We’ve been contemplating a move to Washington State for the last year and a half. In January 2020, we took a vacation/house hunting trip to North Kitsap County to see if we could tolerate the wet winter. We expected it to rain, and it did….every day for 10 days. We challenged ourselves to find things to do and to not get in a funk (mainly me) over the weather. We figured if we could have fun and stay busy, we might survive a move there. In addition to house hunting, we went to parks, trails, beaches, museums, restaurants and even grocery stores in every town where we looked at houses. Here are a few photos of how we passed the time in the rain.
Kingston, where I have family, is where we started with a short hike at North Kitsap Heritage Park and a long visit in a local museum of nostalgia. There is so much to see at “My Girl Drive In Museum,” which is good because the rain never let up that day.
In Port Ludlow, where we have close friends, we looked at property and visited the beach at Wolfe Property State Park just North of the Hood Canal Bridge. This park is a popular site for digging littleneck clams:
In Bainbridge Island we met a friend for brunch, then visited the Bainbridge Island Art Museum. This is a fantastic and free museum (thanks to members and donors.) Below textile art by Jite Agbro hangs in the window over-looking a rainy and wet Winslow Way.
We also visited the fabulous Bloedel Reserve (which I already blogged about), but here are a couple a photos in my archive that show the beautiful affects of the damp, raining climate.
We managed to spend time with family, friends and/or just have fun exploring together every day of our trip. I think we can handle the move if we get the opportunity. How do you pass the time when it rains?
Thanks to Terri at Second Wind Leisure Perspectives for the writing prompt and photo challenge.