Tuesday, September 13, 2011

There is Beauty All Around

I have to admit that I live in the most beautiful state in the union. When the sun is shining, there is no other place more beautiful that Washington. We live in the shadow on one of the most beautiful mountains in the U.S. and it is so majestic and magnificent that it will leave you speechless when you are near it. This is us at Reflection Lake with Mt. Rainier in the background.

 We decided to get out of the house on Labor Day and drive up to Mt. Rainier for the day and hike around. We have never taken then kids up there and thought it was about time we did. So, we packed a lunch, filled up the van and took off for the hills.

 Almost all famous pictures of Mt. Rainier have been taken somewhere around this beautiful lake. It is so beautiful and smells even better. The tall mountain timber has the most intoxicating smell in the world. If they could bottle that smell, I would buy a lifetime supply.

 Here are the boys strolling down the train at the Paradise resort. We got to see a Marmot and even a big black bear with the biggest winter belly I have ever seen. He was good to go for a long winters nap.

 Robb and I were sitting on a rock watching the kids and Landon decided he needed to sit on a rock too.

We even got to play in a little snow that was left over from our SUPER snowy winter. So many tourists were amazed by the snow in September. We had a wonderful day enjoying nature and even took the long road home to extend the day.


Connie said...

Looks like you had a great day to enjoy Mt. Rainier.

Love the new header picture. Did you take all those photo's?

Laraine Eddington said...

You're making Washington very, very tempting.

Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide said...

WOW.. I have to agree.. its beautiful! Snow capped mountains. I've only flown over them, but never stepped foot.

wendy said...

Taking the long road home
is often times......the best way to go

I love Mr. Rainer. I lived for 4 years in Chilliwack British Columbia...and we'd bop over to Washington quite a lot.

I love the outdoors, and yes the smell of pine and timber and freshness......IS INTOXICATING
as you said

was nice to hear from you again