This trip constituted my very first official vacation, and, man, was I due!! Mike, Sherri and I had been planning this for 8 months, and it's a place that I've always wanted to see. I can't think of a better vacation destination than an old-growth forest, and it proved to be all I had fantisized. The Olympic Penninsula, way up in the northwest corner of Washington state, has all manner of forests and ecosystems, from remote brooks and lakes made just for you to superb and uncluttered beaches to lush and primitive elk-filled forests. And the sheer amount of forests, everywhere you look in all directions in every part of the state (not counting the glaring clear-cuts) is inspiring in itself.
This trip was something special, and I've chosen about 40 pictures to show here to give you a tiny vicarious vacation. This time, though, to show mercy to those of you that are still using dial-up, I've only included the thumbnails on this page. You can view the photos full size by clicking on them. And I don't think I'll describe each one, either!
One of those fabulous Oregon beaches that we all love to drive along in wonder.
Take a look at the world's largest Cedar, we guessed about 23 feet in diameter!! The next photo gives an idea of the scale of this mammoth tree. Incredible. There were rooms inside 'a this benevolent sole. There was also a 6 foot tall Maple tree growing in its branches about a hundred feet up, too. Look close.
We found a neat air museum on the way, too.
OK, that's all I have time to post. Thanks fer lookin.