Thursday, February 12, 2009

Mt. Rainier

Yesterday turned out to be a beautiful day. We decided to take advantage of it and make a trip to Mt. Rainier. It was a nice trip. Both of the boys were troopers! And Monk I think is finally convinced that there is a big mountain here. (On her trip here at Christmas we kept telling her that is was magnificent but there was never a clear day for her to see it...she decided it must all be a hoax.) Anyway, we made it back just in time for Bible Study at our house last night. Which, by the way, is going really well. Last night was our 4th meeting and each week we've had someone new come.
Well, here are some pics from our Mt. Rainier day. Enjoy!

Ryne, all bundled up and ready to go. You won't see any more pics of him because he slept the entire trip until he got hungry on the way home.

Entering the park.

Just a beautiful view on our way up the mountain.

Me and my kid sister posing in front of some marvelous scenery.

Kyle and Kade taking a break at Paradise...that was as far as the road was cleared.

And this was supposed to be our picture with the top of Mt. Rainier in the background behind us but by the time we got to Paradise the clouds had rolled in and the big volcano was hiding again.

Kyle climbed up on a huge mound of snow to scope out a waterfall.

This is what the roads looked like that we traveled on.

And here is that big beautiful volcano! Our favorite view is on the road several miles away, right behind Tanwax church.

3 comments:

Rachel said...

isn't mt rainier amazing? we love it! it's a bummer we haven't been able to see it more-we went hiking up there in august and we could see it when we entered the park but once we hiked to where it would have been an amazing view, the clouds covered it-so i know how you feel! so glad bible study is going well-i actually was thinking about that yesterday! have fun with your sister!

The Haywoods said...

Terry - I can't believe you still have that Tri Chi Private Eyes sweatshirt. I hate to say this, but I think that was from my sophomore year! It still looks good though. My old t-shirts are worn out.

Thanks for all the updates!

Carozza Family said...

How can the people of Washington look at something so amazing everyday and not Praise God for what He has created!!! I can't wait to visit you guys!!

"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities-his eternal power and divine nature - have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."
Romans 1:20