Which we just happened to see...
I love this program, I want to go to every National Park and get my Passport book stamped! I hope the following photos will give you a sense of how amazing the Hoh Rainforest is.
and a Sooty Grouse.
After tearing ourselves away from Hoh, we stopped in Forks to get souvenirs for the girls, and were on the road to BC at 12:30pm. As we approached the northern coast of the peninsula, we found out that the ferry we wanted to take into Canada from Port Townsend was booked up until 8:30pm. For a few minutes, we couldn’t decide whether to wait, or to drive around Puget Sound, down to Tacoma and then back up to Seattle. But, that would take at least 4 hours. Either way, we were not going to make it to our next hotel without driving through the night. Then, we found out that the same ferry we came over on from Edmond would leave at 4pm, so we hopped on it.
So, now we were way behind schedule and there was no way we’d make it to Lac La Hache tonight. We booted up our laptop and were able to find a hotel in Abbottsford, BC, just across the border for tonight. By modifying our schedule, we’ll be back on schedule by the time we hit Tok, AK.
We crossed the border into Canada at 7:20pm. Our border agent was grumpy, but she let us through without examining any of our things. We got the last two rooms in the Super 8 in Abbotsford. The town is hosting the boys national volleyball championships, and all the local hotels were full. The registration clerk suggested we have dinner next door at Sammy Pepper’s because it was more of an adult restaurant and wouldn’t be full of volleyball players. Well, he was right. Sammy Pepper’s is definitely designed to attract male customers! The waitresses wear miniskirts and strapless tops, 80’s and 90’s rock blares from speakers in the ceiling and large screened TVs displayed the NBA playoffs, a current MLB game and some other sport channel. I think I was one of only 3 other female patrons in the entire restaurant. Outside in the parking lot, high end, sports cars were lined up like a showroom; corvette, BMW, etc. The food was surprisingly good. I had the Jamaican Seafood skillet with jerk spices and it was excellent.
We were in bed by 9:30pm. Exhausted and happy.