A bridge over a beautiful waterfall

A bridge over a beautiful waterfall
Nature brings magic

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Travel Tuesday - Sequim, WA

I once lived in a small town called Sequim (Skwim) in Washington. It was a pretty little town, not too far from Port Angeles and Port Townsend. It was on the coast so you could go to the shore. It was a pretty little town that a lot of retirees found comfortable. Sequim is often called "Sunny Sequim". It's in a rain shadow, so while a good portion of Washington is rainy Sequim has more sun than rain.

One of the big draws to Sequim is the Olympic Game Farm. Here's their website. The Olympic Game Farm worked with the Walt Disney company for 28 years. When the Disney company moved away from the nature films, the owner of Olympic Game Farm got permission to open the gates of the farm to the public. You can take driving tours through 84 acres of the farm and get face to face with many animals.

The other big draw for Sequim is the Lavender Festival. Sequim is the lavender capital of the Pacific Northwest, possibly even in the U.S. Here's the link to the festival webpage. This year is the 17th year of the lavender festival. There is a lovely tour of the lavender farms in the area, and a very busy street fair. The scent of lavender perfumes the air, overriding even the salt smell from the ocean. It is a gorgeous sight and one that I would highly recommend you take in if you like lavender. This year, the festival is July 19-21.

In the summer, Sequim also has a regular farmer's market in downtown where you can get fresh vegetables, homemade soaps and candles, and various other handmade crafts. It has entertainers come and perform for the people shopping. It's a very popular destination for the locals and even those who have come from out of town to visit the town.

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