Since last week we managed to see and do a few things. Linda & I took a drive through Sequim (pronounced skwim) and Port Angeles. These are nice coastal towns with plenty of shopping. Sequim has Walmart and Costco, and some other major chain retailers. Port Angeles has more local retailers. We still prefer Port Townsend for it's quaint downtown charm and historical Victorian architecture. We also went to a place called Lake Crescent. It's located within the Olympic National Park. We visited the Lake Crescent Lodge for a nice lunch and went on a great hike to Marymere Falls. On another day, Linda took the Kingston Ferry to Edmonds, where her friend Rebecca met her. They enjoyed the afternoon shopping at some real nice places. While she was visiting, I stayed in the Olympic Peninsula and explored some of the coastal towns nearby. I stumbled upon the Naval UnderSea Museum in a town called Keyport. It was really cool to see the evolution of the submarine, Navy Scuba gear, mines and torpedoes. Later that day, I took the Bainbridge Ferry to Seattle where Linda and I met Rebecca and Russ for dinner at Ivar's Acres of Clams. It was great seeing them again!
|Sunrise outside our front window...Yeah, Sunrise on the West Coast...We're actually on a peninsula. The sun rises on one side, and sets on the other.|
|This is the beach across from the campground. Point Wilson Lighthouse is in the background|
|One of the walking bridges on the way to Marymere Falls|
|Climbing the steps to the Falls|
|Marymere Falls near Lake Crescent. It's located in the Olympic National Park|
|View of Lake Crescent from the restaurant inside the Lake Crescent Lodge|
|Seattle skyline view from the Ferry|