Monday, July 21, 2014

Gig Harbor

We are now in Gig Harbor, WA.  Our host, Mel, has graciously let us stay in his beautiful yard over looking the sound.   My view is just a glimpse because there is an RV in front of me but from what I see each morning....WOW!!!!

There are 43 rigs here with about 46 people.

Mel's first outing for us was the Gig Harbor History Museum.

The Annalise and Warter Stoaks permanent exhibit showcased the unique heritage of the area and as well as the early settlers and Native American Indians.

There were interactive displays like a row boat showing how the people got around because there was no roads or bridges.

The Jim and Carolyn Milgard Maritime Gallery showcased the restoration of the 65 foot fishing vessel Shenandoah and the Thunderbird Hull #1 plywood sailing boat.


A plywood boat

This one room school house was restored and moved to the museum by the Rotary Club of which Mel is a member.

He stated that in order for them to bring the building to the museum, they also had to bring the building up to present day code.

After everyone left to go their own way, I found the only yarn store in town, Rainy Day Yarns.

We walked around the town and along the docks.

That evening we had a pot luck. How amazed I was when "Bag Pipe Bob" came out in full dress playing his bag pipe.

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