We got up this morning to see the weather forecast for the next few days. Is it only Seattle where the forecaster has so many creative ways to describe rain?
Today: Mostly cloudy and cooler with a shower
Tonight: Occassional rain and drizzle
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a passing showers
Monday: A couple of showers possible
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, rain possible; windy
Wednesday: Chance for a couple of showers
Because of the expected showers, rain or drizzle Paul and Patty thought a museum would be a good place to start our day.
The Keyport Undersea Museum had so much to see and learn. This friendly diver suggested we have our photo taken with him (or her).
Even Mom was fascinated by all the different diving helmets and types of torpedoes that submarines use.
I thought this was very interesting. Did you know that the Trident Nuclear submarine was this long?
Our next stop was the quaint town of Port Gamble. I felt like I suddenly stepped into Maine. Mom and I had a lovely corn chowder there.
We saw these pretty blue flowers everywhere but nobody knew its name.
And then there were these green flowers.
We enjoyed seeing this Camperdown Elm tree. Patty said it was great that the leaves had not all come in so we could see what the trunk looked like.
It really is a beautiful tree. It rather looked like a weeping willow tree from the outside.
Port Gamble had a lot of antique shops that sort of reminded us of Galena in Illinois.
This map showed Port Gamble where we were, Silverdale (Art's finger is pointing to it.)where Patty and Paul live and Poulsbo where we were going.
Poulsbo is called Little Norway. We enjoyed having some pastries and coffee there.
It was still drizzling but we loved seeing Seabeck Scenic Beach Park. It is oyster season and you can collect a maximum of 18 oysters. We didn't.
We made it back to Patty and Paul's before the rain fell in earnest. Seasoned Washingtonians, they grilled us delicious salmon steaks in the rain.
We're glad we were able to experience the famous Northwest rains. Let's see... what's tomorrow?
Mostly cloudy with passing showers?
We'll see if the forecasters are correct.