This October Justin and I took a trip to Seattle and the Olympic peninsula for our anniversary. We were able to visit with our friends the Tiberis and Hannah Gordon. Since i was a kid, I have always wanted to visit Olympic National Park. It’s one of America’s most diverse national parks, boasting mountains, scenic valleys, beautiful driftwood beaches, and rain forests. Needles to say it was BEAUTIFUL! Here are some pictures from our trip. Ok lots of pictures.
Public Market at Pikes Place. In love!
Theo's organic chocolate.
Le Panier french bakery. Best éclairs i have ever had!! Heavenly...
Pain Au Chocolate for Breakfast
Daliahs $1.00 a stem
Everything was so vibrant. I could go there everyday!
On to the Olympic peninsula. Ferry ride+1 hour drive gets us to Port Angeles
On the road to Port Angeles. Beautiful sunny day.
Port Angeles. We got lucky. There was a Dungeness crab festival going on when we arrived.
Dungeness crab cake. yum!
Next we headed up to Hurricane Ridge
Justin before we headed out on our hike
On to the tiny town of Forks, WA
Had to take this picture as a Twihard
Forks tourist attraction before Twilight
Hoh Rainforest/Hall of Mosses
Justin at the giant sitka spruce
Hall of Mosses
Local wildlife. We heard lots of elk while we were hiking, but we never got to see them
La Push, 1st, and Rialto Beaches
La Push. Name originates from La Bouche. French for mouth.
1st beach. I was definitely amazed by how powerful the Pacific was. These two dogs followed us everywhere that day.
Ellen creek at Rialto beach. We didn't factor in having to cross this.
Seastacks at Rialto beach
Tidepools. I was soooo excited about these!