Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Coupeville Pie and Magic Movies on Whidbey Island

On the first grey Puget Sound Day we've had, we chose to make a small circle down to a lil' town called Coupeville, on Whidbey Island.

The "Old Town" is all 1870's era store fronts. Don't know if it's true or not, but I was told that "Practical Magic" flick was filmed there... you know... the one with the friendly witches? ... uh huh... right... and ocean front property in Arizona, Mountain Cabins in Kansas...

*The Coupeville Grain Wharf*
Don't know if it was just a small harbor town or if they did any fishing here... but I do know, you can't walk down the stony beach 'thout crunchin' clams and mussels!

The clouds blew away while we had a late lunch at the Mosquito Fleet Chili and Pies establishment...

It's a lil' tricky finding the place... It's on the water side of the street... just look for this lil' gate... hope the sign is turned to OPEN... and go down the steps...

Had a BIG bowl of Chili and a suh-Wheet piece of Raspberry and Peaches pie... walked out pot bellied for sure...

'Course, that means ya gotta take at least a small walk around town to settle that for the drive home to the Marina...

It's got kind of a nice, relaxed atmosphere down in there... Not quite the "rope the touristas and drag 'em" in mentality...

... and it is a picturesque sort of a place to spend an hour or two pokin' around...


*Coupeville Washington Resident*

Then, when the sun came out... we decided that the "Feel" of the place changed. Strange... the atmosphere was Old Timey fishing village when it was Cloudy/Misty feeling...and somehow different when it got all sunny! :) What a whiner huh?

Mid September... and the coast doesn't get cold enough... quick enough, to get a lot of color I think...

*A Coupeville, Washington Maple*

So... I Think it looks like we're hitching up today... and pullin' inland a bit... to maybe start hunting for Fall Color in the Northern Rockies...

Fall, September, is a pretty fine time in Yellowstone... The crowds are gone, it's mostly quiet, the weather is Usually good... and since we're needful of being in Denver again in Mid October... it looks like we're rolling that-a-way...

To The Rockies
Brian

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love all the flowers! Beautiful!


Snackmaster and Jan

Whatsnewell? said...

We have friends who live on the outskirts of Coupeville whom we visit once a year. We love Whidbey Island, and the Deception Pass area where you have been recently. Old Town Coupeville is better when it is overcast. We will be spending part of next summer in our coach on Whidbey Island (we start fulltiming in January!).

Gaelyn said...

Arizona had beach front property about 300 million years ago.

Steve said...

Yes, Practical Magic was filmed there. My sister worked on the film. She had some interesting stories to tell about the set that was built and the house they worked in.