I'm completely stuck even where to start and am hoping for some guidance.
Here are a few thoughts:
1. My husband has a stressful job, so we would like a home base that is tranquil, either in the mountains or perhaps on the water.
2. I like small towns with eclectic shopping and restaurants (it would be OK if this was a car drive from where we're staying).
3. My daughter is DYING to go to the WolfHaven place (Just outside Olympia) -- I started looking in that area, and couldn't find anything that matched up with bullet points 1 and 2, so it may need to wait for another trip.
We're really looking for a refreshing slice of the Northwest ... perhaps some seals and whales, maybe just scenic.
Any help would be much appreciated.