Episode IX

If you have been reading this blog, you can tell I do not proof read it prior to publishing. I have gone back to correct some minor spelling and grammatical errors. Saying this, I probably need to go back and take a 4th grade English class. Anyway, I'm sure you knew what I meant to say. We woke up at the (rest stop) and did some back tracking to the 101 to drive the Olympic loop. Our first stop was in Aberdeen to pick up additional provisions and gas at Safeway.

As we were arriving in downtown Aberdeen, Rochelle spotted a Star Wars mural. It was attached to a full on Star Wars Store 'Sucher & Sons Star Wars Shop'. We did go back to shop, unfortunately it didn't open for another hour and a half. We continued on to the 101. We also knew that we only had a couple of days to drive the loop and wanted to make sure we had a chance to experience as much as possible.

Once we entered the Olympic National Forest, we pulled in to check out the Quinault Rain Forest. We took a short Hike and admired the ancient trees and was able to see the World's Largest Spruce with a circumference of 58 feet, 11 inches, diameter of 18 feet, 9 inches and 191 feet tall.


We also wanted to check out the Hoh Rain Forest, we didn't expect the delay. The ranger said that they have been full all summer, it took over an hour and a half to get to the visitor center. Was it worth the wait? you be the judge.

We spent all most another couple of hours on the trails, draped moss, towering trees, and blankets of ferns was all so incredible.







We drove out of the park and continued the loop until we arrived at Rialto Beach which was a great spot to sit and view the ocean.

It was getting late, and we needed to get to somewhere that had cell signal so we could figure out where to stay for the night. iOverlander found us a great spot in the Olympic National Forest. A quick drive up a one lane road to a clearing in the forest. A few campers had already picked out their spots and we picked out one of our own. Goodnight.


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