A Drive by: Gig Harbor Edition

One of the great things about moving to a new area is I have new territory to explore for my drive bys! I love spotting a charming place, I get so excited! But, since I no longer live in familiar territory, it is a bit harder for me to find these special houses — usually I have no idea where I am going and frequently get lost.

This drive by took place in Gig Harbor, Washington. It was a really cold and cloudy day so I stayed in the car to take the photos, which means my photos are crooked and worst of all, means I could not get back far enough to show you the whole house. And, doing my drive by from inside the car meant some close calls. Driving around in these harbor towns means you are sometimes just a few feet from plunging off a road into Puget Sound. Especially when your head is hanging out the window trying to take a photo from a moving vehicle.

Drive bys are risky, you never know what dangers you might face.

Here is a quick glimpse of the harbor area, on a sunny day you can see Mt. Ranier — it is stunning above the water. I’ll have to go back when the sun is out to show you how truly beautiful it is.

Ok, now on to the houses. My kids laugh at me because I can spot a charming house a mile away and around a corner. In fact, I should have one of those bumper stickers that says “I break for quaint houses” or something corny like that. Anyway, my girls were in the car with me for this drive by — putting up with my sudden breaking and hanging out the window to get these photos. Fun times!

I only have two drive by houses for you today, but they are good ones!

Can anyone tell me what those chains are coming down from the roof?
I saw several houses with those in the area and I had never seen them before.
{Ok, my mom just told me they are there instead of downspouts!! The water runs down the chain!}

Love the garage doors and stone work.

Now onto house two…a charming farmhouse.

Oops, taking photos while rounding corners can be a bit scary for all involved. Sorry for the crooked view!

Oooo, what is that little sweet thing peeking up from the roof?

Ok, there is a close up … how cool is that glass roof?
I bet it looks really pretty from the inside too and lets in lots of light.

My girls and I enjoyed our little drive by adventure,
which ended by sitting in a cafe drinking the most tasty vanilla latte
I have had in a long time!
I love spending time with my girls and I love a good latte.

And I love doing drive bys.

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  1. Hi Melissa. Wow, those are great houses! I love your drive-by story, and I think you really should get that bumper sticker! What a great time you had with your daughters. I’ll bet they’ll remember this day forever. Thanks so much for sharing these lovely photographs. What a beautiful new neighborhood you have! ~Arleen

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  2. Hi Melissa…..I just had to google those chains….how very sad is that…I was intrigued though…They are called Rain Chains…very strange indeed!!! http://www.rainchain.com/

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  3. I love your drive bys! I enjoy going for walks and checking out houses. I always imagine who lives in the homes. I’d love to peek inside too. LOL. I don’t embarass myself though.

    The homes in your area look so different from homes in the Phoenix area. I love the uniqueness.

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  4. Very sweet homes! I was just in Gig Harbor last weekend – on the sunny day – it was absolutley gorgeous!

    Aren’t those chains a trip? I like them – no clogged downspouts!

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  5. Water, Trees, Charming houses, boats… an Arizona residents dream drive by’s. I’m afraid if I did drive by’s here they’d all look the same. Granite rock, brown stucco house, cactus or cacti… and if I was really lucky BIG boulders! Charming nes pas?

    So glad you didn’t careen off a cliff! Someone’s going to take your license plate and turn you in for stocking… better get certified as a private investigator for good measure!

    Love seeing your new stomping grounds.
    Love the post!

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  6. Oh I love the windows on the first house! What gorgeous architecture. And the rain chains are a cool addition…I have never heard of them before and I live in a VERY rainy state!

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  7. Oh my! That harbor is beautiful – I love the picture of the boats. And that first house is absolutely fabulous. The landscaping with the waterfall is stunning and the red garage doors make me smile. Color is always a fun surprise. And who knew there was such as thing as rain chains? Thanks, Anne, for sharing what they are!

    What a beautiful place you are privileged to live in, Melissa. Thanks for showing us around!

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  8. You make me laugh! You create quite a word picture – I can just see you hanging out of the car, camera strap slung around your neck, one hand on the wheel, one hand on the camera. Those pictures of Gig Harbour look like something out of a movie. We have those rain chains on quite a lot of houses in Sydney, bit of lateral thinking I guess. Thanks for risking life and limb!

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  9. Isn’t finding new, fun drive-bys an extra perk with the move?? I love the Craftsman style of the newer construction in the PNW. I went to Port Townsend on a similar cloudy, windy day last July and despite the weather it was gorgeous; check it out sometime.

    Rainchains are seen often here on very old ( 200 y.o.+) houses. An old idea that is *still* a good idea.

    Janet

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  10. Those are truly beautiful! Thanks for risking your life to snap those for us! Hanging your head out of a moving vehicle sounds dangerous.
    ~Michelle

  11. I love Washington. My hubby & I first met & fell in love when he was working in Seattle. He live across the street from the Space Needle- it was also there that I really fell in love with Starbucks- Pikes Place Market! Also my father in law recently moved to Whidbey island-have not been to visit but hope to soon.

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  12. You know I love the drive by’s. And now I want to go back to the Pacific NW! Your whole area is just so amazing. Have you been out to the San Juan Islands yet? My first Travel Tale on ForeverWherever tells about our trip to Orcas. It was amazing!

    I love, love, love house #1 and I was so excited that I could answer your question about the chains, but Mom had to be the know-it-all.

    I would also love to see the inside of that solarium in the farm house. Wow!

    Great pictures… oh, and I could live on a boat in that Gig Harbor.

    Tim

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  13. I love gig harbor. Our friends live just accross the way in University Place. It is so lovely there! We love visiting.

    We have rain chains (on this house and the last). I love them. Way better looking than drain pipes coming down the side of the house, and allows me to direct the water however I want, so I can water my plants and not errod the soil. Not that we get that much rain. I guess we need to make the best use of what we have ;)
    Lovely Drive by!

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  14. I LOVE the gray house–beautiful!
    Just wondering…have you peeked at my blog? I’m just wondering because someone from Gig Harbor has stopped by a few times (sitemeter told me…) Is it you?

    P.S. Do people ever “catch” you taking photos? What are their reactions?

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  15. Wow, it’s lovely there! I’ve been wanting rain-chains for years now… Nobody around me here has them and I forgot where I first saw them – a magazine probably. Since I live in a New England Cape they would be pretty short chains. :)

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  16. Loved that first house. Those rain chains are so much prettier than spouts- that’s for sure!

    That glass doesn’t seem to be over a room. I am wondering if they have a mini greenhouse on the roof?

    What a nice area to drive through!

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  17. Oh my goodness…loved your drive bys- wish I was in the car with you. I did a little of that in my daughters town this weekend. I would love rain chains….plus the woodpeckers couldn’t fill them with acorns.
    I would also like to see in that home with the glass roof- how amazing.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great day.

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  18. Those rain drains come in some very artistic versions as well. I bet this summer if you frequent some of the farmers markets you’ll find some. I’ve seen some made out of copper in bell shapes that are so pretty, especially as the copper changes color from oxidation.

    Have you checked out Queen Anne yet in Seattle? Some darling places there. Oh, and you should definitely check out my local town, historic Snohomish, Washington. There are some adorable quaint and historic Victorian type homes here.

    Just adding to your list of places to see up here. It’s never ending. I love it up here in the Pacific Northwest. Oh, and don’t forget the tulip fields in Mt. Vernon and La Conner next month (April) .

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  19. Hi Melissa,
    Thanks for sharing those pictures with us. My Dad lives only twenty minutes from Gig harbor. He spends his summers there because here in Louisiana its a bit too hot for him. He will be leaving home and head your way around mid June. I miss him so much while he is gone but looking at your pictures I can see why he loves it there so much. In fact he has just bought more property there and wants us to move. Not sure I could stand the cold wet days for too long. If we did move there coming home during the winter would not be an option for us due to my husband having to work,sigh. I will ask him about the chains and see if he has them on his house. Wonder why they dont use gutter’s. Maybe because of snow or the leaves?….. Thanks again for sharing your town and allowing me to see the beauty so far away from us. Take care, Susie

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  20. Wow… those houses are incredible. I feel like I get to see a part of the country I might not otherwise visit. :)

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  21. Oh my! The things you do for us! Take care of yourself out there.

    I enjoyed seeing this charming community and the houses that you selected for us. I really like the first best and, if those chains work, they are far more attractive than downspouts, which are, in my opinion, about the ugliest things to hang off a house ever.

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  22. I was going to answer your question about the chains also! Your mom is on the job! :)

    I loved seeing these houses…I love driving in new areas and finding cute houses….it is fun…I have my kids doing it now – we will be driving along and I will hear “There’s MY house” They love it, and so do I!

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  23. Not really related to this post (although I love the houses), but thanks for visiting my blog. I’ve been a stalker of The Inspired Room so I was excited to see your comment.

    I don’t know what it is about green. I’ve never really liked it before but now I can’t get enough. Good luck on decorating your new house; so much fun!

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  24. I think I’m moving to Gig Harbor! What a gorgeous place. I haven’t been there since I lived in Washington when I was 21…Many Moons ago! Your drive-bys are fabulous!
    Hugs, Susan

  25. I agree Gig Harbor is such a charming town. One day you have to come to our Poulsbo and Bainbridge Island is wonderful to. Clarice

  26. Thanks for the beautiful pictures-what a wonderful place to live-the Pacific Northwest is indeed amazing!

    Don’t know why they don’t use gutters, (perhaps because of heavy snow?) but over here in Central Oregon rain chains are everywhere-and they look so beautiful in the winter time when covered in ice! I love them, and we’re planning on installing some at our house!

    Enjoy exploring your new area!

  27. Before we built our new house that looks old, I would pile our four children, ages six and under, into my old pickup truck and drive around on the dirt backroads looking for old houses to get ideas from. A lot of them were abandoned, so we were able to see the insides too. I would always go first and scope things out just in case there were snakes or rotten floorboards.

    I love exploring and looking at beautiful houses. Beautiful to me is a shabby farmhouse that’s seen much wear and tear. Thanks for sharing houses on the opposite shore from mine!

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  28. OK – I’m pretty sure that gray house is my dream house. It’s beautiful!

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  29. Those homes are charming! We went to Seattle in 2004 and loved it. It was a business trip so didn’t get to see as much as I hoped to, but what I did see was great!

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  30. Is that a sun room? How cool is that?

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  31. Oh how funny you driveby Gig Harbor and I am in Gig Harbor babysitting for a week.

    I love GH.. I have always wanted to live here..and my daughter moved here.. At least I get to come and visit. I love the rain chains also. You can get them that make noise like bells also. Where do you live?

    Joy

  32. I lived in Gig Harbor most of my life and still live close – just across the Narrows Bridge. I plan on moving back one day. The farmers market May thru October is fantastic – check it out.
    The second house is my all time favorite in GH, and I know the dentist who owns it! You have to go by it at Christmas time – gorgeous! There is usually a german shepherd on the roof above the garage!

  33. I’m a huge fan of t your drive buys! The first picture was full of goodies, loved the driveway… so many fun homes,
    LuLu

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  34. Gig Harbor is so charming. I’ve only been there once but would love to return.
    I went away for the weekend with my husband and had a wonderful time being unplugged! We took in a live theatre production which is so different from plugging a movie into the DVD! Both are great in unique ways.

    Lorrie

  35. Your a little ways from my cute little town…Snohomish. It is further up north off I5. But if you get the chance to visit bring your camera…tons of beautiful homes! Great pie and shopping too!

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  36. Matt Thomson says:

    Not sure if you knew it or not, but the first house you profiled is currently for sale. No signs out front as they don’t want a ton of “drive-by’s”, but it’s an amazing home! If you’re ever curious to peek inside, let me know.

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  37. I absolutely love the Puget Sound coastal communities.

  38. I always enjoy your drive-by shots. I was in Portland just two months ago and my friend took me around to some wonderful neighbourhoods. I just love this part of the United States. There was something breezy about the homes there and your pics reminded me of that trip. Thx for sharing them. They’re great!

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  39. It is so exciting to me to see seashore houses on the other side of the country! I had no idea about those chains either, so thank you and your mom for the information. Also, that little green house roof? How cool is that!
    ♥, Susan

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  40. Those are gorgeous pictures, I love that architecture! Thanks for sharing.

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  41. I live in Olympia, in the Historic District, surrounding the Capital buildings. You should do a drive by here someday! There are a lot of beautiful homes and buildings here.

  42. I have a camera in my car for special houses such as these. oh! my dream of owning a shingled house. and the color of the top house is perfect. it’s just so yummy. and to now be moving to anacortes? i could imagine a more perfect locale for a shingled house. some day……
    i love your drive bys. i will be copying you on my blog some day and i will let you know what i find here in salt lake city.

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  43. I just LOVE your drive bys!!! You always find the sweetest houses! I, too loved the stone on the first house and that glass roof thingy is wonderful….I want to go INSIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!

  44. What gorgeous homes and Gig Harbor is so fun to say!

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  45. i love love love that first one…made my mouth fall open! i always want to knock on the door and take a peek inside…even though my husband would fall on the ground if i even got close to the chance!

    looks like a beautiful place you found to reside…can’t wait to see more!

  46. Thanks for the drive by. I love seeing houses.

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  47. Great pics, thats my kind of neighborhood…wow rainchains, havent seen them since i was a kid

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  48. THAT’S MY HOME TOWN!!!
    I grew up in Gig Harbor…
    *sigh*
    I can’t wait to move back.
    I keep reminding myself that I am only temporarily stuck in Seattle… someday I will escape.
    One of the big benefits of the rain chains (besides it’s uniqueness) is that is really a lovely sound. When you CAN hear it, it’s a very quiet trickeling… not the tin-can sound of gutters.

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  49. My husband and I love to do drive bys on Saturday mornings. (with a donut and a cup of Dunkin Donut coffee, of course!) Great finds!

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  50. What a lovely home and area! I dare you, just once: instead of just a driveby, do a walk-up. Knock and ask to take inside photos….ok, I know that’s nuts, but I really want to see the interiors! :) Thanks for sharing all that you do!

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  51. This was sheer delight for me! The first house is beyond wonderful but the second one brought a tear to my eyes…seriously!
    okay a question…do you ask for permission to take pics? I have a few housed that I’m dying to get pics of but I’m afraid someone will call the police thinking I’m casing the “joint” !!!!! (I have a worse case scenario mentality can ya tell???)
    Robin Rane’
    All Things Heart and Home

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  52. I am the same way about charming houses! Gig harbor reminds me of White Bear Lake, Minnesota. We lived in Minnesota for five years, and I never got tired of the boats on the lake. That marina looks similar to the one on Bald Eagle Lake that I remember. So beautiful! I still miss it.

    I’ll get myself lost to look for beautiful houses, too. We have some neat old ones on the main street of the next town. Most of them are shops now, but I like to imagine the families who lived in them back in the day before commerce took over.

    I love your blog! Blessings to you!

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  53. How seriously fun to have new places to explore! I will drive way out of my way to see something new.

    I’ve seen those chains around here too. They are for rain, I believe. I’ve also seen something that looks like the chains but they are little bells hanging…also for the rain. I’ve seen that on some of the french country style homes we have here.

    Keep showing us! It’s so much fun.

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  54. Beautiful homes, Melissa! I am a house spotter too. There is a home, on our route home from the lake, that sits a couple of streets over from the highway. I just catch glimpses through the trees. It’s a Craftsman style bungalow, painted pale yellow. One of these days, I’ll take a little detour and get a quick photo.

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  55. I seriously need to do a trip to Washington this summer. (not just to look at pretty houses…to visit family too!).

    Hmmm…I’m thinking those chains are a good idea. Wonder how difficult it would be to install them. My gutters always overflow.

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  56. You surely do know how to spot them! That sounds like a totally great day! Out with your girls, spotting houses and coffee to top it off!

    It can be fun to learn a new area.

    Thanks for risking your life and limb to bring us these great photos. I did not know about the chains instead of downspouts…And that glass roof…at first I thought that they had a greenhouse on a flat roof.

    Blessings!

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  57. Oh what fun! I love both houses but the brown one was my favorite – I LOVE the deep red of those doors! Fabulous!
    thanks for sharing the fun!
    my hubby and I are thinking of moving to southern WA – and I have been wondering if I would like the architecture and things around there – that area is beautiful!

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  58. I want to move NOW!

  59. Hi Melissa! I just wanted to stop by and tell you how much I have enjoyed your blog over the past few months. I came here from another blog several months ago, and I am completely hooked on you, girl! I love your sense of style and your passion for living.

    I was recently diagnosed with cancer, and have gone through my first chemo treatment. My birthday is today (happy 29th to me!) and I have been loving you telling people to get off of the computer and LIVE, because that is so important!

    Since I was diagnosed, I have wanted to live every moment to the fullest, and it is hard for me to understand it when people just want to hole up and not live their lives!! I jump out of bed every morning now as soon as I am awake, rather than laying in, because I want to soak up as much LIFE as possible! Living is really a beautiful thing, so to anyone reading this, get out there and do it!!

    Thanks for the awesome blog, Melissa, and the inspiring thoughts.

    Carody

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  60. I really like the use of the pavers at the first house. I think if you have have a hardscape, might as well make it as attractive as you can. It appears to be a courtyard rather than a basic driveway. How nice!

    I’ve been doing some “drive-bys” too. I’m looking for front door inspiration. There are so many beautiful houses to see if we just opened up our eyes to all of the details.
    -GSG
    http://GrannySmithGreen.blogspot.com

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  61. nice drive by

    enjoyed my visit

    Sarah
    ABeachCottage

  62. Water AND grey cedar shingles? I. AM. IN. LOVE. Totally.

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  63. I just love all of your “drive – bys”!! However, I need to ask, “have you ever been caught”? I have been know to take pics of homes before.

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  64. Debbykay says:

    What fun! Love the pix of your drivebys. I really liked getting another glimpse of the pacific NW–my daughter lives in Seattle. Your post give me another idea of what it is like where she lives!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Debbykay at Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm

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  65. Great houses and great pictures – what a cool area of the country!! Hugs from a fellow “drive-by photographer” Sharon

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  66. Wow, what a breath of fresh air to look at those photos! The sailboats and the hillsides filled with homes…I can almost smell the air! I’m coveting your new surroundings!

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  67. I love the houses they remind of the houses in North Shore Knoxville TN. Great work!

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  68. Mrs Stipes says:

    Melissa,
    The rain chains are very popular here, as we see lots of rain. The concept comes from Japan, there is much asian influance in Northwest architecture . You will have many great drive bys in this area. Seattle holds many hidden gardens for you to explore as does the Olympic Penninsula . Welcome to the Area.

  69. What a great drive-by! I would love to see that greenhouse thing up there on the roof.

    Kimba

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  70. I love driving through Gig Harbor.

    I totally need that bumper sticker too :)

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  71. My little brother and his family live in Gig Harbor. It is such a gorgeous little town. What a great place to work and raise your family!

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  72. love this drive by…it made me want to put on a striped shirt and boat shoes and go sailing. :)
    my favorite homes are white but then my second favorite are the dark dark gray ones! kind of like kitchens…my favorite is white and my second favorite is black.

    vanilla latte would be so good right now……

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  73. Wow- such a charming place! I once worked with another designer on a movie theatre that was in Gig Harbor- however, never visited. Thanks for sharing your photos!

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  74. Oh my goodness … I can’t believe that I knew anything about houses that you didn’t know. I knew what the chains were for! Of course, it’s probably because it is a “practical” thing instead of a decorating thing. :-)

  75. Great drive-by and so pretty there! My aunt & uncle live there – that first house reminds me of pics I’ve seen. You didn’t happen to be on 67th St., did you?!

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  76. Welcome to Washington! There are lots of great houses, enough drive by material to last you a lifetime.

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  77. I grew up near Gig Harbor (on the Peninsula!). That white house has always been one of my faves, especially at Christmas. I believe that a few years ago they were on the garden tour as well?

    Now I can really appreciate the harbor for it’s beauty, but as a teen, when you’re not allowed to drive across the Narrows by yourself, it was awful! Nothing stays open past 9!

    Tacoma isn’t the best for late nights either, but I love Seattle. However, I enjoy the view of Mt Rainier much more from the South!

    Maggie
    .-= Magchunk´s last blog ..Bridal Shower =-.

  78. Oh Gig harbor! We lived here for a few years & it was heaven. I miss it so much…..thanks for sharing your pic’s. The white house was always one of my fave’s. They always decorate. It looks wonderful on 4th of July, Christmas & when the garden is blooming. Please do more drive by pic’s of this gorgeous town. We have wonderful memories of our time there.

  79. I came across your blog by chance and saw this post about Gig Harbor. I have lived here for my entire life. I am so happy to hear that you all love our little town! Gig Harbor is absolutely beautiful year round! The first house is definitely my favorite house (admittedly, my dream house), and the second is just on the other side of the street and is years older (as you could probably guess). These two houses are right downtown in the heart of the Harbor and have an AMAZING view of the water.

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