What an incredible day!
Paul and Patty took us on a day trip to see a number of beautiful sites around the Hood Canal. We ate lunch at Brinnon's Dosewallips State Park and loved seeing the bird life in the area. There were lots of herons and eagles.
Our next stop was Whitney Gardens and Nursery. What an amazing place! These yellow tulips were the first flowers we saw and we were surprised by the strong delicious scent. Patty asked about the bulbs and was told that they'd bought it at Costco!
I've never seen so many rhododendrons.
Port Townsend is a Victorian seaport that supplied gold seekers in the turn of the century who were on their way to British Columbia. Today, it is a quaint town filled with Victorian antiques, coffee shops, etc.
Fort Worden was an army base during WW I and WWII. It served as a backdrop for the movie, An Officer and a Gentleman.
Patty mentioned that Scot's Broom was an invasive plant that could be a nuisance. Still, we couldn't help but agree that it was quite pretty.
Our trip is just about over. Tomorrow, Paul and Patty will be taking us to a museum before we catch our flight back to Hawaii. It's been an incredible trip! Wow!