Before school started, we took a trip to the Olympic Peninsula to relax, see my brother, and pick up my daughter (who’s been working there all summer). I thought I’d share a few of my pics. I absolutely LOVE this area of the country. It’s so green (although they did have yellow lawns this year because of record-low water this summer). Still, compared to Idaho, it’s super green and lush.
Last year, I posted a series of my top 10 reasons I love Washington, so I’ll spare you a rehash. But we did visit some new areas I liked.
This hike to Sol Duc Falls was super pretty. I did it a few years ago with my mom and siblings and there was a lot more water than this year, but it was still very pretty. I love the slot shape of the canyon where the falls are.
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We also drove up to the tippy top northern point of the continental U.S.–Cape Flattery. It was foggy the day we went, so I didn’t get any long range views, but the fog made it quite mysterious looking. Can you imagine a good story set here with the sea caves, fog and eerie forests? Oh yeah!
I also got to spend time at my brother’s new place. He has lots of acreage and the land butts up to the national forest, so we didn’t have to walk far to be in a hidden ravine with a creek grown over with brush and trees. This summer, one of my brother’s horses actually got attacked by a mountain lion near the creek (but don’t worry, Dixie is fine now), so we made noise whenever we went out in the ‘wilderness.’ My brother thinks his horse actually woke up a mountain lion sleeping in one of the trees and that’s why it attacked (because mountain lions don’t usually attack horses). Still scary!
Anyway, my brother offered to let me build a house on his property next to the back creek. It’s very tempting, but so remote that I would have no internet…and no Dairy Queen and no sunshine in the winter. What would you do with the offer?