Let’s wrap this darn thing up. It’s been two months since our vacation, and far too many blog posts. At least I’m finishing what I started. Something should be said for perseverance. Or is it stubbornness? Either way, here goes.
On our way off of the peninsula (after checking out Oysterville) we checked out a little bit more of the local scenery, which, incidentally, included Oyster farms. Mountains of oyster shells can be found on the side of the street in some places.
We went up Highway 101 and stopped off at some random county park for our picnic lunch. You could tell it was old by way of the all metal swing set. There was an all metal jungle gym as well, the kind that I grew up with – all square blocks of metal pipe. Half the bottom posts had rusted out though.
August tried catching a few butterflies. Unsuccessfully.
Continuing up Highway 101 we passed through Raymond, which is famous for being a town with many metal sculptures. It’s a pretty cool place to drive through, and I’d like to have had the time to stop and check things out more closely.
It was a bit of a slog, but at this point we just needed to get home. Up to Highway 8/12 (one of those combination roads), on through to Olympia, then back up I5 to Seattle. We had dinner, unpacked the van, and that was that. It may not seem like it, at least according to the way these blog posts have been stretched out, but we were gone for just under 3 days total, having left Monday morning, arriving back home Wednesday afternoon. It was a great vacation, the kids had fun, and while we do wish we were able to stay longer, it was better to arrive home with that feeling rather than the opposite.