For Christmas Holly’s parents got us a 3-day trip to Kalaloch Lodge. We wanted to go right away, but they suggested waiting until warmer weather so we finally settled on May 10-13 (which just happens to also be my birthday weekend!) so we’ve been looking forward to this trip for months.
Kalaloch is located on the Olympic Peninsula (not too far from Forks, WA), a 6.5 hour drive from our little hometown in eastern Washington.
It’s actually a smallish lodge with about 20+ little cabins lined up along the beach. Our little 300 sq foot-ish cabin had a main living space with a dining area, kitchenette, futon, queen size bed and cute wood stove along with another separate bedroom and bathroom. It was just us but this little cabin could easily accommodate two couple or maybe 4 or 5 friends without getting too crowded. The wall separating the beds isn’t a whole wall though, so watch your nighttime activities.
It was an amazing weekend where we did very close to absolutely nothing. There is no internet, very patchy cell service, and no tv. So it was just Holly, Ella and me (pets are welcome too!) exploring the beach, reading, sitting in bed talking, drinking cider and eating pounds of beef jerky and basically just enjoying each other’s company. There was even an impromptu game of tetherball (my long arms outmatched her hulk-like strength).
It was a much needed break from Holly’s crazy work schedule and the weird drama of my life. I can’t imagine a better way to spend my birthday than with this girl.