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Jun 29, 2014 - Checking out Bainbridge Island

We are up and going by 9 AM and head to a local restaurant for breakfast. A couple with help from two others are running the restaurant, and as we sat eating it filled completely up, seems to be fairly popular. We enjoyed our breakfast and then drove to the old town center of Poulsbo, which was mainly of Norwegian descent. Many of the buildings were built to look like they came from Norway. Nice interesting town with some different types of shops interspersed with the souvenir shops. I found a nice bakery, but they had already sold out of...

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Jun 28, 2014 - Poulsbo

Up early again for this is another driving day. We get breakfast and then get all packed up and closed up. Today we are moving to Poulsbo, WA. It was a 2 hour drive and an easy trip. We got here and set up by 1 PM and Charlotte was back to work for the day. I decided to go see the Naval Undersea Museum which covers submarines, divers, torpedoes and deep submergence vehicles. A very interesting museum. I then ran over to the commissary at Bangor Submarine Base to pick up a few items, and then returned to the RV. Charlotte was just finishing...

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Jun 28, 2014 - Poulsbo, WA.

Poulsbo's nickname is "Little Norway on the Fjord" and has worked to maintain it's Scandinavian heritage. It is located on the Kitsap Peninsula looking out at Liberty Bay. We are staying at Eagle Tree RV park. There are not a lot of options for RV'ers in this area. The park is tight with the big rigs parked very close to each other. We were lucky to get a spot with a small yard in front. We have all the amenities we need and will be staying here for 4 nights. Friday night we visited our friends Darrell and Diane on Bainbridge Island. The...

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Jul 1, 2013 - Happy Canada Day

Happy Canada Day!! This morning we drove into Poulsbo and did some wandering around. The village is modeled after a Norwegian fishing village. OK, but nothing to write home about. Almost like the town was trying too hard. Then drove to the ferry and headed to Seattle. I grabbed a pannini before boarding the ferry and Marilyn waited until Seattle and got more deep fried oysters at Ivar's. We headed to the business district to catch the monorail that would take us to Seattle Center. Wandered around for a bit taking in the park and then caught...

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Jun 30, 2013 - Mariners vs Cubs (Clam Chowder and Garlic Fries)

Another beautiful morning. We are getting lucky with the weather. Warm yesterday but still a cool breeze on the water and close to the waterfront. Caught the 10:35 ferry again and this time the sky was clear so Mt. Rainier and Mt. Baker were visible. Beautiful. A light haze on the lower slopes. Hope the pictures turn out. We are off to the Mariners game. (baseball) Off the ferry and walked to Safeco Park. It's a easy 15-20 walk along the waterfront. Had to cut up a couple of streets as the whole waterfront area is under construction. The...

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Jun 29, 2013 - Pike Place Market and Harbour Tour

Look out Seattle! Started the day with breakfast at The Madison Diner in Bainbridge. Beautiful silver exterior shaped like a railway car. Shared the breakfast grilled cheese then drove 2 minutes to the ferry dock. Parked our truck and waited for the ferry. The ferries are run by the state and are very reasonable. Marilyn and I paid the Senior's Rate of $3.85 each for a return trip. You can't beat that. Parking was more expensive. $11 for the day. Boarded the ferry at 10:30 AM and got a seat on the third level so we could see the city as we...

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Jun 28, 2013 - Seattle

No rain again this morning. Left the state park and headed inland toward Seattle. Beautiful drive through the Willapa Valley following the river. All the rivers here seem to be affected by the tides, even inland from the ocean. Seeing more and more water as we get closer to Seattle. We arrived at Eagle Tree RV Park just north of Bainbridge Island close to Poulsbo, WA. We were surprised. Expecting a parking lot situation but it's a beautiful small campground with lots of trees. Some spaces are tight together but we ended up on a great space...

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Jul 16, 2012 - Olympic Moments

The state of Washington is full of beauty. I love the gigantic trees, trails and waterways. Olympic National Park provides many opportunities to get out and explore. During our stay, Sam decided to work toward earning his Junior Ranger pin for Olympic National Park. This is accomplished through completing a number of activities in a booklet designed by the park rangers. These activities sometimes include writing down plant and animal species while hiking, or learning about water conservation and recycling. He was also required to attend a...

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Jul 15, 2012 - Poulsbo, WA

We had a very short travel day today, we only moved about 50 miles to Poulsbo, WA. We will be staying here for a few days before moving on to Idaho. We wanted to be closer to Seattle to take Vickie and Sammy back to the airport. We all enjoyed shopping in Poulsbo today, our favorite place in town is the famous Sluys Bakery. Sammy had a hard time deciding which treats to buy. :-) We will be doing a lot of exploring in the Seattle area this week. Check back later for more from Washington.

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Jul 10, 2012 - Poulsbo, WA

We are west of Seattle. Lots of water and mountains. Our campground is outside a very sweet town called Poulsbo. Charles' Navy buddy John Olson and his wife Lisa liver here. John is a fellow traveler. He recreated John Steinbeck's 1960 American Road Trip a few years ago and wrote a book about his adventures called "Down John's Road". My book collection is growing. I thought I would do a lot more reading than I have. John introduced us to Sequim (pronounced Sqwim).

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Jul 31, 2011 - Washington State

After an overnight stop at Wolf Lodge RV Park in Idaho, we made it to Poulsbo, Washington on July 27th (a day early). Saturday I went to a regional Swift Boat Reunion at Bill Rogers home in Gig Harbor, Washington. I saw a crew mate from my time in Vietnam, John Pank. Had not seen him since June 1969. Have been having a great time with the grand-kids. Pictures of them later. Only glitch we have had was getting a temp pass to the base. The sticker registration is not sufficient proof of ownership for the military. So I am having Travis...

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Nov 14, 2010 - Poulsbo, Washington

Today we drove about 40 miles from Sequim to visit the Scandinavian town of Poulsbo, Washington. The town has a long history as a destination for immigrants from Scandinavia, particularly Norway and Finland. Downtown Poulsbo maintains a Scandinavian theme in its shops and restaurants, and is a popular regional tourist destination. One of its local products is now available worldwide, Poulsbo Bread, originally made in the local bakery. Many visitors arrive by boat; there are three marinas near the town, and the town's harbor is an excellent...

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