Next Stop: Sumner, Washington
Okay, I have to admit, I like this little town. Two of my favorite shops are located here, Folkart Gatherings and The New England Saltbox, they have everything you need for primitive home decor. The shop keeps are pleasant and the pricing is fair. The old part of Sumner is located on Main Street and it packs a lot into that street. It has Antique shops, Primitive & Folkart shops, and quite a few restaurants with down home food all within an easy walking distance. Sumner is a little over 34 miles from Seattle going south. Easiest route from Seattle would be the I5 South to I405 to WA-167 South to WA-410 East and take the East Main St exit. The town has festivals and art & wine walks through out the year including their Rhubarb Festival in July. Sumner has more than 9400 people living within its boundaries. In 1853 Sumner was settled and was known as Stuck Junction. The town was finally platted in 1883 and in 1891 was incorporated with its new name of Sumner. I would encourage a visit, I know I visit Sumner about 10 or more times a year!