Port Townsend’s Elevator Ice Cream at 627 Water Street is a must visit when we are in the area. They have made their own ice cream since 1977. I had one of their four favorite flavors — Ginger with real piece of ginger. Their other three most popular flavors are Swiss Orange Chocolate Chip, Amaretto Hazelnut and Espresso Chip.
Model homes invite folks to imagine a different, more orderly life and this one at McLendon’s Hardware, 1015 N Pearl St Tacoma, WA 98406, is no exception. I was pleased when McLendon’s decided to open its 7th location and their first new store in 13 years in Tacoma. They are well known for having unusual stock and a can do attitude! Although they didn’t have the specialty item I was seeking, they searched all over to find it for me. McLendon’s website is here.
The building was constructed as a Pay n Pak, then became a Ernst, then a Saar’s (groceries) and now McLendon’s.