On Saturday morning, we got up, hit up La Panier to get food for the road, and headed to the rental car place. We got our car and headed out to the Olympic Peninsula to see Olympic National Park. There are a couple of different ways you can get to the Oympic Peninsula... some, including iphone maps favorite options, involve taking a ferry. We decided against the ferry route for a few reasons and just drove on down and around through Tacoma.
Olmpic National Park is huge. It's really three parks in one, because there are mountains, rain forests, and beaches. You need multiple days to see the park, not only because of it's size, but because many of the roads have a 35 mph speed limit, an issue that we failed to factor accordingly for.
Here is a map to give you a better idea of where the park is...
Let me take a minute to say, that our plans were full on crazy...CRAZY in all caps really. The park ranger looked at us like we were nuts, but we were determined, so we made the plans to do the following:
(1) Hurricane Ridge
(2) Marymere Falls near Crescent Lake
(3) Hoh Rain Forest
(3) some beaches