Mt. Rainier and Seattle Area

Trip Start Jun 23, 2010
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Trip End Jul 17, 2010


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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Mt. Rainier And Seattle


Miles Traveled:            300

Travel Time:                 8 hours

Arrival Time:                8:15 PM (PACIFIC)

BEST:                        Buying RAW milk in a store!!!!

WORST:            Driving for hours and not getting to see Mt Rainier

UNEXPECTED:  Getting pulled over for going 51 in a 35….I wasn't driving!!  (So, when all of my tickets come in the mail, nothing will be said about it at my house.)  Extra nice policeman who also doubled as a tour guide.  He told us some places to see while we were up in the northern Cascades.  LUCKY ONE!

Today, we took a ride to see Mt. Rainier.  There is a road that takes you to the summit of a nearby mountain (about 5500 feet) that shows views of Rainier at 15000 feet.  It was a cloudy day (apparently this way about 300 days a year.)  As we were driving, we kept hoping to get a glimpse of the mountain.  Even as we pulled to the highest point we could drive, the mountain was masked in clouds.  It felt like a total waste of time.  Rick and Kim thought the drive up was awesome, because it was really there first view of any scenery.  It was pretty, but we’ve seen so much more on our drive out here that it was boring to us.

We stopped at a nice Mexican restaurant on the way back into Seattle.  Kelly was disappointed that they didn’t have Sopa, but everything except my Tortilla soup was awesome.

Then, we ventured into downtown Seattle.  It was late afternoon, so we didn’t have time to do much.  I had heared so many times from people that a must see in Seattle was the Pike’s Fish Market.  So, that’s where we went. ($7 – 10/hour to park down here!)  The main reason we stopped here, was because I knew there was a place that sold RAW milk.  What a joy to actually see it sold in a store and not a farm!!!!!  The market was really cool.  Seattle is a beautiful town.  It would be a great place to come back to and spend a week – in the summer of course.

Grandy KOA is very nice.  Even Kim thinks so.
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