Pacific Beach Inn
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... And there were rickety wooden bridges to drive over too.
The Lodge we stayed at was very beautiful and rustic, which helped support the ambiance of
being in the middle of a forest. The creaking of the stairs to the second floor brought back many members of sneaking up the stairs as a child--trying to avoid making any noise at all in the dead of night.
I enjoyed our insect filled journey to the waterfalls and up ...
... so next time?
We arrived at the hotel, went to the Quinault Ranger Station, got stamps for our passports, as well as the Olympic sticker, and asked where we could find waterfalls. She mentioned that there were two within a drive-able distance from the lodge, so we thought "awesome" and headed along our merry way there.
The first waterfall was maybe ten or so minutes from the lodge on highway 101 called Merriman Falls.The falls plunge over about forty feet of ...
Today's focus was enjoying ourselves. In this theme, I didn't take many photos. We biked from just beyond Queets to Lake Quinault where we enjoyed being waited upon at a local pizzeria and reclined on the beach at Lake Quinault. We decided to wait until morning to explore the Temperate Rainforest Trail and surrounding region Along our travels we met ...
... find water. I asked an older couple if there was any water availability at the park and they asked if we wanted Gatorade or water. They ended up unloading their snacks on us as they were flying out the next morning and claimed they would just be "throwing them away." Ruby beach was misty, cold and somber. It was to date my favorite beach for its beauty and serenity. The beach had subtle overtones of blue, gray, and green accenting ...
... stopping at the Hoh rainforest for lunch. We took a short stroll through the woods to the river and back here too, admiring the lush greenery all around.
The drive itself was pretty stunning too, through forests, alongside lakes and rivers. If it is all this beautiful as we go along, then we aren't going to get bored no matter how long the drives are!
Along the way, we passed through a town called Forks, which Sophie remembered from ...