March 4, 2018

Olympic Peninsula Trip - Day Ten

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 (Part Three)
Port Townsend, Washington 
Point Hudson Marina & RV Park

After exploring the marina and Chetzemoka Park, we drove uptown and looked at some of the old Victorian homes in Port Townsend.

I shot this picture for the pretty fall colors and later searched Google to see what ECHHO stands for. I learned that it's The Ecumenical Christian Helping Hands Organization.
To work in partnership with volunteers and community organizations of Jefferson County to provide transportation, chores, social support and medical equipment so that people may continue to live independently and with dignity, regardless of faith, age, ability or income. Our vision is to foster a strong, independent, healthy and loving community.
It sounds like a great program, which serves Jefferson County, Washington. You can read more here

I've always loved the architecture of churches. This is St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Jefferson Street.

Great view from the base of the Bell Tower.

After walking around town, it was time for a cold beer and some lunch. We were lucky to have a picnic table near our trailer.

If you look carefully, you can see Mt. Baker in the distance.

Jefferson County Courthouse. Love the architecture.

Port Townsend's Hastings Building. Beautiful Victorian architecture.

The Haller Fountain was brought to Port Townsend by Resident Theodore N. Haller to honor his deceased father and brother. After the dedication speech [in 1906], Mr. Haller read a poem about the Greek sea nymph, Galatea, and the statue has been known by that name ever since. Once planted as a flower bed and even used for performing-trout shows, the fountain was eventually damaged beyond repair. After a community fundraising campaign, the fountain was re-cast in 1992. Galatea was unveiled in a public ceremony where the reclaimed her status as one of Port Townsend's favorite landmarks.
The stairs behind the Haller Fountain lead to the historic uptown business district and other sites of interest. At the top of the stairs, visit the Rothschild House State Museum and the Bell Tower.

Had to stop in and check out their chocolates and coffee. Delicious!

Found a used copy of Blue Highways by William Least Heat-Moon for my hubby. He's already read it, but we didn't have a copy and I want to read it, too.

Mount Rainier is in the distance, but you really have to know where to look to spot it.

Another shot of Mt. Baker (and a driftwood fort?).

The Smart car belongs to my dad and stepmom. I should have had them park it facing the other direction! 

Delicious clam chowder at Doc's Marina Grill.

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