Tuesday, October 19, 2010

October Weekend Activities

Brian and I hosted Chick last weekend for a much needed Seattle adventure. We took the train up on Friday afternoon, played some cards and relaxed. It was a beautiful ride.

Friday night we hit the local pub, the Elliott Bay Brewery and Pub for some terrific food.

Our weather has turned quite a bit cooler in the last few weeks, but near perfect for a Saturday ferry crossing to Bainbridge Island.

First stop, Poulsbo, Settled in 1882 by Norwegians, the city has a long history as a destination for immigrants from all of Scandinavia. Cute shops....lots of bakeries and chocolate (oh, yeah).

Downtown Poulsbo maintains a Scandinavian theme in its shops and restaurants (not quite sure how this British telephone booth fits in, though).

We then shopped and strolled through downtown Winslow and had lunch and wine at one of the most beautiful little decks on the planet...the view always amazes me. I just love the Harbour Public House. We had an incredible lunch, Cuban Pork Sammy, Classic Fish and Chips and a BLT with like 8 pieces of bacon. YUM!

The View from the Harbour Public House deck

Voted the best place on Bainbridge Island for Fish and Chips, a Hamburger or to have a drink on the deck. Cool! And yes....it was a bit nippy on the deck, but we loved it. How many chances do you get in October to eat outside in the Pacific NW?