Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Olympic National Park - Day One

Monday morning we headed across to the Washington peninsula. This included a ride on a ferry! How fun!! This was our first of several ferry rides for the week. It was a very cool and windy day so Aiden and I spent most of our time inside.He thought it was cool to watch the water go by.On our quest to hit all the National Parks, we visited Olympic National Park. The Visitor Center in Port Angeles was one of the best we'd been to. It had lots of displays and even a kids' play room. We had planned to visit Hurricane Ridge, but on the day we visited you had to have snow chains on your tires. There were drifts of snow up to 10 feet in some places! So we enjoyed a beautiful drive around Lake Crescent. Amazingly still water with majestic mountains in the background. God sure did create some amazing places!Outside of the park, we drove to Cape Flattery, the northwestern most point of the continental USA. The trail was about 3/4 mile long and looked nice and roomy at the trailhead. We had a jogging stroller for Aiden, so off we went. About halfway down the jogging stroller was no longer an option as the path narrowed. So, we ditched it and Aiden walked the rest of the way. Such a trooper! The view was breathtaking!
We headed to Forks, WA (home of the Twilight series) to spend the night. From there we toured the rest of the peninsula.

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