We are finally home. We took a four hour trip and turned it into twelve hours by driving around the perimeter of the Olympic Peninsula.
Our first stop on our journey home was the Hoh Visitor Center in the heart of the Olympic National Park.
Did you know the rainforest on the Olympic Peninsula receives 140 inches of rain a year? That is a lot! You can imagine the how green everything was. The trees are huge.
Ten miles down the road from the Hoh Visitor Center was Forks where we stopped for lunch. By the way, Forks does not have much of anything. The only fast food restaurant was Subway, but if you want to go on a Twilight Tour or Big Foot Tour there are lots of those around.
Another hour down the road and we drove through La Push and hit the 2nd Rialto Beach. The beaches on the northern end of the peninsula are more rocky than where we vacationed at so there is a better chance of seeing some sea creatures that get left behind in the tidal pools.
It was so nice to finally head over Stevens Pass and drive back into Leavenworth. Our weather the whole week was awesome. Sunshine every day and mild, comfortable temps. Unfortunately, it is grey, rainy and cold back at home. Tomorrow marks the first official day of summer and I am ready for it to start.