Thanksgiving at the Olympic Penninsula Pt.1

Joshua and I went on our 2nd annual Thanksgiving weekend trip. This time we took it to the woods and went camping on the Olympic Penninsula, which is the northwest corner of Washington and the US. We got to take a ferry over and stayed in a campsite near Forks. (like the Twilight books so I had to get a picture)
We were blessed with a mostly rain-free weekend and even sun on of of the days. But the first night we were there there was a wind advisory and we could hear the wind rush across the water behind us and then catch in our tarp and blow so loud we couldn't hear each other talk, it was kind of fun, we stayed warm and played rummy in our tent.

We walked along Rialto Beach for most of Friday. It's a wild untouched beach with GIANT trees washed up and piled along the shore. The waves were massive and rolled in raging and we had to run away from them at times so we didn't get our feet wet. Also we were there for part of the high tide so we could only walk on the logs at some points to avoid getting wet. The waves foamed up and left traces of it along the rocks. There were also giant rocks off shore that jutted up from the waves only to get swallowed by a really big on next. We just sat and watched at times, it was truly breathtakingly wild.

Don't worry we still had Thanksgiving dinner! It was actually quite a gourmet meal and we cooked it entirely over the fire. We made a thyme and spices rub and put it on our turkey breasts & gravy, roased garlic was mixed into our mashed potatoes, green beans and leeks, and biscuits. It was heavenly! I can't believe how delicious it turned out, o and wine drank out of stripey straws :)

more of Rialto Beach

Our friends came out and camped with us the second night :)

we were yelling - adventure is out there : from the movie Up

that's me in the middle of the picture, jiggling the foam

We also hiked to Third Beach which had a waterfall flowing off the cliff at the end of the beach

part of our hike to 3rd beach

the waterfall at third beach, with the cool rocks looming off shore
 The next day we went back to Rialto Beach and it was sunny and felt like a totally different ocean, we also went to a Rainforest which I'll show in the next one...


  1. Oooh! That looks so fun! I love camping but I haven't done it in so long. :( I need a boyfriend who will go with me! haha

    And I laughed at the picture where you're like "That's me jiggling the foam."

    Remember when I couldn't stop crying when we watched Up?

    1. I do, I still cry at that part!