Honeymoon Happies: Port Angeles (AKA Carver Country Part II)
After a lovely time on the southwestern tip of Olympic National Park, we drove along the Washington coast (initially forgetting something at the hotel an hour into it and having to go back, but fortunately it was a lovely drive!) and up to Port Angeles, where my husband’s favorite writer, Raymond Carver, spent his final years with his beloved Tess Gallagher. (Part I of Carver Country, by the way, was when we visited his birthplace last summer, much closer to home in Clatskanie, Oregon).
Not expecting much of the town, we were pleasantly surprised how much it fit us. Nice people, laid back vibe, and simple little downtown area. With little pretention, it was definitely a place we’d love to go back and get to know better. And super nice folks at the Olympic Lodge where we crashed for the night – congratulations card (hand signed by everyone on staff!) and chocolates awaited us in our room 🙂