Last time we went camping was during our vacation in Poland last summer, so we were really excited when our friends invited us to join them for camping at Sol Duc Hot Springs on the Olympic Peninsula. Since this was a last minute camping trip we decided to bring our doggy along. Camping with dogs limits what you can do. Dogs are usually not allowed on hiking trails and you can’t leave them alone in the tent. We didn’t do much hiking during our trip, but we really got to unplug and enjoy the nature. I was very happy that we brought our doggy along. She is 10.5 years old now and has lots of heath issues. She can’t walk much anymore, but seeing her enjoying the fresh air and forest smells was such a joy.
On our way back to Seattle we decided to take a little longer route and drive by the Pacific Ocean. After 9 months in the PNW we finally made it to the open ocean. We stopped to see Ruby Beach and then stopped at a few places along Highway 101.