Yesterday morning, we woke up, quickly finished packing, and headed out to begin our anniversary adventure to beautiful Port Townsend, Washington.
Our first stop was Samudra Yoga to pick up a iced chai with vanilla and rice milk.
and a vegan peach muffin.
The drive from Bremerton to Port Townsend takes about an hour, but we ended up making a pit stop a little over half way there, when we discovered that the Chimicum Farmers’ Market was taking place!
Very small-town, but the market had a great selection of produce and other fun treats. If we hadn’t been head out of town, I probably would have gone a little shopping crazy! As it was, we only picked up a few things.
We bought Arlo a couple of bags of grass-fed liver dog treats that he is now obsessed with, and I got a bag of basil for $1
and a funny little heirloom tomato (on top of my wallet because I didn’t think that red tomato would contrast well with my red car).
Arlo scarfed down about 10 of his liver treats, and we got back on the road. We arrived before too long, and got out to let Arlo and Keenan run around the giant field in the middle of Fort Warden State Park.
It wasn’t exactly your “perfect” bright sunny day, but it was in the high-70′s, which is perfect to me, and the clouds were giving us some great art workto check out in the sky.
Once we got tired of fetch, we wandered around a little bit of the park and checked out the sights.
We explored this mini “castle” from the outside. Keenan has deemed it haunted.
Apparently you can rent it out and stay there! We both agreed that it would be fun to do sometime to see if anything spooky happened!
Our stomachs were what finally ended our exploring, and we headed back into town to hunt down something for lunch.
The amazing thing that I have discovered about Port Townsend, is that just about every restaurant advertises using terms like “fresh”, ”local”, and “organic”. Also, it’s very rare to find a restaurant that doesn’t have at least one vegetarian item, and most contain more than that. Much of the surrounding area contains farmland, and this is quite the little hippie town, so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, but I was certainly pleasantly delighted. I’ve decided that I definitely wouldn’t mind living here at some point in my life.
We ended up deciding on a little spot called the Courtyard Cafe. We chose a seat outside in the back, where we could enjoy the performers participating in Open Mic night.
For my entree, I ordered the spinach salad minus the feta.
It was ginormous! I honestly didn’t think I was going to be able to eat the entire thing, but I surprised myself.
Keenan ordered the turkey sandwich with bacon, which was served on their in-house baked whole wheat bread.
I almost ordered one of their hot veggies sandwiches just to try the bread, but decided the salad was more suited to the nice weather we were enjoying.
Another thing I love about this entire town is how dog-friendly it is everywhere! Arlo was able to chill with us the entire time that we sat and ate!
This post is getting kind of long, so I’m gonna wrap it up, and save the rest for later!
Have a good one!