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Birthday at Pintails Lodge

By Wendy Thomas
Published: 03/06/24 Topics: Dog Friendly, Family, Hood Canal, Interviews Comments: 0

Heather, an elopement photographer from Seattle, wanted to celebrate her birthday with family and friends.  She and her husband, their toddler, her childhood best friend, and her two rescue dogs headed up to Port Ludlow for a vacation.
 
The Port Townsend area has a special place in her heart, as it’s where she and her husband got engaged.  It’s not their first time staying in Port Ludlow and they know and enjoy how quiet and restful it is. She chose to stay at Port Ludlow Vacation Rentals company, a member of the Vortex VIP lodging managers group.
 
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VIP: What made you come out to Pintails Lodge for your birthday?
 
Heather: We chose it because it was dog friendly, it was on the water, it looked so cozy and inviting, and it’s close to Port Townsend.  
 
VIPs: Glad you thought it looked cozy and inviting!  Was it that way in real life compared to the pictures?  
 
Heather: It was.  It was so welcoming, well appointed, it had great energy, it was cozy, and we loved the water views.
 
We also hadn’t known about the carriage house.  It was such a great set up for us.  My best friend stayed there, and my toddler didn’t wake her in the morning.  The floor plan was great.
 
VIP: What activities did you do while you were in town?
 
Heather: This trip we just chilled together after a really busy season, but the next time I come down I’m bringing my paddle board.
 
VIP: You have your own paddle board?
 
Heather: I really love paddle boarding.  Because the house is right on the water, I’ll bring my own and I’ll be able to go paddle boarding as much as I would like.
 
VIP: Sounds like a great plan!  I hope even without the paddle board you left your vacation feeling relaxed and rested?
 
Heather: Oh my goodness, yes.
 
VIP: You said “the next time”.  Do you think you’ll come back?
 
Heather: We’re already planning to book again with my parents in May or June.
 
VIP: Thanks, Heather!  Can’t wait to have you back again.

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Author: Wendy Thomas – Pintails Lodge, Pintails Lodge
Blog #: 0981 – 03/06/24

Sponsor: Pintails Lodge – Picture yourself sitting back with your eyes closed - the gentle sea breeze blowing through your hair. The faint call of the elegant pintail ducks waivers in and out of your earshot as the sweet and salty smell of the sun hitting the bay wafts across your face. Sit on the veranda overlooking the marina and enjoy the sailboats puttering out toward the crystal blue waters of the Puget Sound, almost weightless in the calm waters. The sunlight dances on the surface and shimmers like gold. – (Click here for Pintails Lodge)

Yuka's First Trip to Hi-Tide Resort

By Wendy Thomas
Published: 01/25/24 Topics: Aberdeen Washington, Dog Friendly, Hi-Tide Resort, Interviews, Moclips Beach WA, Ocean Shores WA, Vacation Comments: 2

For 33 years, Michael Muller, from Edmonds, worked for the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife.  So naturally, when he wants to take a weekend away, he heads out to the coast.

Visiting Moclips for the first time, he came to Hi-Tide Resort in October 2023, hoping to avoid the crowds but still have the great weather the coast can provide.

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Hi-Tide: What brought you out to the coast?
 
Michael: I wanted to visit with friends in the area.  I saw Hi-Tide was there, and I could bring my Husky/Malamute mix, Yuka.  I was debating about going to Lake Cushman or the coast, and I decided I wanted to get Yuka out to the ocean.
 
Hi-Tide: What did you do while you stayed with us?
 
Michael: We did a lot of exploring of the area.  We also enjoyed the solitude and quiet of the beach.  Yuka was a busybody on the dunes.  At night, I loved looking up at the stars and I could see the crabbers with their lights on way out in the water.  The weather was perfect, since it was the tail end of summer and it was still warm.
 
Hi-Tide: Were you upset there was no razor clamming during your visit?
 
Michael: No.  It’s hard to keep track of Yuka and dig for clams at the same time.  I talked to other people at the resort about it and liked that there was a cleaning station right there for people to use.  Not many places have that.  
 
Razor clams are one of my favorites, though.  I stopped at Duffy’s in Aberdeen on my way out to the coast.  They were some of the best razor clams I’ve had.  
 
Hi-Tide: What was the best part about your stay?
 
Michael: On our first day there I discovered that Yuka would not go up the stairs.  I had to carry her the few tries we went up those stairs. I called the front desk and Jerry there was able to get us moved to a ground floor unit within an hour of my phone call.  
 
Hi-Tide: Would you come back to Hi-Tide?
 
Michael: Absolutely!  I’d like to come back at about the same time of year later this year.  I’d like to take my daughter and granddaughter, and Yuka’s littermate Kavic.   
 

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Author: Wendy Thomas – Hi-Tide Resort, Hi-Tide Resort
Blog #: 0973 – 01/25/24

Sponsor: Hi-Tide Resort – Hi-Tide Resort is a 32 unit condominium complex directly on Moclips Beach on the Coast of Washington State. For reservations Hi-Tide-Resort.com 360-276-0000. Open everyday of the year. – (Click Here for Hi-Tide's site)