On my drive home, I have a few choices, but my favorite is to take two left turns out of the church parking lot. Tall trees on either side of the road, water ahead. Across the water, I can see trees on the shoreline, then hills green with more trees. The Olympic Mountains behind these.
My wife and I took a drive on the scenic eastern portion of US 101 last week. There’s a 122-mile loop around the Hood Canal that includes a lot of 101. We hopped from one peninsula to another, then back again.
I’ve lived in a lot of places in my life, but nothing remotely like this part of Washington.