Red Lion Hotel Olympia
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... two temperate rain forests. Whew! No wonder that it is also a World Heritage Site. The van and I took a nice ferry ride to the northernmost part and then proceeded to have a really great time. Mount Olympus is like a mini version of Mt. Rainier, only 6 glaciers and just short of 8,000 ft.. It is also non-volcanic. The surrounding meadows were full of wildflowers. I had my first good looks at the Pacific ocean while here. Kind of ...
... free cupcakes.
After being here for just over a month and not having really experienced any of the beautiful landscape surrounding the city I wasn't going to squander anymore of the rare rain free days any longer. The day after Natefest I decided I would find an awesome hiking trail somewhere and settled on Olympia National Park to go for a hike up to an old abandoned railway bridge which just happened to also be the second ...
... lever bridge in the USA. Very high, long and impressive. This was our next destination as we crossed the mighty Columbia and on to our 2nd state, Washington. From here we followed the coast west to the mouth of the Columbia River a treacherous and sometimes downright suicidal opening. For this reason there were two large lighthouses not far apart. We visited both and they were equally impressive jutting out over the pacific ocean. The walk to both was ...
My wonderful Aunt Didi (Diane) has a wonderful best friend, whom I've only met once as an adult & whom I immensely enjoyed talking to. Her name is Vickie & her daughter's name is Cara. Cara and I have become Facebook friends, as we'd been told we had many similarities (including a love for football.) Well, they just so happen to live in Olympia (Washington's capitol, if you don't know.) As I was already planning on being in the area to go to ...
Weather: cold, dark, gloomy, rainy, foggy, windy
We decided to take a ferry to Washington. After getting advice from a few people, we opted for the Vancouver Island to Anacortes, WA ferry which sails across Puget Sound. The ferry left Sidney (just north of Victoria) at noon and we thought we would be in Anacortes about 1:30 leaving a couple hours to drive to a campground.
Well, about an hour into the crossing there ...