Before Dal started work (and also before we had any stuff to unpack), we drove to Olympic National Park and spent a day walking around the Quinault rain forrest. On the map you could see that we were super close to the pretty lake, but we couldn't see it because the trees were so thick everywhere. It was so beautiful and Calvin loved it. He kept saying that he was going to climb every tree we came to, looking up at the tree, then saying, "too big!". He was super happy to be hiking and it was fun for us. We ate lunch at a cute little diner, then proceeded to go see the largest spruce tree in the world. It was big.
It is fun living within day-trip-driving-distance of so many beautiful places that we have never seen before!