Thursday, July 29, 2010

DAY 10 (Sunday, July 4)...

Whew! This is a long vacation...but one of Jerome's favorites, he says.
Drove to Hoh Rain Forest and did all the touristy hiking trails.  So let's see, as far as wild animals on this trip, we've seen raccoons, deer, elk (babies), bald eagles, spray of killer whale and on this hike we got to see, up close a tiny squirrel sitting on the side of a tree eating a pine cone of sorts.  No bear.  And that's all Jerome wanted to see.  Oh well, maybe next time.
Walked on the beach of the Pacific Ocean.  The ocean was cold, the outside temperature was cold.  Glad I bought that wool hat!
Drove to the rental car place and stayed at the airport for a couple of hours before we flew home.  We were home by 6:30am on Monday, July 5.  Our friends Terry & Theresa picked us up with our MINI. :)

Life is good.  Vacations are cool.

7 comments:

Jabbles said...

We got to see a black bear not too far from the road on our way to Whistler. Also saw some grizzly bears at the peak of Grouse Mountain.

dynochick (Jan) said...

Did you know it was going to be that cold???

baby sister said...

Nope, didn't know it would be, but very happy that I bought that wool hat!...even if I am funny looking in it :D

jen @ homeinthecountry said...

Am just catching up - loving reading your recaps, especially since I really would love to go to Vancouver sometime! Your pics are just beautiful, especially the ones from Olympic park & your airplane ride over the lake!

Deni said...

Linda and I went white water kayaking in HOH. By the time we got there we had nothing but peanut butter to eat. We ate so much peanut butter on that trip that Linda didn't eat it again for a year. btw--be grateful you didn't see a bear--go to Alaska you can see bears with your binoculars there.....

baby sister said...

Just yesterday after Jerome said he'd like to go back to the Pacific NW, I told him that I'd like to go more North; Alaska and tell those Russians to "shoo shoo, go home". ;)

Your Son said...

I saw bears in the Upper Peninsula in Marquette IIRC, and Moose