Chelsea’s Family Visits Washington

Chelsea’s side of the family got to visit for a fun summer vacation in the PNW!

This past August my side of the family came to visit for a week of sunshine and PNW adventures! We had a great time showing my parents and sister all of the popular sites to see and favorite places we have visited.

Downtown Seattle

Early in our trip we spent time site-seeing downtown.

Fremont Troll

We saw the Fremont Troll and of course when to see the newly renovated Space Needle.



We drank so much coffee, ate great food, and enjoyed the wonderful sunshine!

Starbucks Reserve
Pike Place Market
The First Starbucks!

Olympic Peninsula

Hurricane Ridge

We went to Hurricane Ridge and it was wonderful! We went on a short hike, ate a picnic lunch, and watched deer and other wildlife. A wonderful day!

Mom and Dad on our short hike.
We made it to the top!
Em and I enjoying the sunshine!


Such perfect mountains.

On our way back to our AirBnB we had a flat tire, luckily we were able to get it fixed quickly and were able to enjoy some air conditioning. #memories

Flat tire pit stop

On our second day on the peninsula we went to the west side to see Ruby Beach, Lake Crescent, and the Hoh Rainforest.

On Ruby Beach

We enjoyed a peaceful morning of driving and made a short stop at Lake Crescent. It was beautiful!

Em and I enjoying the peaceful lake.

We went on a short walk through the trees at the Hoh Rainforest! It always feels like magic there.


Dad with one of the massive trees.

Ferry Fun

We went to Bainbridge Island and had a great time on the ferry!

Mount Rainier National Park

We had a great time visiting Mount Rainier. It was the perfect sunny day so we could clearly see the mountain from all sides!

Reflection Lakes
At the Paradise Visitor Center


It was great to have family visit and see where we have been living the past 2 years. What a great week of sunshine and parks galore!

Visting Amazon HQ

My parents were continuing on their road trip for another week or so and we drove with them to Idaho. On our way East we got to visit the setting of Northern Exposure. We ate breakfast at Roslyn Cafe and looked for Dr. Joel.

Roslyn from Northern Exposure

I can’t wait for the next visit!

Much love,


Author: Chelsea Yell

I write for fun and to keep up with memories I make with others.

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