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Olympic

1 Sep

Maybe it’s because I thought fall was here, and then it became ridiculously hot and muggy again today. Or maybe I’m just tired of being in a house where everything is out of place and there is sheetrock dust all over, but I really want to go back here!

 

Usually once I’ve been somewhere, I want to find a new place for our next vacation, but I could go back to WA every year! Maybe we’ll take our little girlie with us next year?

Our Trip to Seattle

26 Feb

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.

Seattle Skyline

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!

love

Next we headed up to Hurricane Ridge

Justin before we headed out on our hike

Hurricane Ridge

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

Hoh river

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.

See 🙂

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!