Gig Harbor – A Relaxing Day

There are so many wonderful places to visit in the Pacific Northwest, but one of our favorites is Gig Harbor, Washington. During a heavy storm in 1840, Captain Charles Wilkes brought his small boat (a gig) into the harbor for protection. Later, with the publication of Wilkes 1841 Map of the Oregon Territory, he named the sheltered bay Gig Harbor. Today the little town of is a popular tourist attraction with cute shops and restaurants. We actually have friends that live right on the water overlooking the harbor. The picture below is the view from their deck. We spent a Click Here To Read Full Post →

Sumner, Washington Shopping

One thing I like about living in Washington is all the small, quaint towns, especially Sumner, which is only about 10 minutes from where I live. My husband and I enjoy driving over and looking through the antique and gift shops and then stopping for lunch at the cute little cafe in town. I thought you might enjoy seeing a few pictures I took the last time we were over there. Now that I think about it, we are due for another trip over there. I’m looking for a couple of small arm chairs to add to the living room Click Here To Read Full Post →