My husband and I are doing a 9 day vacation arriving at Seatac at 8:30p and then starting our journey next day in the Olympic National Park. We will probably need to break up our drive from the airport that night and stay overnight somewhere along the way. Any suggestions? We are planning to spend 2 nights in the park. Our 2nd night would be in the Quinault Valley and need help deciding where to base ourselves the first night. Our interests are forests, wildlife and beaches, I think we would have to skip Hurricane Ridge. The photos I am seeing of Hoh, Sol Duc falls, Quinault Rainforest, Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach, Merymare falls all interest me. We found available hotels at the beach or Sol Duc. After Olympic National Park we are heading to the Portland area to see Columbia Gorge and Mount St. Helens then back to Seattle for a night and to the San Juan Islands. I was thinking of doing San Juan from Olympic but it looks like it would be a pain taking 2 ferries with a car.