Monday, December 7, 2009


This year for Thanksgiving, Shaun and I traveled to Port Orchard, Washington to spend time with his brother and sister in law, Tom and Chelsea. It was a lot of fun to be able to get out of town for a few days and to get to spend some time with them. It is about a fifteen hour drive to get up there and Shaun and I decided to just do it in one day. This won't be happening again.. It is definitely a two day drive for me. Driving was all we did on Wednesday.

Thursday was turkey day! We spent the morning getting ready to for dinner. It was fun to be able to bring a little bit of everyone traditions to one meal. There was a total of 10 of us for dinner. Tom, Chelsea,  Kim (Dad), Michelle (Mom), Tamara (Aunt), Wally (Uncle), Christine (cousin), Daniel (cousin) and then Shaun and I (Everyone is in the picture to the left, except Tom, who took the picture-Thanks for the picture!). Shaun's parents had traveled up to Port Orchard the weekend before and had spent sometime with Tom and Chelsea earlier in the week. The rest of the gang already lives up in the Seattle area. Anyhow... It was a really nice dinner. We had tons of food and it was just fun to get to spend some time with Shaun's family, especially the members that live so far away.

Friday Shaun and I decide to venture to the other side of the of Puget Sound (aka Downtown Seattle). We took a ferry from Bremerton  to Seattle and spent a few hours wondering around. It was a lot of fun. We went to Pioneer Square, Pike's Market and we walked along the pier. We had SUPER yummy calm chowder in a sour dough bread bowl for lunch from Pike's Place Chowder at Pike's Market! It was seriously so good. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

I have a thing with hoodies. Pretty much everywhere I go I have to get a new hoodie. It is just what I do and this trip I was going to get one since I didn't have a chance the last time we were in Seattle for his cousin's wedding. The one I ended up getting has a skull on the front of it and says "To error is human. To Arrrrrr is pirate." and then of course it said Seattle on it under the saying I thought it was way cute.

That night when we got back to the other side Shaun and I met Tom and Chelsea and we went to The Boat Shed for dinner. They have some REALLY  yummy food and a great view of the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (which is where Tom works). Then we headed home to play some Rock Band and watch some movies. It was a fun day.

Saturday we spent the day with Tom and Chelsea. We went to Poulsbo, which is a REALLY cute little town that has a bunch of little shop to explore and they also Central Market, which is a VERY large grocery store with all types of cool food. After we were down there, we headed to Silverdale to do some shopping at the mall and then head home for some more Rockband.

Sunday was our long trip home. The best part of the trip home was when we stopped in Pendleton, Oregon on the Indian Reservation and got to pump our own gas! Oh and getting to see all of the pretty scenery  in Washington and Oregon was nice too =)

Here are a few more picture from our trip.

The Jake Monster

Playing some Rockband

Seattle's Art Museum (I'd love to go back and see the finished product)

Pike's Market

Shaun and I on the Pier

Shaun and I on the ferry ride back to Bremerton. It was COLD!!!

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