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.

8 comments to “Pictures!”

  1. Shelli Stevens
    August 23rd, 2010 at 6:39 pm · Link

    Gorgeous pics, Lauren! I’ve never heard of that place. It’ll totally make my ‘must visit’ list now!

  2. Annmarie
    August 23rd, 2010 at 6:44 pm · Link

    I love the Washington and Oregon coastlines. I always feel like I’m in another world when I visit. Beautiful pictures. Thanks for bringing me fond memories.

  3. Jenn Bennett
    August 23rd, 2010 at 8:04 pm · Link

    Absolutely stunning photos. I love-love-LOVE that area of the country. Beautiful and otherworldly.

  4. Lori
    August 23rd, 2010 at 8:47 pm · Link

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  5. limecello
    August 23rd, 2010 at 9:20 pm · Link

    Sooooo pretty! <3

  6. Collette
    August 23rd, 2010 at 11:15 pm · Link

    Gorgeous! Really lovely. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Estella
    August 24th, 2010 at 2:45 pm · Link

    Gorgeous pictures!

  8. mbot565
    August 27th, 2010 at 8:13 am · Link

    Oh WOW, what gorgeous pictures! Kind of make my friday morning. Thank you. 😀