CUCINA CARA MIA.......Random thoughts from "my dear kitchen" about food, travel, Italy, San Diego and life!

Monday, June 29, 2009


Back from a very long 11 days on vacation...we visited Seattle, Bainbridge Island, Gig Harbor, Sequim, Port Angeles, Port Townsend and Victoria B.C.

In no specific order we:

Saw the amazing Buchart Gardens, took 3 ferry rides, found my dream home in Gig Harbor (PHOTO 5) , got a bird's eye view of Seattle from the Space Needle, shopped at Pike's Market, ate some great seafood, saw The Proposal (cute film!) stayed at a charming B & B, walked through beautiful lavender fields, rented a turn of the century house in Sequim, and ate way too much ice cream!!

We stopped in San Francisco first and celebrated my daugher's 21st birthday and my mother-in- law's 75th...

It was great to see the Pacific Northwest...beautiful, green, and so different from where I live. Back to reality, back to enjoying summer and to my computer so I can catch up on all of your blogs!!

Happy 4th to all!


Twyla and Lindsey said...

What beautiful pictures! Your vacation sounds amazing! You got to do so much! Even spend time with family, which is always great. I love your dream house. I know you must be happy to be home, but I think your vacation looked wonderful! Twyla

Coastal Nest. said...

glad you all enjoyed your time!! So sorry to miss ya..

janie said...

Welcome home! Can't wait to hear all the details.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a nice trip Linda! Wonderful special occasions--happy birthday to the special ladies in your life!

I love that house and the Golden Gate Bridge is always such a beautiful sight to see!

Happy 4th of July!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Looks like a fantastic summer trip! Glad to have you back though!

Happiest fourth of July weekend to you!

Sue said...

Well aren't you one lucky lady...that sounded like a fabulous trip...was that the picture of the cute house you stayed at....and my parents went to those gardens up in Canada and said how gorgeous they were....But nice to see you back...have a great 4th.!!