Updated: May 20, 2021
I had a hard time figuring out my favorite, because it wasn't just a road trip. It was a true destination to one of our favorite places in the world. Most locals on Hood Canal will say "don't spread the word too much...we like it nice and quiet just like it is!" So, maybe I won't tell you exactly where we camped (but Thanks so much to @GaryHansen and @Michelle Hansen) for giving us the use of your campsite for several weeks. All the stresses went away as we cooked over an open fire, roasting fresh Oysters in the shell, and took hikes (well, actually we took "Jeeps" up the mountain! to pick wild blackberries and look for Elk). "Hikes" sounded so much more athletic and health-enhancing! A small group of deer visited our camp area one late afternoon, and once they knew we were friends, they wandered through almost daily.
We slept in most days, had a leisurely breakfast, then went berry picking or clam digging on the huge community beach. We could wander around for hours, until we got hungry again and headed back to the rig. The days went by so quickly that before we knew it, September was half gone and it was time for us to go back to a freeway. And there goes the stress level again...up!