Saturday, November 1, 2014

Vacation Time!

 Here we go! Leaving Charlotte early in the morning.
                      It is nice to be flying with someone I know :)
I like taking pictures from the airplane window. The country is so amazing.
After landing in Seattle we drove out to the Olympic Peninsula to Forks, WA. Some of you will instantly know what this place is famous for, but we did not see any vampires or wolves.
Forks reminded me very much of some of the small towns in interior Maine. The industry is logging. This is a small town where everyone goes to the high school football game on Friday night.
Go Spartans. And the next morning when you stop at the coffee shop at the Thriftway(the only grocery store) and people want to know what you thought about the game.
The Thriftway has everything you could possibly want. It was right down the street from where we stayed.
We opted for the non Twilight themed rooms. They were cheaper and I really didn't need a poster of Bella or Edward hanging above the bed. The Mocha Motion drive through was just 2 doors down and of the different places(including the original Starbucks) they served up the yummiest mochas and lattes of my trip.
I wish that I had planned at least another day to stay out here. It was very relaxing and so beautiful. The next post will be about our first hike in the area.



Annette-California said...

Oh my goodness! You are on the West Coast! I had my friends parents take photos for me in Forks before the first movie came out. It's beautiful in WA!
Don't you love small towns:)))
Glad your with your DH! love Annette

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I love to see the places you visit Chris, I learn something new most times.

P.J. said...

Glad to see you are having some down time with your hubby. Can't wait to see your hike. :)

Marilyn said...

Glad you got to go somewhere non-work related.
Looks like a fun place.

Margaret said...

I enjoyed your last post about Cleveland, but I am so happy to see you traveling for fun and vacation! I want to go to that part of the US so much -- never been. Looking forward to more!

Vera said...

Ah Chris...still on the road! But, at least this time Rich is with you and you're not working!! WA is beautiful. Can't wait to see pictures of your hikes.

diamondc said...

Dearest Chris: If anyone deserves a vacation it is you, I hope you do lots of hiking and have a wonderful time.


Von said...

I'm so glad you've come to my beautiful state to explore! Can't wait to see more posts about your trip to Washington. :)

Barb said...

Glad you didn't fine Forks too dull. I only complain is that we have yet to find a really nice place to stay. How was the hotel you stayed at? Thanks for the heads up on the coffee shop.

Beth said...

I am glad you had a wonderful time in Washington. I think the Olympic Mountains and rain forest are exceptionally beautiful.