Bill's cousin was living in Olympia when I included the city in our route. When we found out she moved I remembered that a nice couple we met in Colorado also spend their summers here (they're on the road the rest of the year) so I kept our reservations. I figured we could see a little of a new area, and have a fun meet up with Michael and Rebecca.
Our Wednesday drive takes us into Washington, following Hwy 101 to Hwy 8, and a few miles on I-5. We arrive at Land Yacht RV Park mid-day where we back into our spot in the gravel parking lot. Spaces are defined by white lines and there is just enough room for the house and the Jeep - just. This was originally an Airstream-only park, pre-slides. The sewer connection is uphill so we don't bother, there's a dump and we're only here four nights. 30 AMP and good water pressure. Park WiFi doesn't connect, plenty of sky for satellite. It's a quiet park, close to town, and our friends' park is five-minutes away.
Rebecca invites us to their place and then dinner at their son's pub on Thursday evening. At cousin Penny's recommendation we check out nearby Boston Harbor during the day.
What a wonderful place!! Nothing more than a little marina and store/patio, and the cutest homes with beautiful gardens.
|Music jams here on the weekends too :-)|
|Small boats in a small marina.|
|The dock needs a little work - could be a sobriety test?|
|The sweetest cottage with views of the harbor. I love it!|
|Many of the gardens are terraces, giving you more to look at.|
|Not the roof of a house - its the whole house.|
|This big ship stands out among more traditional homes.|
|In, not out, got it!|
Rebecca meets us at the gate and she and Brutus lead us back to their home.
|Hard to see, but Brutus is keeping an eye on us from the back.|
We enjoy dinner and brews at West Side Tavern, a wonderful "dive" bar that their son manages. Because we're with Brutus, we have reserved seating! Everything is delicious, we'll be back!
|When you know the right |
|Wish I had the space - Rebecca's pieces are gorgeous.|
|So many textures, smells and colors.|
|Soap, not candy ;-)|
|Our lunch view.|
After enjoying our meal on the large covered deck, we relax around a nice fire pit with views of the Olympias through the trees. The more time we spend here, the more we like the idea of something similar in the future.
Saturday we get some needed errands run and other boring adult stuff. Then one more get together with our new friends at Dirty Dave's Pizza where we somehow find even more to talk about :-)) Hugs and good-byes-for-now.
|Michael, Brutus and Rebecca - thanks for such a great time!!|
Next up, we're off to the Seattle area to see our only "doesn't live in Southern California" son!