January 18, 2011

Gig Harbor

Saturday morning after breakfast we threw the kiddos in the car and ventured out to explore a little more of this new place.  We headed southwest to Gig Harbor.  We crossed some amazing bridges on our journey, one of my favorite things about this place. 

Our first stop was the Harbor History Museum.  It was a small museum, but beautifully done.  It shared the history of the area, and how it had been explored and it's most early inhabitants that came from across the globe.  I was absolutely in love with all of the "old items" that had been collected. 


They had learning stations at each area, with rubbings for the kids to do, and interactive things like basket weaving, rowing your own boat, and rigging the sails on a sailboat.


They also had an amazing one room schoolhouse that had been restored, remember how much I love old things.  I was in heaven.  I love anything nostalgic.


After we were done at the museum we asked about nearby places to eat, and found ourselves at the Marketplace Deli & Grille.  The one side was completely filled with diners, so she put us on the opposite side with it's own seperate door. We had a fully enclosed room all to ourselves.  Perfect for my crazy little monkeys.  The fish 'n chips were delish, and the boys loved their "krabby patties".

After lunch we got back in the car and drove to nearby Bellingham. We drove around and looked at the city, and the homes.  We then gathered some snacks, and boarded the ferry for our return trip to Seattle.

We arrived home with still some of our Saturday left, and after getting into cozy jammies we cuddled on the couch for a family movie. 

I'm not sure what our next destination will be.  It's kid's choice so we'll see what they come up with.


  1. What a great place...love that old schoolroom!

    sandy toe

  2. so fun you are seeing everything and not putting it off! one of my companions was from gig harbor. fun to see pics of it.

  3. LOVE the new header! that picture is great! i miss that sweet family!

  4. I popped on over to your site from Ana White's...and then had to have a look around because it's such a pretty blog! I'm from Gig Harbor (but living in Hawaii at the moment) so thanks for the nostalgic pics! (I'm going to guess you went to nearby Bremerton - Bellingham is way up north near Canada). Anyway, lovely blog, lovely painter's shelf, and thanks again for the pics...I've sure been missing home!! :)


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