We woke up early to get on the road to Olympic National Park. Once again, I took several photos from the car. It was quite a pretty drive.
When we take Highway 5, I always notice the funny names when we get to Washington, like Puyallup and Walla Walla. This time, coming up Highway 101, I noticed some other names. Some were kind of depressing, like Dismal Niche and Cape Disappointment. Other ones had to do with the recreational marijuana that is legal in Washington: Cannibas Emporium and Pipe Dream Dispensary. Plus just the weird ones: Humptulips River and Wilapa. Humptulips?!
|Crossed a big bridge over the Columbia River that was very pretty.|
|There were quite a few boats and they were speeding around.|
|Cows in Tillamook!|
|I've always liked pretty, traditional churches.|
|One of the funny names.|
|Passed a few places that were clear cut.|
As we approached Aberdeen, the hotel manager from Deane's Lodge called. She said we left a day early.. What? Yep, I made a mistake. We were supposed to stay one more night. The woman who called said that if she booked the room she would credit me the money. I got an email tonight that she was able to book it so that is nice.
I googled and checked Trip Advisor for hotels near Aberdeen and I found Canterbury Inn at Ocean Shores. The price was decent and we have an ocean view. The ocean is quite a ways out, down a path, but we can see a glimpse of it and hear it. So all's well that ends well. Now we're only around 2-1/2 hours away from Olympic National Park so it kind of gives us an extra day at the park. Serendipity happens.
|Looking back at our hotel from the path to the beach.|
|There were several people flying kites at the beach.|
Trying to get a decent selfie.
|Part of the path|
|Part of the path was like a tunnel through trees & bushes.|
|There were deer looking for food handouts at the hotel!|