Sunday, April 19, 2009


Yesterday after I finished printing I loaded the dog and my bare necessities into the car and headed out. First stop was my parents house, where my sister, her husband, me and Lucy went to have lunch with Mom and Dad. Lucy got her first ride on a Washington State Ferry (I guess). She enjoyed watching the seagulls.

It was kind of a late Easter lunch with ham and everything. We had a nice visit, except for when Lucy was harrassing their poor cat, who was hiding out under the bed. We sat on the deck and were bombarded by tiny, flashy little hummingbirds. And then we dashed-off.

It was a case of eat-and-run, because my ultimate destination was Port Townsend, where my husband, Darrell was teaching a class at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking. I told him I'd meet him after his class ended for the day at 5:00pm. We arrived a little early and the class ran late, so Lucy and I walked down and then back up Water street, looking into all the shop windows.

The next morning, after a nice breakfast, I followed Darrell up to the school at Fort Warden (you may remember it as the place 'An Officer and Gentleman' with Richard Gere was filmed). After a short visit and look-see around the benchroom, Lucy and I left the men to their class and we went for a great walk up to the old bunkers.

If you've never been there, it's a must-see.

At one point, I let Lucy off the leash to take a picture of her, and I thought for a second that might be the last time I'd ever see her.

Although, she was a little overcome by all the beasty-scents, she did come back and hook back up to the leash.

We continued our adventure, wandering through the underground bunkers - pitch black! I made Lucy go first, just in case there was a drop-off! Hey, I would have pulled her back up with the leash. It was fun, scarey and exciting!

Here are a few pictures:

This is where the Big Guns where installed, they removed them unfortunately. There are lots of little deadend rooms where I guess the Big Shells (?) where stored. Lots of really great Big Iron Doors. Lots of stairs and tunnels and up on the top, a wonderful view of the ocean. I think I've heard you can see Canada.

And then Lucy and I left about 10:00am and headed home, Lucy in her little dog-seat. We had grocery shopping, laundry and housework to do yet before I have to head back to work tomorrow.


  1. Lucy is a beauty! I love the photo of her in her car seat. I took a ride on your aforementioned ferry last fall when I visited Seattle for the first time. Great boat ride, great city.
    And Darrell's furniture is knockout gorgeous! I'd never seen it before.

  2. Thank you for the nice comments about Darrell's furniture (I'm very proud of him). And its very nice having an artist for a partner.
    Lucy is a cutie! She really notices things visually, birds and squirrels in particular. We think she's partially deaf, at least she only reacts to very loud noises. I'm going to find a book about training a deaf dog.
    As to the ferry ride, I noticed your picture change right after your trip to Seattle...I can see it was taken on the ferry.