@prouska disabled with Multiple sclerosis on dock PNW

Afternoon at Sandy Beach

When the tide is out at Illahee State Park you can head south down the beach and find a hidden gem called Sandy Beach. Sandy Like the name says it’s sandy, very sandy. Stuff like this being 5 minutes from our house is exactly why I love the PNW.

@prouska disabled with Multiple sclerosis on dock PNWThis was the spot to jump off the pier back in the day. I could’ve sworn it was a 40′ drop…

 

At 7 years old Tucker is all about climbing trees. This place has a bunch of rad fallen trees to climb.
Washington ferry passing illahee state parkPerfect spot to watch the Ferry chug by.

Wheels & Red sitting on beach

This was a perfect way to spend the evening. The wind was whipping the warm air off the water.

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The trip was awesome even though I had Tucker jump from one log to another and he slipped and got some barnacle bun on his shin. You don’t have to travel far to find adventure, it’s in your back yard.

-wheels

 

field of sea grass with lighthouse in the background

Port Townsend Adventure

Port Townsend, Washington

Port Townsend is an awesome little hippie town out on the Olympic Peninsula. We usually go up there to hit the food co-op and at least one beach. Gotta hit a beach, even for five minutes…that Puget Sound sea air is addicting. The shops downtown are a great stop as well. Something about the place draws you in.

We started the trip walking around downtown; the place is usually hopping on Saturday but it seemed extra buzzy this time.  We soon learned that the annual Strange BrewFest was happening. We headed to a few shops that we hit on the regular. One of them is Phoenix Rising — one of the largest metaphysical bookstores and shops in the country. You also can’t go wrong hitting the record store or one of the cool used book stores.

We shopped for a little bit, but the beach was calling, as it often does. PT has amazing sandy beaches. This trip we decided to go to Fort Worden State Park, which is full of army bunkers and has a cool old lighthouse. We don’t normally go all the way down to the lighthouse so this time we thought we would finally check it out.  The lighthouse is just over 100 years old. You can walk all the around the lighthouse which gives you great views of the Puget Sound and Whidbey Island. It was a beautiful day to get out and adventure. We had to take advantage of a 60 degree day in January.

Before we left we grabbed some groceries at the PT Food Co-op. I have to say that this co-op is the best one we have found; we head up to Port Townsend a couple times a month just to get awesome fresh, local and sustainable food. Even if you just want to grab lunch, the deli is top notch. After adventuring for about 4 hours it was time to head home. With so many rad people to chat with and cool things to do, leaving Port Townsend in a bad mood is nearly impossible.

car driving on Hood canal bridgeThanks to my amazing lady for taking this photo.  Don’t take photos while driving!
Brick building in downtown port townsend washingtonDowntown Port Townsend
assorted gem stones in dishesThe place with the gems and crystals in Phoenix Rising.  This store encompasses what PT is all about.  Store filled with rad giftsThis is Getables. It’s full of awesome gifts and treasures.  When we are looking for a thoughtful gift this is a great spot to check out.  man sitting with cane looking down at feetIt doesn’t take long for one of us to need a break or the restroom. In this case it was both.  With MS resting is a necessity.  PT has a perfect rest area in the public restrooms.  2 birds , 1 stone.  By this point we were all ready to hit the beach. Off to Fort Worden.
lighthouse at the beach fort wordenLighthouse on the beach at Fort Worden

climbing rocks

Climbing rocks and smelling the sea. photo by @yeahrockout

 

 

field of sea grass with lighthouse in the backgroundselfie of couple with fort worden lighthouse in backgroundGood times!