Monday, May 18, 2015

where the day took us

With no definite plans it's fun to see where the day takes us...Today we jumped in the car and heading to Port Angeles. There are so many places we have yet to explore on this side of the water! What better time then on a day when Sebastian is off of school and the weather is as beautiful as it is. 

We drove down to the heart of Port Angeles. It was a great place to walk around with many shops and restaurants. We spent time taking it all in and browsing some of the little shops. The book store was our favorite and the one place we ended up spending way too much time in! I mean. Come on, how cool is that wall! And the hats! Harry Potter and a not too thrilled Viking man :) 

It ended up to be a quick trip due to the fact that Bobby had work later in the day, which didn't matter because we enjoyed the time we had together and ended up stumbling across the visitor center where an older women told us about lots more places to visit and explore in the future! 

There are so many beaches and camping areas not only in Port Angeles but all along the drive to get there. We plan to take many more mini trips and even try to visit the Olympic Mountains. Since we are hoping to buy our first home this summer we want to take advantage of living on this side of the water. Good times will definitely be had! All in all, days like today make me so happy to be alive and thankful for this beautiful world we live in.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Viking Fest

Poulsbo is a viking town. Although I don't know too much about the history, I do know that the Poulsbo community has a good time during Viking Fest weekend. Downtown Poulsbo is full to the brim with people from all over who come to enjoy the festivities, good food and fun entertainment. It's so fun! This year was pretty special due to the fact that Sebastian friend Sienna was crowned to be one of the Miss Viking Princesses. There's a sea of people typically walking around eating corn on the cob or a towering plate of Viking Chips (thinly sliced deep friend potato chips!), or an elephant or two.

Occasionally you'll come across a viking passing by or a lady in traditional women's viking attire. Some of them have a tent set up with things reenacting how the vikings used to live. The way they cooked or the tools they used, it's fun hearing them talk as if they were still living back in those days. Most of them having viking blood running through their veins and hold the traditions dear to their hearts. I love that! And even though I like to think I'm an expert on the whole viking thing since I'm a binge watcher of the show The Vikings, I don't think I can actually get away with it.

See what I mean, vikings this way they come! So many families enjoying themselves and so many four legged furry friends too. I met two basset hounds that stole my heart. Meet Macy & Lacy.

At some point we gathered around the pavilion and to see Sienna, Sebastian's friend go through some kind of Miss Viking tradition/ritual where they had to take a spoon full of some kind of funky fish thing. I know. Honestly, I didn't quite fully understand the meaning or why they made these little girls do such a thing but they did and I was able to get an amazing shot of Sienna's grossed out face!!
It was epic and such a perfect photo to show her once she is older. Don't worry she ended up spitting it out, it was that awful.

Of course, we had to sneak up to say hello to Sienna and steal a photo with her. She is naturally a very busy lady with being a princess and all!

Our Viking Fest fun ended with some fun carnival rides with lots of laughs and too much spinning if you ask me! Until next year.