Let’s start with a “brief” drive from Boise, ID, through a bit of Oregon, to Walla Walla, WA, for wine tasting, antipasto platter, brick oven pizza, and chocolate soufflé – YUM!
As this is farmland, pick up some fresh fruits for the drive over to Mount RAINier (yes, intended – we know how it got its name – beautiful, but couldn’t see the peak). And finish the day with a drive into Tacoma, WA – yay, cooking a late night snack in a kitchen and sleeping in a bed – this trip truly helps you appreciate all we have.
Well rested, we open our eyes to a BEAUTIFUL blue skied, crisp air, Tacoma/Seattle day – ahh, that’s what Rainier looks like! – enormous against the eastern horizon. Next Park: North Cascades National Park. We haven’t counted, but I think we’re in the high teens on parks now, all have been beautiful and unique… but, as we enter the park and head down a 10 (4 unpaved) mile road, we’re promised “American Alps”… really? REALLY! OMG – I love saying it and this delivers: A PICTURE OR 5 SAYS A THOUSAND WORDS!