The link above to the wonderful historic lodges of The Olympic Peninsula….I am counting the days until our weekend away to Lake Quinault Lodge! If you have never been you are missing one of the great pleasures of living in our region. It is like going back in time and everything gets more still and quiet. The last time we were there I took my 7 year old on the rainforest tour where we saw Bald Eagles diving for Salmon, herds of Roosevelt Elk, an original 19th century homestead and 1000 year old trees. It was magical and my daughter could not stop swooning at the majesty of it all.

Nothing beats sitting by the huge stone fireplace with a roaring fire to stare at and sipping a cup of tea or enjoying a glass of Pinot. I can waste hours just sitting there with a good book while my daughter draws in her sketch pad. Life slows down here and in this fast paced world we live in, the rejuvenation and beauty of Lake Quinault are soul restoring!