watched a movie and snacked on chocolate covered pretzels. It is fun to have a night away from home.
In the morning we took the Port Townsend ferry over to Whidbey Island and explored Fort Casey. We had a picnic up on top of the bluff overlooking the water and it was a stunning view. Sunny and warm…it was perfect. From there we drove to Deception Pass (Matt had never been) and then back down to Seattle.
Amazingly we found the energy to do some major unpacking when we got home, and actually can almost see the floor in the living room now!!! I did 4 loads of laundry and we got some things organized. It is starting to feel like home…and it was good to be home.