"The Mountain is out",
is a popular saying we have here in the Seattle area.
It means you can see Mt. Rainier.
So Tom and I took the two hour drive up to the mountain.
It was an unbelievable, beautiful drive.
We stopped for lunch at this
Thirty years ago Tom & I would stop here after
skiing at Crystal Mountain.
Mt. Rainier is in a National Park.
Tom wanted me to post this picture.
Ah, the mountain.
As we got closer, the mountain it got bigger and bigger
This picture is NOT enlarged!
(double click for a closer view)
We reached our goal of Paradise Lodge
Visitors come here to hike up the mountain or just sit and gaze.
We visited the Jackson Visitor Center
and got quiet an education about the history of
or as our children use to say,
"Mt. Right Near"
Today is was very near!