Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Mount Rainier

Randle, Washington       High 74 Low 52

Today we drove to Mount Rainier National Park. The day started very cloudy and we weren't sure we would even get to see the Mountain but as we got closer the clouds mostly went away and we had excellent views of the Mountain with the top surrounded with clouds.

We took this picture when we got back to Packwood.

Today must have been the day everyone went there because when we got to the parking lot at Paradise it looked full. We did manage to get a spot and as we were leaving we noticed someone looking for a space. Cindy told him we were leaving and to wait for ours which he did.

While we were at Paradise, we went in the visitors center and the old Lodge. We found out that the Lodge had opened in 1921. It was fun seeing inside.

We had several view stops along the way and we stopped more going back than going in because the sun was better. There are several lakes along the way.

Cindy took lots of pictures of waterfalls and flowers.

After seeing the National Park, we made our mandatory quilt shop stop. We have found the store in Packwood interesting in that the store is half bar and liquor store and half quilt store. The entrance in into the quilt store. Cindy didn't even buy a pattern.

Outside they have a wooden lumber jack. I thought it was kind of neat.

Tomorrow we are headed to Kennewick and are slowly heading back to Utah.

Thanks for visiting.


  1. Thanks for taking us along to Mt. Rainer and interesting place to visit, now travel safely back home.

  2. Quit shop and liquor store??? THAT'S what I'll do!!! Fabulous picture of Mt. Rainier. I don't think you can take a bad picture of that beauty. I loved the lodge. After all these years, it still looks great.