We are trying a slightly different take on this popular mother’s day drive this year. A gorgeous run through Hood Canal, some of Western Washington's most beautiful country. This run has it all, a ferry ride, tasty cider, quaint townships, fresh shellfish, and more! This is a great run to have a passenger to snap pics on. We'll be making stops along the way to take in the sights, and to get those precious snapshots. A reminder to dress for the weather, which can go from dry to rainy quickly; so bring appropriate jackets and attire. This is a fun and popular run, so don’t miss it!
Where to meet:
North end MINIs: Meet at PCC Edmonds ( 9803 Edmonds Way, Edmonds, Washington 98020) at 7:45 AM. At 8:15 we will depart PCC to get in line for the ferry. Ferry leaves at 8:50 to head over to Kingston. Arrival at The Grub Hut - 11130 NE State Hwy 104, Kingston, WA 98346 at 9:30 to meet up with the Southenders. Do not forget to bring money for the ferry.
South end MINIs: A drive over to the Grub Hut- 11130 NE State Hwy 104, Kingston, WA 98346. Plan to arrive by 9:30 am.
Stops, breaks, and photo ops include:
-Finnriver Farm and Cidery
Hama Hama Oyster Saloon
35846 US-101, Lilliwaup, WA 98555
Another reason this run is so popular; a chance to have fresh oysters in a beautiful setting!
If you are not a shellfish fan, Just a short drive down the road in Hoodsport, WA, there are several other options, including Pizza, Burgers, Mexican, etc.
What to bring should you bring:
-Your favorite mom! Or just a friend, family, or adventurous navigator (not required for this drive, come solo if you like)
-FRS Radio set to channel 7.21. Come early if you need to borrow or help setting your radio channels. We’ll use the radios to communicate turns & keep in touch during the drive.
-A camera, there will be plenty of scenery worth capturing
-Sunglasses, sunscreen, hats & comfortable shoes or if weather dictates, sweaters, jackets & umbrellas.
-Water & snacks for the drive
-A full tank of gas in your MINI!
-Money for the Ferry, cider and lunch.