We took a loop around Olympic National Park, catching glimpses of rivers and following endless trees and mountains covered in snow. The trip lasted the entire day. Our first stop was in Sequim, where I believe the men from the Boys in the Boat book were born and raised. We stopped at Railroad Bridge Park and snapped photos of the Dungeness River Bridge.

Next was Port Angeles and then on to Lake Crescent. The water was clear and green and I could have spent hours contently sitting on the bank. But we continued on to La Push where, upon entering the town, there's a sign that reads, "Treaty Line. No vampires beyond this point." (For those who've read and/or seen the Twilight films.) The beach at La Push looks straight out of the Goonies, as did our next stop (and my favorite of the two) at Ruby Beach. We crawled over rocks and miraculously managed to not fall into the water as the tide began to get higher. Ruby Beach was a place where I'd have liked to have spent more time and would have been the perfect spot for a camp fire.

The next few hours were spent driving back to Seattle, with some places pretty and others not so much. Note: We drove through Forks (also featured in Twilight) and it was extremely unimpressive and I would not recommend going out of your way to see this place. Not a cute town. Before reaching Seattle, we stopped in Olympia and ate takeout from Chipotle at a park near the capitol. Overall, it was a quiet day (hardly anyone on the roads) and the beaches were definitely worth the drive.

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