The week before Easter I went on a little road trip with some friends to the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State.
It’s funny how you take your own backyard for granted! I’d been thinking and dreaming of visiting the Olympic Peninsula National Park for years, but since it’s mere hours away from home I’d always brushed it aside as being something you could do any time. No time like the present, right?
Jordan and I took off a couple of days before Judi and Cotty (my partners in crime from my previous road trip this year) and we really lucked out with the weather. Two days of spectacular sunshine and sunsets that words simply cannot describe. Then the weather took a turn and proved itself worthy of the moniker “the wet coast.”
We were gone a total of 5 nights and that is just enough time to drive around the entire peninsula. If you want to linger in certain places (and trust me, you will) give yourself at least a week to be safe. There’s a lot to explore here – rain forests, beaches and did you know a certain vampire movie was set in the town of Forks right here on the peninsula? That’s probably the least interesting thing about this area, but noteworthy nonetheless.
Oh, and if you do visit the Olympic Peninsula? Don’t forget your rain gear Seriously.