Whenever we visit Washington State, we try to do a little sightseeing around the great Northwest, as there are many wonderful places to see.  We went with Amber, Drew, and Silas to Snoqualmie Falls, just a little east of Seattle.  It is taller (but not wider) than Niagara Falls, and is quite majestic.  Then we drove on our own for a couple of days around the Olympic Peninsula, stopping to enjoy several Pacific beaches and their "sea stacks", as they’re called.  The Cape Flattery area was very picturesque, including Tatoosh Island with the lighthouse.  This is where the Pacific Ocean meets the Strait of San Juan de Fuca, which connects to Puget Sound.
 
We also explored the Hoh Rain Forest, hiking on a couple of different trails, including the Hall of Moss trail.  It’s difficult to capture by camera how strikingly beautiful this park is.  The ocean and rain forest are vastly different, yet amazingly close in proximity:  a great little getaway.
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