We took the Bainbridge Island ferry to meet them when they came in on light rail from SeaTac airport, came back by the ferry, drove the hour home...qith a stop at our favorite Central Market in Poulsbo for provisions.
The next day we headed to the West End of the Olympic Peninsula and Olympic National Park which is on our doorstep to a house we rented for 2 nights in Forks, of Twilight fame (haven't read the books, but...). After dropping our stuff, our first stop in the park was Rialto Beach by LaPush, a favorite of ours.
Our daughter in law has been very ill since last fall and we rejoiced that she finally felt well enough to visit and returned to work part time yesterday with JetBlue airlines. She is a doll!!!! And she makes our son so happy...so we are thrilled!!!
Next day we headed south to the Hoh Rain Forest in Olympic National Park. The Hoh averages 140-200 inches of rain a year and we had dry weather and even some sun!! What a blessing!
Our DIL loved this 5 inch long immature banana slug with the little spider on it's back. The adult banana slugs turn yellow with black spots and can be a foot long. Yep....
You can see why the Twilight books were placed in the rain forest...it is a bit spooky but so lush and green.. Nope...saw no vampires, just otter, deer, elk and eagles.
We then went to Kalaloch beach & finally to Ruby Beach...another 2 of our favorites.
We had a wonderful time and it was a special early Father's Day gift. Hope all the guys know how much they are appreciated.