Playing Tourist

Kirk’s cousin and child came to visit, so we showed off parts of Rainier to them. We got a cloudy/cold day, but the only loss is you don’t see the Mountain. There is still so much to see and enjoy.

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It was plenty of cheerful enough in the visitor center/museum at Sunrise at Mount Rainier National Park. Did you know it’s 100 Years of National Park Service?

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The boys on their favorite rock chair 😀 I seriously want to recreate this staircase at my home…..

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We were able to give them a few peeks at views – at least could see a tiny bit of the Emmons Glacier and its moraine.

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After Sunrise, we took them to Tipsoo Lakes near Chinook Pass. It’s accessible (they are from Florida!) and it wasn’t exactly warm (42* at Sunrise…..). They got to enjoy a stroll in the clouds, along subalpine lakes – and many, many wildflowers.

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You see photos of this area often for me….how can one not love it?

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Even on a busy day, it’s a beautiful place.

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The youngest, in his happy mode.

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Personally, I prefer it on a cold day.

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Lupine and Sitka.

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A gorgeous job done last week on this bridge by volunteers.

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Lake with mist.

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A few minutes later the cloud cover lowered, and covered the lake, into a white out. By this time, our guests were chilled and it was even raining. Into the warm van, and off to seek ice cream down low 😉


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