Fun Times at the Beach

By lochaerie | September 3, 2013

There are a multitude of ways to entertain yourself at the beach! Here are just a few that we noticed this last month. It’s so easy to spend an entire day just enjoying the sounds, smells, and environment of the beach. Here’s a short list: Bird Watching, Photography, Geology, Driftwood Forts, Chasing birds, Fishing, Rock […]

A Climb Almost to the Top of Col. Bob

By lochaerie | August 10, 2013

Tom and I have been waiting for just the right sunny clear day to climb to the top of Col. Bob. Last Wednesday seemed like the perfect opportunity. Even though the valley has been covered by marine air in the mornings, the afternoons have been sunny and clear. We got an early start and drove […]

Annual Cancer Benefit Bike Ride

By lochaerie | July 7, 2013

Beginning with the year 2002, Tom and I have participated in the annual Cancer Fund Bike Ride around Lake Quinault. It’s a great opportunity to get together with our Seattle friends and to support the community. The total mileage around the lake is 31 miles. Along the North Shore, there are two “official” refreshment stops, […]

Lake Quinault Historical Society And Museum

By lochaerie | June 23, 2013

In April 2000 the idea for a Lake Quinault Historical Society and Museum came to be. In May 2002, the “Old Quinault Post Office” building became available for ownership to the historical society through the Aramark /Lake Quinault Lodge who owned it and were using it for storage. After considerable work renovating the building and […]

Spring Home Improvements

By lochaerie | May 14, 2013

In January and February we worked diligently on under grounding all the power to the cabins and removing the overhead wires, which really made such a big difference!  But then we stood back and thought “You know, if we did a little limbing to some of these trees, it would really open up the view […]

Winter Home Improvements Continued . . .

By lochaerie | March 12, 2013

Cabin Ellinor – another kitchen completely repainted from top to bottom! Ellinor has been having folks apply paint to her kitchen for 87 years and the beaded wood walls and tongue and groove ceiling are not easy to paint! She’s looking very fresh and pretty. Tom has continued to work on exterior wiring to the […]

Winter Home Improvements

By lochaerie | February 10, 2013

We decided to take advantage of the quieter time in January to underground and upgrade all the electrical service to the cabins. This turned out to be a much bigger job than anticipated! Fortunately, we had three great high school guys that worked industriously helping us dig the ditches. When we’re finished, there won’t be […]

Travel Log – Road Trip To San Francisco!

By lochaerie | January 17, 2013

This last fall Tom and I decided to drive down the coast highway to San Francisco. We’ve actually had quite a few guests that have taken this trip as they’ve come up the coast to visit the Olympic Peninsula, so we’ve spent time picking their brains for some of their favorite places. Here are some […]

Drag Racing In Forks

By lochaerie | July 27, 2012

Two weekends ago, Steve (Quinault Woodcrafts) and I finally made it to the weekend drag races in Forks sponsored by West End Thunder.  What a gas! Parking by donation, $10.00 entry, drag racing 25 feet away from the spectators, and free access to pits. 60 cars racing and the smell of burning rubber all Saturday […]

Summer Arrives on July 5th!

By lochaerie | July 10, 2012

We always say that summer arrives in the Pacific Northwest on July 5th. And this year NOAA proved us right! On July 5th there was a minus 3 ft tide mid morning that we decided we really needed to get to especially with the beautiful day. We were able to see a lot of tide […]