7/21/2015 Tue

Ramada Tukwila SeaTac Airport Hotel

  1. Address: 15901 W Valley Hwy, Tukwila, WA 98188
    Phone:(425) 226-1812    Toll-free:  844-288-6449

    “get the river view”
    “There is a river and walking trail on the back side of the hotel which is a much better view than of the parking lot.”
    “Upstairs (top floor) with nobody above you”    review

7/22/2015 Wed

Pick up
Jul 22, 2015
1110 Sw Grady Way, Renton, Washington 98057
Open 7:30am - 6:00pm
Drop off
Jul 28, 2015
1110 Sw Grady Way, Renton, Washington
Open 7:30am - 6:00pm

from hotel walk to car rental

After pick up, drive back to hotel.  Check out.  Drive to Seattle Ferry Terminal, Seattle, WA 98104. (25min)

from hotel to SeattleFerry

Take ferry to Bainbridge Island.   Schedule

Leaving Seattle
Depart Vessel
5:30 Wenatchee
6:10 Puyallup
7:05 Wenatchee
7:55 Puyallup
8:45 Wenatchee
9:35 Puyallup
10:40 Wenatchee
11:25 Puyallup

From Bainbridge Ferry Terminal  To Lade Quinault Lodge, 345 S Shore Rd, Quinault, WA 98575 .  (3.5 hr)  Google Map

Set within Olympic National Park on the shores of Lake Quinault, this 1926 Adirondack-style lodge is 2.1 miles from US Hwy 101. 

via Woodinville Lavender 14223 WOODINVILLE REDMOND RD NE, REDMOND WA 98052   425-398-3785 | TOM@WOODINVILLELAVENDER.COM

***NEW HOURS*** 
 10 AM TO 4 PM

Wednesday - Sunday: 
Memorial Day Weekend thru Sunday of Labor Day Weekend

Friday - Sunday: 

Year Round

From Bainbridge Ferry Terminal
To Log Cabin Resort, 3183 E Beach Rd, Port Angeles, WA 98363   
 (2 hr drive)  Google Map

Log Cabin Resort

via Port Angeles.  Shopping/Dinner:

(1) Good To Go Natural Grocery, 1105 S Eunice St, Port Angeles, WA 98362

(2) Walgreens, McDonald's, Wendy's, etc.

near by:  Olympic National Park Visitor Center:

3002 Mount Angeles Rd
Port Angeles, WA 98362


9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Or dinner at:

Lake Crescent Lodge -

416 Lake Crescent Rd
Port Angeles, WA 98363


(1) We had breakfast, lunch and dinner here and we liked everything we tried. For dinner I can recommend the Brussel sprouts and wild boar bacon for starters and the salmon (served with delicious vanilla potato puree) as a main dish.

(2) Service at the restaurant was extremely slow and the portion sizes were disappointing for the price. Brussels sprouts and Wild Boar bacon was pretty tasty though. Mussels were bland.

Stop by Sequim, Washington before Port Angeles  - After Sequim Lavender Weekend.   e.g., Blackberry Forest, 136 Forrest Rd, Sequim, WA 98382-8431.   (360) 683-6520

lavender farms

7/23/2015 Thu

Kaloaloch Lodge

  1. Address: 157151 US-101, Forks, WA 98331

Hoh Rain Forest - bird video

Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center

Forks, WA 98331    (360) 374-6925

Log Cabin Resort, 3183 E Beach Rd, Port Angeles, WA 98363 To   Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center  - via US-101 W, 1 h 45 min

Kaloaloch Lodge, 157151 US-101, Forks, WA 98331   To   Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center,+Olympic+National+Park,+Forks,+WA+98331/Hoh+Rain+Forest+Visitor+Center,+Forks,+WA/@47.7334934,-124.3220254,11z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x548de12adbb5ef19:0x638c89ad5fdc329e!2m2!1d-124.3714625!2d47.6058252!1m5!1m1!1s0x548e6a766596fcf3:0xdf8cc1609f40c624!2m2!1d-123.934809!2d47.860889


7/24/2015 Fri

Port Angeles Inn

  1. Address: 111 E 2nd St, Port Angeles, WA 98362

Ruby Beach  - tide_at_RubyBeach.html

At low tide you can go around to the left and see the caves and then the unbelievable beach of logs. There are always bald-headed eagles there and it's a great place.

La Push (Rialto Beach)  - Port Angeles Inn To Rialto Beach.html


(1)     Visiting Kalaloch and Ruby Beach

Hiking the southern coast of the Olympic Peninsula provides some amazing sights of the pristine beaches and marine wildlife. North of Ruby Beach, the Hoh River creates a natural boundary.

Kalaloch is a great place for bird watching. Western gulls, bald eagles, and other coastal birds can be spotted nesting and feeding along the southern coast.

When hiking the coast, always check the tides (current charts available at the Kalaloch Information Station). Certain areas may become impassable during high tides and overland trails must be used.

Nearby Areas:
To the north, the Hoh Rain Forest is about a 45-minute drive from Kalaloch. To the south, Queets and the Quinault are only 30 miles away. Make sure to consult the Getting Around page for a table of the different mileages between park destinations.

(2)  Visiting Mora and Rialto Beach

Rocky beaches, giant drift logs, pounding waves and views of offshore islands known as 'seastacks' are features that define Rialto Beach.

Just inland is the Mora area, characterized by towering trees, lush undergrowth and the omnipresent roar of the Pacific Ocean in the background.

Rialto Beach is accessible by Mora Road, off of La Push Road. Rialto Beach is about 36 miles southwest of Lake Crescent, and about 75 miles from Port Angeles (directions).

A general map and information regarding facilities, picnic areas, camping, and regulations can be found on the park's Mora brochure (pdf).


Hole-in-the-Wall is a sea-carved arch about 1.5 mile north of Rialto Beach, within the Olympic wilderness.

The Quillayute River blocks access from Rialto Beach to First, Second, and Third Beaches. First Beach is part of the Quileute Indian Reservation (Quileute Indian Nation); Second and Third Beaches just to the south are located within Olympic National Park and are part of the Olympic Wilderness Coast.

Always check the tides! It's possible to get stranded when certain areas of the coast become impassable when high tide rolls in.

7/25/2015 Sat

Port Angeles Inn

Ferry to Victoria

7/26/2015 Sun

Ramada Tukwila SeaTac Airport Hotel

From Port Angeles Inn (111 E 2nd St, Port Angeles, WA 98362)

To Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center (Olympic National Park, 3002 Mount Angeles Road, Port Angeles, WA 98362)    Info

via Hurricane Ridge Rd


Hurricane Ridge 


7/27/2015 Mon

Ramada Tukwila SeaTac Airport Hotel

Mount Rainier - from hotel to here

Ship Canal


Ferris Wheel

Mount Rainier National Park      map

A note on using GPS: Many visitors now use GPS (Global Positioning System) units to help them navigate while driving. However, the street address for Mount Rainier National Park (55210 238th Avenue East) leads to the Mount Rainier Administration Building in Ashford, Washington, NOT to the Nisqually entrance of the park. To reach the Nisqually entrance (west to Longmire) using GPS use the address 39000 State Route 706 E, Ashford, WA 98304. This will take you on SR 706 east past the Administration Building to the Nisqually Entrance. It is recommended that visitors refer to road maps in addition to using GPS units when driving to the park.


Paradise-Area-Trails -
Easy Trails
Nisqually Vista Trail. 1.2 miles round-trip. 200' elevation gain. Average hiking time: 45 minutes. The trailhead is located at the northwest end of the lower parking lot. Suitable for families with strollers.
Skyline Trail to Myrtle Falls. 1 mile round-trip. 100' elevation gain. Average hiking time: 35 minutes. The trailhead is located on the north side of the upper parking lot, next to the visitor center.

Plan Your Visit
and Sunrise are two of the main visitor center areas at Mount Rainier National Park. Both areas are well known for their impressive wildflower meadows. The park also maintains dozens of trails perfect for wildflower viewing.

7/28/2015 Tue

Ramada Tukwila SeaTac Airport Hotel

7/29/2015 Wed