There isn’t a heck of a lot to say about our trip home from the Olympic Peninsula. Part of this is due to the fact that we only did one thing, and part of it is by the time I get around to finally writing about it, there is less of any sense of importance or urgency. Still, I’ll go ahead and finish up the tale of our summer vacation trip to the Olympic Peninsula for those that are interested.
Looking to break up the drive from Port Angeles into a manageable chunk, much the same way that we did on the way in, we looked for something to do that wouldn’t take a long time because we wanted to be home in plenty of time to cook dinner and get the kids to their scheduled swim lesson in the evening. We had come across an advertisement or mention in a tourist publication or something of the like about Olympic Game Farm. Located in Sequim, it wasn’t too far from Port Angeles, but it would be enough of a break in the car ride that the kids wouldn’t get bored.
Olympic Game Farm is a place where some ex-Hollywood animal actors have gone to live out their years, as well as some exotic pets that have gotten to be a bit too much to handle. At first it was set up by the Walt Disney Studios in the 1950s to house and train its animal actors. Now it acts more like a sanctuary for retired animals.
You drive through the place, and some of the animals are roaming free, such as zebras and Tibetan yaks. Many of them, however, are in enclosures of some sort. There are bears, a rhinoceros, tigers, bison, elk, and many more animals. Having left in the morning, Sequim wasn’t that far, so we had plenty of time to go through without feeling overly rushed.
After going through Olympic Game Farm, we got lunch (the typical peanut butter sandwiches, fruit and juice boxes that we always have in the cooler) in the parking lot before heading out. At Kingston we had a little bit of a wait, so I took August, Déla and Ciárán out of the car and slightly up the hill to get some ice cream while Laura nursed Xavier. I made sure to bring her some as well.
We caught the ferry, and arrived home in plenty of time to deal with what the evening had for us. It may not have been an exciting end to our mini-vacation on the Olympic Peninsula, but still eventful and enjoyable.