Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Chimacum, Washington- Tuesday, May 14, 2013

By 8:30am we were on the road and soon traveling north on I-5 to Olympia and then onto route 16 and 3 to a little town of Chimacum, 157 miles.  We are staying in an Escapee Park, Evergreen Coho SKP Park, between Chimacum and Port Townsend.  This campground does not compare to the one we just left as far as beauty but the cost of $58.28 for 3 nights is not bad at all.  It also puts us in a good position to travel by ferry tomorrow to Victoria, British Columbia from Port Angeles, about 45 minutes away and, hopefully, a mail delivery will be made here before Friday.

It was just a few before noon when we arrived so we quickly got set up and then went into the town of Chimacum for lunch at a local diner.  We, both, had today’s special of Reuben sandwich, fries and a cup of Polish potato soup and the we split a piece of strawberry/rhubarb pie.  It was all very good although Beth still makes the best strawberry/rhubarb pie.

We rode into the town of Port Townsend which is a larger town than Chimacum and as the name indicates it is a port.  We stopped at the Visitor’s Center,a fish market and then Safeway but otherwise just rode around admiring the pretty flowers.  This area must have the perfect growing conditions for flowering bushes as the rhododendrons, azaleas, bridal wreath and other unknown to me bushes are just beautiful.  

This evening Tom has been making reservations for the ferry trip tomorrow and tickets for the Butchart Gardens.  We will not be taking the Jeep so we will be using bus transportation to go to the Gardens.  This was the suggestion made to us by the campground

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