Retreating to a Postcard of Yesterday in Olympic N.P., Washington
The road in Olympic National Park hugs the edge of Lake Crescent for its entire 8.5 miles—a scene that threatens to distract every driver that passes through. It sparkles in the sunlight, and around every corner there are new shades of blue and green. All the while, a breeze fills the car, and life seems to have lifted itself to a new plateau. But then it gets better — Lake Crescent Lodge, built in 1916, offers a glass porch where people gather with coffee, drinks, newspapers, and books. When you look out the window, you see mountains, the lake, the dock, and families and friends swimming and boating. It’s a simple setting that transcends time.