I have always thought as Port Angeles as a second home for me. When I was a kid, my parents often sent me over to spend a good portion of summer vacation with my grandparents there. Soon after Josh and I were married, we decided to move to Port Angeles. We moved in with my grandma, who lived east of town. We didn’t realize how depressed the economy was there compared to the Seattle area. We only lasted nine months before we decided to move closer to Seattle for a chance at a greater variety of jobs.
But even though I don’t understand why Port Angeles seems to shy away from most new business in town, I still have a soft part in my heart for the town. The coastal views are great and it is snuggled up right under the Olympic mountains. There are tons of beaches around the whole area. Then you throw in all the trails and naturally beautiful sites those trails go to.
Let’s not also forget that Port Angeles (P.A.) along with the small town of Forks have been put on the map for the whole world due to the success of the Twilight book series. If was interesting reading those books and reading about the Port Angeles in them. There is one line in Twilight that does bug me. It says: ” Edward pulled out through the traffic, apparently without a glance, flipping around to head toward the freeway.” What freeway?? Anyone that has spent time in P.A. knows the only main thing going through town is highway 101. And it is no where close to being a freeway. (Twilight fans – I do love the books. I’m a fan myself.. just that line bugs me.)
So, anyways.. This last Tuesday my hubby (Josh), my daughter (Victoria) and I went over to P.A. We were going over to see the family and then leave Victoria to spend the rest of spring break with Grandma. We had a really great time during a quick visit and it gave me another chance to take some pictures with my camera. We went out on the spit (it is a natural jetty that helps forms a harbor). It has a nice beach along the majority of the length. The Coast Guard takes up the last part of the spit. I got lots of great pictures out there. We then went into town. Went to the Dazzled by Twilight store and picked up some things. Josh and I are making a Twilight basket for an auction at a spaghetti feed for our Boys & Girls club.
After that we went to one of those paint your own pottery stores. We had seen it coming in to town and thought it would be fun. Victoria picked out a little bunny. Josh found a lion to paint green (making it a ‘Jade Lyon’). I picked out a pet dish and made a water bowl for Sassy. We actually managed to convince Grandma to paint a mug. Josh helped her by writing all the names of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren on the mug. Should be something she can truly treasure.
We spent the evening at the WorldMark resort in Discovery Bay. It was a really nice room and we are so happy we have purchased the time share (that’s a whole different blog!). Grandma, my uncle (Kevin) and one of my cousins (Will) came down. We had dinner together and just sat around visiting. It was a really great visit.
The next day we relaxed and then took Victoria over to Grandma’s house. Josh and I then made our way back home. Stopping and taking pictures whenever we saw something interesting. The slide show below are a couple of pictures from the trip.