Good afternoon everyone! Long time no see! Things have been pretty quiet on the home front and I think after all the years of being a hermit has finally broken me, and I have to start getting out more. COVID stuck some cord in me and I just haven’t left the house much, after so many years just sitting at home became the norm. I don’t do well just sitting around so I finally planned my first real trip in years, to see my best friend in Washington! So Friday Labor Day weekend, I finally boarded a plane, and off I went! Krise was determined for me to see as much of the state as possible, and I think we got it well covered. There is so much to share from my trip, that I decided to break things up by each day of adventure.
On our first day out we hit the Pacific Coast! While heading over to the coast from Lacey, we were to pass through Aberdeen so I got to check off a bucket list stop. We visited both Kurt Cobain Memorial Park and stopped by his childhood home.
Next up we hit Ocean Shore for some beach fun! I got to knock off some more bucket list items here, one put my feet in the Pacific Ocean and two, I got to drive on the beach! While I have lived in the south and spent my life at Gulf Coast beaches with their crisp white sands, I loved the vibe at Ocean Shore way more. It wasn’t crowded at all, the water was cool, and the waves were just gorgeous! Certainly different from what I am used to and I loved it all!
Before we left Ocean Shore, we stopped at Sharky’s for some souvenirs and then had lunch at Galway Bay Irish Pub. I had the most delicious corned beef sandwich ever! Once we were full we made our way up to Highway 101 to take in more sites of the Pacific Ocean. I just loved all the little stop-off points that had some of the most gorgeous natural beach views!
As we continued up the coast we drove through Forks and though Twighlight came out many years ago, there was clearly love in this town for all of it’s movie fame. Our last stop was La Push Beach, again some more Twilight love is located here. This place was just absolutely stunning! It was certainly more crowded than I would have liked but tons of beauty so worth the crowds.
On our way back home, we drifted more inland and passed around Lake Crescent. Another beautiful location!
To close out the day we stopped off at El Puerto do Angeles for dinner with another lovely view. This was the first time I ever saw a Mexican Pizza offered at a Mexican Restaurant so naturally I had to try that!
I forget how many miles we logged that day but I totally think it was worth every one! We saw so much beauty and knocked off so many items on my bucket list! I can certainly see why land is so expensive here and why so many love to call Washington home. On just my first day, I was in love! Thank you so much for stopping by today and I will see you all again soon!