Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Catching Up

This morning we're in Forks, Washington. Yes, we're finally out of the driveway!! More on that later.

Friday we drove to Chimacum, loaded up in Mark & Dortha's Jeep and along with Jim & Ellie headed for Bainbridge Island and caught the ferry to Seattle. We had a great day of shopping and of course eating. We were on a mission to find some halibut. We've been looking while we were in Port Angeles but it was nowhere to be found. Well, we found it at Pike Place Market and bought LOTS of it. We have our supply of salmon and halibut now. We also bought some fruit and of course Rod had to buy some jam. Seems like everywhere we go Rod needs to buy either jam or hot sauce.

Ivar's has a special menu from 3:00 until 5:00 that included soup, entree and ice cream so that's where we decided to have a late lunch/early dinner. We all ended up having something different but everybody had the clam chowder. That's what Ivar's is famous for.

Labor Day was spent in Chimacum at a potluck at the Escapees park that Mark, Dortha, Jim & Ellie are staying. For $5 per person we got burgers, potato salad, carrot salad, chips and various other things. There were trays of cookies set out but some of us decided not to have any because we were told about a cafe in Chimacum that served wonderful pie. We ended up heading there after letting our dinner digest. I can't remember the last time I had a piece of coconut pie but that's what sounded really good to me. Mark, Jim and I all had the coconut, Ellie had marionberry, Dortha had chocolate and Rod had blackberry. Boy, was that pie yummy!!

The Potluck

Chimacum Cafe

Where's Ellie??

There she is!!

Rod's pie with one to go

So, on Tuesday we finally made it out of the driveway of Rod's mom's house. YAHOO!!! We're back on the road!! We decided to follow along with our friends since we've been having such a good time with them. Our drive was only one hour long!! We're now in Forks at the Forks 101 RV Park and will be here for a few days. We've already driven around so they could do the Twilight tour for their family and friends. We did this trip last year so I'm not going to write about it again. We've also been to the beach. The Pacific Ocean!! It was so nice seeing it again. We spent a little bit of time at Rialto Beach but I think we could have stayed there ALL day. The waves are so mesmerizing.

Does he look like he's losing weight??

So, today we are headed for the Hoh Rainforest. It's raining so I guess it's appropriate to go there...


Bob and Molly said...

Oh Deb, you're making me hungry! Nice blog and trip!
Safe travels and HUGS!
Molly & Bob

Jim and Dee said...

ohhhh so neat!! I can't wait to get up to that area, especially the market! I love Halibut. Thanks for the update.

LakeConroePenny,TX said...

Golly, I know you are glad to get out of that driveway! Then to be with such great company, too.
It doesn't get much better than that.
Happy Trails, and keep up with the journal, please. Penny, TX