May 5, 2009

Velkommen 'til Poulsbo!

Hi everyone!

I hope you are all doing well. We are experiencing a windy storm in our neighborhood. We have had some wild spring storms in the past few weeks. We have had wind, rain, lightning and thunder and I saw a wall cloud! This is a thunderstorm cloud that could turn into a tornado! That was really freaky, we do not have tornadoes in our area. I am very glad it dissipated instead of becoming a tornado.

I still have one more cute little town to share with you from our little vacation a few weeks ago. This is the town of Poulsbo. Poulsbo is a little slice of Norway right here in the Pacific Northwest. I really love Poulsbo as it makes me feel closer to my ancestors.

My family came from Denmark, Sweden and Finland. I am just a second generation American. Three of four of my grandparents came from these Scandinavian countries in the early 1900's. The fourth one was born in San Francisco from parents who came from Denmark. I was told that we are related to the Danish royalty and a pirate named Black Peter. The story in the family is that the pirate loot was donated to a church in San Francisco as my great grandmother did not want the "blood money". I have no idea if either story is true, but it's a fun bit of family trivia.

Poulsbo has a cute downtown area that is decorated in a Norwegian manner. Well, it's our version of Norway I am sure. ;o) The shops are very nice and sell all kinds of souvenirs.

This is a lovely old church on the outskirts of town. It overlooks the marina.

I really like this housing development. The developers made an effort to blend in with the look and feel of the town. These homes are about five years old but they resemble the old craftsman style of the original homes. I really like the paint colors too.

We will have to go on another little vacation soon so we can share more about our area!

Hubby and I are really looking forward to the Pug Gala this Saturday, May 9th in Seattle. We can't wait to meet Melissa from Life is Art, Art is Life. And we are excited to see Joan from Peace Love and Pugs again. I wonder if Melissa knows what's going on at her house while she is away... ;o)

I am sending out hugs for everyone! Please pass them on!


  1. Hey There Little Puglette!

    We LUV Poulsbo, too! Haven't been there in two years, though...will have to go back soon!
    Have a fun Wednesday!
    See Ya @ the Gala!
    Joan & Skippy

  2. What a pretty town..I am a decendant of the Black Campbells of Scotland..let's just say they had a bit of a bad rap!

  3. hi puglette!

    i cannot wait to see you on saturday too!

    i just called emmitt and he said he is eating meatloaf and filling orders.

    i wonder if there is more to that story. ;)

  4. The town is adorable. What great photo's!

  5. That is a pretty town! I wish there were places like that where I live.

    A fuzzy hug back to you!

  6. Haha.. What a cute little town. When wisiting the US a couple of years ago my friend and I stayed a day with some online whippet-friends of mine (that also let us borrow an apartment in New York for free!) and being mothers day in the US we went with them to a family dinner. Ellen's mother's mother (tee hee) came from Sweden and they all talked the little Swedish they could remember (since Swedish/Norwegian/Danish is quite similar we can usually understand all three languages). It was all very sweet and funny. :)

    Hope you have a great weekend!

    Hugs, Ane

  7. Frank will be at the Gala - but only for the first half hour! I hope we will see you so that we can give you a Frank the One Eyed Pug Sticker!


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