Sunday, July 27, 2014
We loved Sequim. We spent lovely days with Katie and Michael and the boys. The house had the most amazing sunset views ever. We drove to the Hoh rainforest and Forks! We shopped at Nash's farm stand and Michael and the boys and I went berry picking! It was very warm the days we were there and we ran around in shorts and sandals and played in the water and sand.
June 29-July 2: Sequim (Olympic Peninsula) (with Katie and Michael)
To reach the Sequim/Port Angeles area on the Olympic Peninsula, you’ll take a ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island.
You have a reservation for the “Dungeness Bay Beach House” 3 bedroom house for three nights, through Sequim Vacation Rentals, (800) 879-8859 (formerly called Craftsman Cottage by the Bay). Website: http://www.sequimvalley.com/. The house is on the Dungeness Spit and has an amazing mussel bed with a football field of walking distance when the tide is out and a great view of the sunset.
Visit the Hoh Rainforest, south of the town of Forks. A good short hike is the Spruce Nature Trail, a 1.25-mile loop with information signs that do a good job of explaining the ecosystem of a rain forest. Visit the lavender farms for berry picking. Strawberries and raspberries are in season.
Tuesday, July 1 7:00 PM Reservation for dinner in Port Angeles at Bella Italia for good Italian food. They specialize in seafood (try the gamberi, shrimp and pasta). —for better or worse, the restaurant was featured in the first Twilight book so it’s been inundated with so-called “Twi-hards”. But it’s still one of the best places to eat in the area. Website: http://www.bellaitaliapa.com