Friday, October 2, 2009

Friday My Town Shoot Out: Building Study

This week I headed down the coast a few miles to Tokeland, Washington to shoot the historic Tokeland Hotel. Rather than confine myself to my teeny, tiny town, I use my school district area for shoot-outs. That gives me a few more opportunities and keeps you from having to see the same places over and over. Tokeland is at the south end of our district and is located on Willapa Bay. The hotel is said to be haunted but I didn't catch any ghosts staring out of those windows on my shoot-out. Click here to get more information on the hotel: http://www.tokelandhotel.com/home.html
Thanks for stopping by My Town...I appreciate your comments!
Oh, yeah...I almost forgot that this is where my husband almost proposed :) We had dinner in the restaurant and his plan was to propose but the hostess put us at a table right next to people we knew...and the rest of the restaurant was empty!!! Mike chickened out and I figured my suspicions were wrong. He ended up asking me during a Sportscenter commercial later that evening. I have since forgiven him ;) It is funny, though, because fourteen years later our life revolves around sports (he coaches HS football, JH basketball, elementary basketball and Little League baseball so I guess it was an omen.

19 comments:

Pauline said...

What a delightful building and I found your photos equally delightful! Thank you.

Rebecca said...

I love places like that!

GingerV said...

what a sweet homey looking place. loved the shot of the back with the small wooden porch. reminds of another era.

~JarieLyn~ said...

The hotel is ver pretty and well kept. I like it. Great post.

Mary said...

Thanks for featuring the hotel. It's an outstanding building.

Linda said...

I love the country features of the Tokeland Hotel. The pictures and angles you managed are wonderful and highlight the beauty of the building. Thank you for sharing and congratulations on your engagement!
WoW!!!!!!!! =D

Bagman and Butler said...

The tokeland hotel...has me singing the old song, "One toke over the line, Sweet Jesus, one toke over the line." Great shoot.

Doreen said...

looks like a great place and you have special memories to go along with it. have a fantastic weekend!!

A Scattering said...

Cool building! It's nice to have the "almost proposal" memory. You are obviously a woman with a lot of patience, lol! Have a great weekend.

GigiSxm said...

aww cute almost proposal story.

REDLAN said...

Thanks for sharing the Tokeland Hotel. I can say, it's cool to be a part of this photo around the world group because I can travel and see the beautiful views of the world. Just like this hotel. It looks unique and different from the hotels here in my country. It looks like a real home. It's like a home away from home.

Jen said...

Carrie, these are beautiful. You did a really great job revealing the beauty of this building.

What a great spot for a proposal! And, what a funny proposal story, your guy sounds like a total sweetie.

Isn't it cute how men's egos are SO delicate?

Denise said...

thanks for sharing the great pics and special memories.

J9 said...

What a cool hotel - have you stayed there, and are the rooms cozy?

Ellisa said...

Thank you for sharing a little part of your area. It looks like a cozy place to stay!

Ann said...

You didn't stay overnight to photograph some guests of the old?

Kathryn Magendie said...

*laughing!* at the proposal!

That is a cute hotel, haunted or not!

GingerV said...

Carrie, have you been reading the entry about changes on the TownBlogger site? can you send me a short paragragh about why you picked silhouettes for the topic this week, if you cound get it to me tonight or early tomorrow I'll post it and maybe will help give people ideas.

Chef E said...

Oh, another old hotel! I love these, so full of life and old mystery...