After the rainforest, we went back to the beach. We headed this time to Rialto beach which is also super cool. When we got there, there was quite a line of cars waiting to park in the parking lot. We witnessed a great moment when some Seattle dad in a minivan, cut around the guy in line in front of him and stole the next parking place. The other car (a Subaru) being driven by a bunch of Millennials (the dude was like 22 and had his toe nails painted) went and talked to the guy and he told them some long story about the rules of parking lots in National Forests and in the end, they just sucked it up. We went and talked to them afterwards to get the full story. It was a fascinating study in Human Behavior. I wish we had it on tape.
Once we got parked, we walked down to the beach and then over to these little islands that are only accessible during low tide. We tried to climb around to the far side, but the danger factor was pretty high. I wish we had our kayaks! It was so much fun to explore the tide pools, walk across the logs and rocks (to get there you had to do a 1/2 mile walk across old logs and rocks, it was so fun!). I really enjoyed watching Peter spring board off this log that was sticking out over the water. It was just a cool place. Too bad we don't have something like that in our backyard!
After we were done at the beach, we drove over to Sequim. We had dinner, and then we stopped by our good friend's house, The Turellas. In case there was any doubt, the Turellas are the coolest people ever and so incredibly talented. They have all these amazing devices to 3-D print stuff, laser cut stuff, and so forth. Their Halloween costumes are unreal and their ability to make cool things super fun. It was really fun to see what they have been up to and just to reconnect with friends from days long past. It was honestly one of the great highlights of the entire trip. Thanks Turellas!
After we left Sequim, we headed over to Bainbridge island to stay near the ferry terminal. We did so much in such a short time.
Written by Mike