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!