Riverstone Park, adjacent to the Centennial Trail, is a lovely place to walk about and enjoy the surroundings. There are restaurants on the opposite side of the pond, a nearby Main Street with cute shops, restaurants and a favorite book store.
Savor Your Journeys …. near and far.
A friend (who had never visited Bainbridge Island) and I went to Bainbridge Island for lunch (Doc’s Marina a favorite) and to walk about. Thanks to her, we visited several shops that I had not visited in a while.
A must visit is Millstream, a marvelous shop on Winslow Way, specializing in “Gifts from the Pacific Northwest.” We spent time looking at all of the beautiful displays: jewelry, clothing, cards, pottery, pillows, coasters, books about the area and gifts. All are beautifully displayed. The shop is conducive to have visitors browse all of the many treasures. I bought two coasters which will remind me of a beautiful day and we will definitely return.
What is always so important when browsing in a store is the customer service and the knowledge of the staff. Millstream get high marks with both. We spoke with Diana about the shop and also Bainbridge (how it has remained such a fabulous place, not getting built up and so crowded like so much of western Washington).
On your next visit to Seattle, I highly recommend Bainbridge Island and Millstream. Check out their marvelous website: http://www.Millstreamseattle.com
Savor Your Journeys… and always be open to explore new places.
Take the short ferry ride from Seattle. Experience “island time” with lovely walks along the Waterfront Trail and nearby parks. Relish the slower pace.
Explore the unique shops, restaurants, coffee houses (check out Pegasus) and the very popular Mora Iced Creamery. My favorite restaurants include Restaurant Marche (terrific French cuisine) and Doc’s Marina Grill. Both have outdoor seating which is marvelous on a beautiful sunny day.
Bainbridge Island is perfect for a quick getaway from Seattle as a walk-on ferry passenger. Or you can drive onto the ferry, spend a day or weekend exploring Bainbridge Island and continue westward to the Viking town of Poulsbo and from there continue to the Olympic Peninsula.
On each visit, I always find a unique place to explore. My next blog post will be about an enchanting shop that a friend and I discovered for the first time.
Savor your journeys, near or far, real or imagined.
One of my favorite places to visit in the LA area is the Lake Shrine. Located on Sunset Blvd, near the Pacific Ocean, it is a world apart. The quiet is a marvelous contrast to most of the LA area. It is a splendid place to walk about, sit and meditate amidst its serene beauty and explore the Visitor Center, gift shop and museum.
A friend told me several years ago that this was a favorite place of Elvis Presley and he made frequent visits to this beautiful sanctuary.
Savor your journeys and discover your own oasis.
Many a trip continues long after movement in time and space have ceased. John Steinbeck
I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it. Rosalia de Castro
A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us. John Steinbeck
For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return. Leonardo da Vinci
Travel is a new experience that can transport you out of your everyday routine to create memories with the ones you love. Brian Chesky
We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. T. S. Eliot
The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. Saint Augustine
I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment. Hilaire Belloc
Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness. All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter. John Muir
Savor your journeys ….
The last stop on my road trip to/from western Washington ~ Mt Rushmore is a favorite spot Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Nestled in the mountains of northern Idaho, it’s a neat town to explore. Walk along Centennial Trail, browse the cute shops downtown, visit local parks and take a boat ride on beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene. Have dinner on the lake, enjoying a gorgeous sunset.
Savor your journeys.
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho ~ Photos — from a previous visit — Enjoy the photos!