the beginning of the year has a lot of birthdays, and after feeling endlessly inspired by cabins on Airbnb for my birthday last month.... well, we marked our calendars for a mega birthday celebration in Port Townsend. winter? nope, that didn't happen in washington. the sun was out for us in full force! this was a much needed ladies weekend!
Our cabin was a 5 minute drive from town, and down a secluded dirt road with several forks. Hard to find and very private. Artisan built, my favorite feature was the solarium! a third of the house was built around this unique and enchanting space. bathed in sunlight, the hammock at the bottom was awesome and begged the question, why don't i have an indoor hammock at my house?!
with a "gourmet" kitchen, we had a lot of fun preparing meals with local goat cheese and ciders. ah, the ciders! we visited Finnriver and Eaglemount (where the rhubarb cider was the biggest hit in our group, i think we all had fond childhood memories of rhubarb in the garden). we also met tons of chickens at finnriver after our tasting. i must say, roosters really are jerks! that aside, chickens are so funny, we were captivated for a good while... like the chickens were better than the booze. on our way out we picked up fresh duck eggs that turned into the most perfect fried eggs in the morning.
funny when you plan a gathering of six people ladies and bring along a dozen board games... nope, didn't need those! just ourselves, cider, whiskey, cheese, and tunes! my legs were sore on sunday from what i can only assume was ridiculous dancing!
in the morning we explored the surrounding woods, the property had an old treehouse we were all pretty into. and further back in the woods we found an abandoned log cabin! while a bit moldy inside, it was another exciting place.
before heading home, kylie took us to a (closed) park called The End of the World. The fog was heavy on this particular sunday afternoon, and the cliff appeared to drop you off into the clouds! i read later that the bluff is highly unstable and continues to collapse into the Strait of Juan de Fucai... and a woman recently fell to her death from this very spot. yeah, okay fine, i see why it is "closed." i took advantage of the the sun popping through the trees though!
you can find the cabin here, if you're interested.