The Emerald Girl

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Weekend Getaway: Port Angeles

Labor day weekend I was determined to get out of town. After our camping plans fell through, I was more than just slightly disappointed. But I didn't know what to do or where to go. Matt came up with this great idea to drive to western Washington and visit the Olympic Game Farm in Sequim. It was both terrifying and exciting. The animals put their heads into your car to get food. While I did find the experience rather exciting, I felt bad for the animals. They are in no way, shape or form taken care of the way the animals at the zoo are cared for. And I can't imagine that eating bread all day long is really that good for them. Jack enjoyed it though, so all-in-all it was a fun new experience for us all. Oh and the trip started with a ride on the ferry across the Puget Sound.

We left the Game Farm and decided to visit the farm where we purchase our milk from. The Dungenous Valley Creamery. Although we could purchase this special milk from a local, natural food store near our house, it's actually cheaper to purchase through a pick-up location a few miles away at someone's house. The farm was so cute and cows looked happy and healthy. Next time, we'll have to plan it better so that we can get up early enough to watch the milking process.
Our trip ended in Port Angeles where we ate frozen yogurt, did a little antique shopping and walked the docks to breath in the fresh salt water air. Personally, I feel like we way overpaid for the little Red Lion Hotel that we stayed in but the chance to getaway was SO worth it! Saturday morning we woke up and made the drive up Hurricane Ridge. I had never actually been to the Olympic Mountains and it was such a different feeling than the Cascades on our side of the water. Breathtaking. I highly recommend the drive.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful! I've never heard of this Game Farm place, but it sounds like it might make me sad to see it too, if the animals weren't being treated well. But how fun they stick their heads in your car :) Sounds like it was a fun exploratory weekend - those are my favorite! xo