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Can you critique our itinerary for ONP/Ft Lewis/Cascades

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Hello, We are a couple in our 50s and are traveling from New York State (upstate) to Washington. We plan to go to Ft Lewis to see our son graduate from officer training. So here is what we have so far.
Friday @ 2 pm arrive at Seatac; pick up rental car, drive to Everett LaQuinta for overnight. We will have been traveling since 6am est so we don't want to drive very far when we arrive.
Saturday: Take ferry to Whidby Island to pick up Rt. 2; drive to Winthrop; overnight at Chewuch Inn.
Sunday: After breakfast we will drive to Leavenworth, and then on to Ft. Lewis area; overnight at Ramada Inn Lacey.
Monday: Attend military ROTC graduation; spend day with our son; overnight at Ramada Inn Lacey.
Tuesday: Drive to Poulsbo; relax and look around area; overnight at Poulsbo Inn
Wednesday: Drive to LaPush Beaches, then back to Port Angeles; overnight at Olympic Lodge
Thursday: take 8:20 ferry to Victoria, BC; tour Butchart Gardens and waterfront; overnight at Bed and Breakfast near waterfront
Friday: take 10:30 a.m ferry back to PA, go to Hurricane Ridge, Dungeness, Port Townsend; Poulsbo; overnight at Poulsbo Inn or in Bremerton
Saturday: Relax, head to airport at 6:00 for red-eye flight home.

I have concerns about the schedule. Are we pushing too hard through the Cascades? We are not heavy duty hikers since hubby has bad knee. We also wonder if we should leave Poulsbo on Wednesday and go to catch the 8:20 or 12:45 ferry to Victoria and return on Thursday. Then Thursday we would go to Hurricane Ridge and overnight in Forks to see La Push beaches; then on Friday head back hitting Dungeness and Port Townsend and end up somewhere around Bremerton/Poulsbo.

I am also very concerned about arriving at Seatac on Friday at 2 and picking up the rental car and getting on the road. I am afraid the traffic will be awful. But, the other choice would be to stay at one of the airport hotels on Friday and take light rail into Seattle, THEN early Saturday morning head out for the journey to Winthrop (such a long ride!

So if you would be so kind as to help us out figuring out what would be logical. We appreciate your help so much. We leave July 29 so I need to firm things up quick. I do have reservations made at hotels, but can adjust them if I work quickly. Thanks!

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