Another chapter in my photo diary excursions…I’ve been meaning to go out more often but apparently life has decided to get in the way a little. Now to get caught up on the places I have gone. LOL I actually went out to Mount Rainier this past summer. And it was amazing. Can’t wait to go back to really get out there for more pics!!
Where to go?
My brother-in-law and family had decided to come up for my oldest son’s birthday and wanted to sight see since they had not been to Washington before. I was thrilled they were here and was more than happy to oblige. We had a few places planned to visit since they were going to be here for a week. We decided for this day’s adventure we would head out to do some nature!
So I have never been to Mount Rainier and asked them if they would like to head up there and check it out. I checked out the mileage and it didn’t seem like it would take too long. (I might have misjudged that a bit…)
Mount Rainier National Park
We met up and head out first thing…and it took three hours. (So I definitely misjudged that OOPS.) It’s a good thing I love my in-laws! LOL It was a gorgeous day and a beautiful drive up there. Washington tends to be rainy a lot but it was perfectly sunny and lots of blue skies. I was so happy and had my camera charged and ready to go.
Once we arrived we noticed that we were not the only ones that had this idea. Of course we did not have any hiking gear or whatever (will be planning another adventure up there to hike for sure) so we just cruised around. The kids were pretty excited to be out of the car and just started climbing around. The mountain was out in all her glory and it was such a sight to see. There was even still snow up on the peak. I am a mountain girl for sure so I was in heaven and I may have gone a bit overboard with all the pictures. Snow covered peak on one side and deep valleys on the other. <3
After playing for a bit and grabbing a snack we decided to head back down the mountain. On our way down we stopped at Narada Falls to check it out. It was gorgeous and the mist coming off the falls felt pretty awesome on that warm July day. Kids charged off to hike down to the bottom so off we went. It’s pretty cool viewing a water fall from the ground up.
The only down side to going up to Mt. Rainier is the complete and utter lack of cell signal. Now normally I am ok with being completely unplugged but since we were in two cars we managed to get separated after leaving. We turned back around and could not find them. After a few minutes of waiting we decided to just keep making our way south and hope for the best. And it’s a good thing my sis-in-law and I think alike because she did the same thing. YAY Shannon!
A Cool Restaurant
We ended up meeting up in a tiny little town called Elbe. It was this tiny one horse town but I loved it. I swear I could totally live out in a place like that. We decided to grab an early dinner before going much further. There was this really neat old train car that they had turned into a restaurant. Kind of a greasy spoon type place but it was pretty good and the company was spectacular!!
Check out my favorite pics from our day at Mount Rainier National Park.
Stay tuned for the next adventure in my photo diary excursion.