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Greetings from Gig Harbor, Washington!

Gig Harbor is a quiet little town located about 150 miles north of Vancouver. Gig Harbor sits along the south Puget Sound and claims to be the gateway to the Olympic Penninsula.

Our first stop in Gig Harbor was at El Pueblito Mexican restaurant. During her research of Gig Harbor, Mumzies learned El Pueblito has chilaquiles. If you have seen our video in Walla Walla, Washington, then you know that chilaquiles are Mumzies favorite dish. Papa didn’t put up too much resistance either, as he also loves good Mexican food. El Pueblito is also known for its chips and salsa. It has been said that people will go there just for the chips and salsa. We can verify the claims are true, El Pueblito is an excellent restaurant. Not only are the chips and salsa worth going there, but the other dishes are worth it as well.

El Pueblito Mexican Restaurant
El Pueblito Chilaquiles
El Pueblito Burrito
El Pueblito Burrito Close-Up

After our delicious lunch, we walked through some of the small stores and out to the marina before Mumzies found Susanne’s Bakery. If you’ve seen any of our videos, then you know Mumzies has a great big sweet tooth. Unfortunately it was too late in the afternoon and the bakery had been pretty well picked over in the pastry department, but Mumzies was able to find a cookie that would do the trick of satisfying her sugary craving.

Mumzies Shopping
Harbor Home Creations
Gig Harbor Marina
Pickers Northwest
Business in Gig Harbor
Susannes Bakery
Susanne's Bakery Cookie

Our final stop of the day in Gig Harbor was at the Harbor Historical Museum. The museum has some very interesting exhibits explaining the history of Gig Harbor and the surrounding area. They also have the historic video of the nearby Tacoma Narrows Bridge. Back in 1940, just a few months after the bridge was completed and opened, winds caught the bridge at just the right (or wrong, actually) speed and angle causing the bridge to buckle and then collapse. The museum is also in the process of restoring a fishing boat named Shenandoah. Museum visitors can walk through the ship and see what it’s like aboard the fishing vessel.

Harbor History Museum
HHM Fisherman Statue
HHM Fox Island
HHM Shenendoah
HHM Mail
HHM Life On The Sound
HHM Tacoma Narrows Bridge
HHM Galloping Gertie
HHM Croatian Immigrants

We had a great time in Gig Harbor. It seems like it is such a peaceful little town and everyone we met was very friendly.

Watch the video below to see more of our day in Gig Harbor. Check it out!

Best wishes,

Mumzies & Papa