My parents came to visit this past weekend!!! We were very excited and quickly came up with an adventure to take them on. They are very amenable but also always up for a good adventure no matter the weather. This was all excellent as the weather for the first few days they were here was dreadful and rain was crushing us.
Friday I rolled out of work early and grabbed lunch with my parents and then we headed up to Joshua's work to steal him and Walter to go adventuring. Also having Walter on this trip was so awesome, leg room, able to eat lunch in the rain in him, so good. We drove out to the Peninsula to stay in our little cabin right on the water. It was heated only by a wood burning stove and had no electricity. The waves washed up right outside our door and once it heated up it was such a cute little space.
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Next morning, in the middle of a downpour, we drove to Rialto Beach to check it out. It was high tide so we dodged some waves, walked on some logs, and got lots of photos with our hoods up.
After that we headed to the Hoh Rainforest. We went on the coolest hike called Hall of Moses. The maple trees leave's were all changing colors and the branches were dripping in giant cascades of moss. The moss gave the trees such personality. One looked like a tree of wisdom, one looked like a dragon head reaching down to you, and the whole atmosphere was just stunning. The hike was only about a mile and a half but despite the rain we dawdled quite a bit. We also hiked the Spruce Nature Trail which popped us up alongside the river for a bit. Then once we were nice and soggy we loaded back into Walter to go back to the cabin where we made a fabulous dinner of sausages and veggies.
The next morning we lucked out and the rain halted! We got a giant rainbow on the beach in front of our place and we enjoyed muffins while watching the waves. I even put the team to work picking out white rocks on the beach for a project I have.
As a detour on the way home we swung by Fort Warden, which was a battlement along the waterfront. We wandered, in the sun!!!, along the old structures and had a little picnic outside. After that it was home, showers, clam chowder and grilled cheese, and the airport. It was sad to see them go but we were so thankful to get some uninterrupted time with them and to get to share Walter with them!