I started this post a week ago. Guess I should finally finish it. Here's a map for reference.
The drive up was great. There was a stop at the outlet malls in Centralia where I scored two pair of jeans for the low, low price of $7.97 each and a quick lunch. We drove up to Olympia and then headed northwest along the Hood Canal for quite a ways and had pretty mountain views.
Once we were settled in and had some air in the air mattress we headed up to Hurricane Ridge. I had no idea this place even existed, (I mean, I knew there were mountains, but I didn't know about this amazing place to take it all in) but my husband always does his homework before we travel and he had it all planned out. Oh my goodness, Olympic National Park is beautiful. I'll let the pictures do the talking. . .
The Strait of Juan de Fuca and Victoria, BC, is behind us. You can get there by ferry out of Port Angeles.
We kind of have a tradition (that I often forget about) of having someone take a picture of us from behind. We have one from our engagement pictures. We have one on our honeymoon of us walking on the beach. (The guy thought I was a wacko when I asked him to take that particular picture.) We have one on our first anniversary at the ocean, and I'm sure there are a few more somewhere. Now we have one of us at Hurricane Ridge.