Hello! Last weekend my dad and I headed up to Port Townsend, WA to visit my grandma and grandpa. Since I have only eaten oatmeal today, I figured these pictures would be more interesting then a sloppy bowl of oats 😉
So, we hopped on a ferry to Bainbridge and got a good look at the pretty Ferris wheel color of the night!
It was super windy and rainy in Pt Townsend!
We were immediately greeted by this handsome, charming fellow:
And some cheesy cauliflower mac and cheese but it was called some different name, maybe it is French? Ann I know your reading this!
And some truffles too, made with coconut oil in Switzerland and distributed in SF! The company is called Alter Eco.
My granny is German and her mom gave her some of these yummy German spice cookies for Christmas.
No one wraps a gift better than granny! She knitted me an amazing sweater for Christmas (I couldn’t wait to open it!). I’ll post a picture when I get a good one!
We headed to yoga the next morning and man it felt good! The downside to going to my Gold’s Gym is that there are no classes. I miss having free classes to go to at the gym! I sliced up a grapefruit afterwards for a pick-me-up.
I love how the water looks on that windy Pt Townsend day!
For lunch we went to Hillbottom Pie in downtown Pt Townsend. I can’t recommend it enough, they have pizza, salad, soup, and actual pies all made from scratch every day. The price is decent and it is a cozy little spot.
The caesar salad is amazing. If I could it for lunch everyday I would!
We got two pies, the left one is pesto, artichoke and goat cheese and the right one is a white pie with ricotta, pesto, and kalamata olives.
I think they change desserts sometimes beside just having pie, this time they had Tiramisu, so we had to order it.
Super fluffy layers of cream, espresso and delicate ladyfingers with a huge cloud of whipped cream on top and shrouded in milk chocolate shavings. Even though I don;t like espresso that much, I couldn’t help but eat it!
We stopped at the local pet store on the way home and boy, I’m glad we did! A local animal rehabilitation center had two owls and a falcon on display while they were selling Christmas cards. I always liked owls especially their big beautiful eyes! This fuzzy cutie and I made a deep connection…Or at least i thought so! He was probably just staring into space ha ha.
They had a very small owl who is full-grown but really teeny and adorable. However, man, he looked so angry! Maybe he’s made that he is so small and cute..
This poor falcon lost half his wing when he ran into a fence! Falcon can fly super fast, like 100 miles an hour when hunting I think. So sad but luckily he is being taken care of by this rescue place. That’s why you shouldn’t speed buddy!
When we got home, Blacky put on his rain jacket just for us, I think he likes it!
When I got back home to my apartment, I finally set up my dear little tree!
I found all my cute gift bags at TJ Maxx!
Speaking of owls, I finished two embroidery projects!
On the way home for Christmas, dad and I saw the most beautifulll Christmas lights on a house ever!
I think Buddy the Elf would live here.
I can only aspire to such Christmas spirit! I still have to decorate our tree, as you can see.
Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions? I think I’ll watch Elf and drink hot cocoa!
Do you open any presents on Christmas Eve or save them all till Christmas morning?
Happy Holidays! And thanks for reading and thanks for hosting Jenn!