Here is the run down:
Friday morning, we loaded our car very full and drove to Whidbey Island where we caught a ferry over to the Olympic Peninsula. We drove across the Peninsula over to the coast where we camped in the Mora Campground, right near Forks and La Push. We spent Friday afternoon walking around and enjoying the beach. We had the best weather of the trip that afternoon, with sun breaking out while we were on the beach. Delicious tin foil dinners and s'mores rounded off the evening!
Saturday, we drove about an hour and a little more to the rain forest. Which didn't look that different. And didn't allow dogs out of the campground or picnic areas because they are "natural enemies of all living things". We all looked at Lucy hiccuping next to us and laughed. Then we spent some time wandering around the picnic area and campground and saw some elk and deer and moss covered trees. Very exciting. Then we got in our car and drove back to our own campground, where we lazed around the campground eating fancy bread, corn on the cob, fire baked salmon, and veggies. Oh and some more s'mores.
Sunday we watched some surfers on the beach at La Push and drove home. Stopping frequently for coffee and chip breaks. We felt quite exhausted by the time we got home. Wonderful trip!
|We may have been looking at porpoises right at this moment.|
|Lucy does get a little bit overwhelmed with all of the attention.|
|Andrew loves this picture. And I need a better caption.|
|Andrew and Winn got really into rock stacking.|
|Mary, Lucy, and I watched and slept.|
|Lucy did get cold sitting around camp in the evenings and wanted to either be in someone's lap (most preferable) or wrapped up in a blanket.|
|Andrew on fire duty.|
|Mary and Winn with this gem of a statue that we saw along side the road.|