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 →