Travel to Twilight!!

I am excited about our final beach trip of the summer to La Push, WA.  We visit every year and it is one of our favorite places to visit in Washington.

La Push is a great family destination.  We always go in August for better chances of warm weather.  We continue to stay at Quileute Oceanside Resort and love the proximity to the beach – literally a 20 second walk.  The resort has two sides for RV sites.  The older larger side and the newer side.  We prefer the newer section.   Have friends or family that want to join your time in La Push but they don’t have an RV?  Quileute Oceanside Resort has cabins and a hotel as well!

The beaches around La Push are beautiful.  Directly by La Push is First, Second, and Third Beach.  First Beach is adjacent to the resort.  Second and Third beaches are a short hike through the forest and offer more amazing views.  Plus there is Rialto Beach where I have seen the best [Read More…]

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La Push, Olympic Peninsula, Washington – Part 1

Part 1:
Our road trip started out on Thursday, August 22nd. We didn’t leave our home outside of Seattle until after lunch, so we arrived to La Push to have a late dinner, meet up with our friends, and set up.

The Quileute Oceanside Resort and RV park is the perfect base camp. This is our third time back to this RV park and I am still very happy here. We have site 4 on the newer side which is roomier and less crowded versus the original section. The best feature of this RV park is the proximity to the beach. It is literally a 20 second walk to the beach from our site. New to the site this year is the addition of a fire pit at each site. You can still opt to watch the sunset on the beach and have a fire, but remember to purchase a beach fire permit for $5 at the resort office. As a side note, wifi is only available at the office – which is making updating my website interesting.

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Whale Watching in Washington

I came across a website last night and I just had to share The Whale Trail.  This non-profit organization is dedicated to educating the public about whale watching sites across the Northwest to view orcas, other marine mammals plus wildlife.  What an amazing resource! Orcas Currently, 32 sites are listed on The Whale Trail and welcomes new whale watching site nominations.  The website explains how to spot whales from shore, and describes where and when to see whales.  Another page provides information on the most common mammals you might see along the trail.  The best part of this website is the Home page and the huge map of all the sites.  You can click each location to get details about the site.  Love it!

I am so glad I stumbled upon this website and plan to keep it in my back pocket.  Seeing whales in their natural habitat is an exciting experience.

Next Trip – La Push, Washington

I am excited about our final trip of the summer to La Push, WA.  This is our third time back and it is one of our favorite places to visit in Washington.  This year we are staying for ten nights at Quileute Oceanside Resort.

La Push is a great family destination.  We always go in August for better chances of warm weather.  We have always stayed at Quileute Oceanside Resort and love the proximity to the beach.  The resort has two sides for RV sites.  The older larger side and the newer side.  We prefer the newer section.  Tent camping is also allowed on the beach, but I don’t know if you have to have a permit, but I have seen tents peppered on the beach among the drift wood.

The beaches around La Push are beautiful.  Directly by La Push is First, Second, and Third Beach.  First Beach is adjacent to the resort.  Check out the beach webcam here.  Second and Third beaches are a short hike Hole in the Wallthrough the forest and offer more amazing views.  My personal favorite beach is a drive over to Rialto Beach.  I have seen the best tide pools here at Hole in the Wall.

To help you plan your stay, here are a few suggestions:

1.  Plan to bring warm clothes!  I know this sounds crazy, but the Pacific Ocean is a natural air conditioner and it gets chilly once the sun goes down and in the mornings until the marine layer moves out.  I always bring warm hats, fleeces, rain jackets, and pants for the evenings with the kids.  Hiking shoes, flip flops and water shoes are packed as well.

2.  Please purchase a fire permit to roast those s’mores on the beach.  If I remember correctly, the permits are $5.

3. Wi-Fi was only good around the office/check in building.

4.  Gravel sites in the RV park.  When bringing gear for the kids here, I leave their scooters at home and only bring their bikes on this trip.  Since we have boys, I include football and baseball gear.  Kites and sand toys are a must.

5.  As a word of caution, please don’t play in or around the drift wood floating in the water.  Despite the wood floating, it is very heavy and can injure you.

Thanks for reading and we welcome your comments.

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