Last week we snuck away for a little family vacation time out on the Washington coast. We stayed at the Kalaloch Lodge – built in 1938. It’s not swanky at all, but it doesn’t have to when this is your view:
Looking toward the bluff cabins and the three trees that always seemed to draw my eye
The weather was typical coastline. Cloudy. A spot of rain. Brilliant sunshine. The second night I sat at our windows and took shots of the setting sun.
Kalaloch itself is stunning. It’s just down the road from Ruby Beach –
And on the east side of the 101 is the Hoh Rainforest. Insanely beautiful! We stopped at the Big Cedar trail
Among other things we flew kites, braved the icy ocean, skipped stones on the various creeks, hiked, walked and climbed over the giant fallen, bleached trees washed up against the shoreline. There was little to no cell reception and no wireless so other than occasionally checking when I got a bar or two to send my parents some pictures, it was totally peaceful. And absolutely necessary after a crazy 2010 so far.