We left on Friday morning and returned on Sunday evening. It was a heavenly little get-away, and I felt myself coming alive a bit more, being away from the computer and my responsibilities. I gained some hope for the next phase of my life. I enjoyed just BEing.
We left our car in Port Angeles, walked on the Coho ferry, and rode the hour and 45 minutes on some big swells. We went through customs in Canada, and then walked to our hotel. We walked everywhere we went - we love to walk together.
We enjoyed fabulous meals and many miles of sightseeing; we took in the beautiful marine setting of the city, and simply relaxed.
We browsed through antique malls on Fort Street, and ate sushi in a lovely, quiet Japanese restaurant there.
We enjoyed Northwest cuisine
and French cuisine, beginning our dinners at 8:00 p.m.
We walked everywhere - shopping, to and from restaurants, exploring neighborhoods.
Day time and evening walks were equally scenic.
The Empress Hotel and inner harbor are beautiful night and day.
The capitol buildings are lit up at night.
Gregg and I love to travel.
We enjoy each other's company, and we feel a lot of peace together.
This time away, alone together, gave me hope that I will find my place next fall, when David leaves home, and that we will discover new joys (and re-discover old ones) when our nest becomes "empty."