May 16th, 2015 / posted by paularath

 

Jerry painting a watercolor in our room at Waterfront Inn, Gig Harbor, Washington.

Jerry painting a watercolor in our room at Waterfront Inn, Gig Harbor, Washington.

Jerry and I are in Gig Harbor, Washington for a few days, prior to joining my sister, Berta, brother-in-law, Jim, sister-in-law, Ginger and her daughter, Lisa, for a cruise through Alaska’s Inland Passage.

We had stayed at this lovely little Waterfront Inn once before and decided to stay again. There are only six rooms and we have been the only guests here until last night, when a few weekenders checked in.

The view of Gig Harbor from our room on a misty morning.

The view of Gig Harbor from our room on a misty morning.

We are just steps from the water and it is so calm and lovely. There are ducks and geese and some crows, who love to argue with the other birds. There’s a beautiful pier where we can sit and enjoy a glass of wine or cup of coffee and watch the sailboats go by.

"Our" deck where we have coffee, wine and even dinner one evening. So relaxing!

“Our” deck where we have coffee, wine and even dinner one evening. So relaxing!

 

Why Gig Harbor instead of Seattle? Well, Jerry’s childhood friend from New Mexico, Jack Cragin, lives in Gig Harbor and his youngest daughter, Lani, lives near Tacoma, so……

Lani has become a horse rescuer and she is caring for two horses. I have never really known a horse before and it was so nice to get to know her horses, Sailor and Misty, a little bit. She is totally devoted to them!

Lani and Jerry with Misty.

Lani and Jerry with Misty.

 

That's me getting a little friendly with Lani's horse, Sailor.

That’s me getting a little friendly with Lani’s horse, Sailor.

Gig Harbor has wonderful restaurants and three of them are within easy walking distance. We totally pigged out on our favorite: HALIBUT! We could eat halibut every night and we’re hoping to have some on the ship.

It can be challenging to try to blog from a cruise ship or brief port stop, but I will try. Here’s hoping I can share some photos of glaciers with you soon!

– Paula Rath

Our room at the Waterfront Inn.

Our room at the Waterfront Inn.

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Cathy Ostrem
May 16th, 2015 at 6:09 pm

Wonderful, Paula. Good to see you and Jerry continuing to have adventures, which you share so beautifully with us!
Aloha

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