Olympic National Park
D&M and I took a side trip to Olympic National Park before leaving the Pacific Northwest after my meeting, and wow - what an incredible place. ONP is a short 2.5 hour drive from downtown Seattle, and here, you can see it all - majestic mountains, ocean, and rainforest.
The Hoh rainforest is a temperate rainforest - the stuff of fairy tales, swathed in soft, lush, mysterious green. Climbing over hundred-year old fallen giants covered in new growth is a gentle reminder of the unending cycle of life and death that occurs continually within us and around us. It's a reminder to that we are lucky to exist at any given moment, and that we are all merely one small part of a vast, unfolding process.
We stayed at the beautiful George Washington Inn in Port Angeles. Dan and Janet are kind, gracious hosts, and their home is a peaceful respite. Set on a bluff overlooking the Strait of San Juan de Fuca, the views and the property are simply stunning:
I'm truly grateful for time with D&M and will always treasure this experience. I hope you've enjoyed the beauty of Olympic National Park. To see more from our trip, please visit the travel gallery. If you'd like an itinerary on how to make the most of ONP in 2-3 days, feel free to email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always, thanks for reading.