This part of the Olympic National Park was so…quaint. Everything about it reminded me of “the olden days”. It isn’t a stretch of the imagination to think of President Roosevelt (FDR) visiting the Lake Quinault Lodge and being so taken with the area that nine months later he signed a bill creating the Olympic National Park. The exterior and interior of the lodge look the same today as they did when it was build 100 years ago. Quaint, I say! 🙂
(google it if you want to – I didn’t get any pictures of the lodge itself due to a mixture of family drama and the fact that we visited it in the morning on the only rainy day we had all week)
The lodge was full, so we stayed a little farther down the road. The lake itself was also “quaint”, and the afternoon we arrived, the weather was perfect.
The kids played near a little stream, which was just the thing they needed after being in the car for several hours.
The next morning, before we left the area, we saw the world’s largest spruce tree.
Please excuse the horrible focusing in that picture ^^ I must have been overcome with awe at seeing **THE WORLD’S LARGEST SPRUCE TREE **
I was intrigued by all the (hundreds of years of) limbs that had either fallen or had been cut off. It didn’t make for a very pretty tree, but it was interesting to look at.
Of the three nights we spent on the Olympic Peninsula, we only spent one night here. There wasn’t a whole lot to do here other than relax; we walked everywhere we needed to go – beach, dinner, spruce tree. It was a great way to wind down from the busy-ness of the previous 4 days in the city.
***Take a look at other posts in the series***
Part 5 here
Part 4 here
Part 2 here
Part 1 here