during our time staying at sequim bay state park, when we weren’t on olympic themed adventures, we spent a lot of time hanging with jenn and brandy. there was a LOT of craft time.
we heard tell of a farmers market in port townsend on wednesday nights, so on wednesday jenn and anna and i went to check it out. it was pretty awesome. i bought a bunch of great veggies at this colorful stand.
on the next day, the girls and i went on a mini adventure. some traveling friends we know through instagram are settling for a bit on whidbey island, just across the bay from port townsend. after some back and forth about logistics, we finally settled on the girls and i going over on a ferry to hang with her in coupeville for the day, where she would show us around a bit, hang with her kiddo after school, and then we would ferry back over to port townsend.
the whole ordeal of driving, parking, taking a bus to the ferry and then arriving to meet someone you’ve never seen in real life before was an adventure in itself. but i’m ahead of myself. first. the bus stop. cute travelin’ girls.
our friend (named anna) picked us up and whisked us away to tour little coupeville. we stopped in a bunch of shops and grabbed lunch at a waterfront grill, where i reluctantly kept it keto with this fab meal.
we raced over to pick up anna’s son from school, a former fellow fulltime rv family kid, which means they all instantly hit it off. it doesn’t hurt that this guy has a very outgoing and fun personality. we played on the beach a bit, before we had to load up on the ferry for home.
we had a great time meeting another rv family, always a cool experience. i hope our paths cross again…
it was finally our last day with jenn and brandy. boo. we decided to go to port townsend to do a bit of light house viewing and shopping and exploring in the historic downtown. first up. the light house.
and then this. a big cargo barge boat came passing by. and hazel asked to take a picture with it. and then smiled like this. but the real sad part of this pic is that this is the last known sighting of hazel’s bunny. well. of them together. he’s in the corner of a shot we took at a fast food place we stopped at near north cascades, which serving as the offical “last known sighting” time and place, for the criminal investigation. (we have called about 10 different places and so far, no leads.)
on our last night, anna had a sleepover with jenn and brandy, so back at our camp, we learned a new game (purchased in historic downtown port townsend). hazel picked up on it like a pro. i’m sad she’s growing up, but i’m glad we can start playing whole family games. she will be winning in no time.
and now. some photos from jenn, of the fun sleepover…
in the morning, jenn cooked anna an over easy egg, which is not in her standard chef repertoire, so she was quite proud of how it turned out, and sent me this pic. jenn and brandy are mostly vegetarian, so i provided the cooked bacon, of which brandy gladly partook in.
the next morning, we had a LONG drive, so i picked up anna early and we said our goodbyes and got on the road. we are hoping to reconnect with these fun friends sometime this winter in the warm desert…