We’re heading to Seattle for me meeting at the American Orthopaedic Association. This first flight for Daphney goes well, and she isn’t the least bit bothered by the cabin pressure changes.
Aside from the meetings, Seattle brings us great opportunities for sightseeing. Daphney gets her first rental car ride. She visits the original Starbucks. We have breakfast at Lowell’s and do more touristy things. We bring her to the Space Needle and nearby Chihuly Garden and Glass. The after dinner hike up to Kerry Park gives us that expansive view of Seattle’s skyline.
Then, we visit nearby national parks: Mt. Rainier and the Olympics. Our trip to Mt. Rainier National Park marks Daphney’s second month. Then, taking the ferry to Bainbridge Island, we tour the northern part of the Olympic Peninsula. We enjoy lunch at the Oak Table Café in Sequim, catch up with friends, and tour lavender fields. Then, we journey to Hurricane Ridge, where I run into a former resident, Chad Harbour, and his family. Lake Crescent Lodge has the most beautiful dining views. At the end of the day, we take the short hike to Sol Duc Falls, where triple waterfalls cascade over rock outcroppings.
We wake up on our last morning to the view of a lovely sunrise over a calm sound, silhouetted by Mt. Baker in the far distance.