Monday, June 8, 2009

Oh Dear!

These two little Ellies have been waiting so long for their clothes that they decided to take matters into their own hands.... I'm thinking of calling them Adam and Eve!
All I could think about last week when it was so hot here was getting away to someplace cooler. So this weekend we made one of our trips back again to Mt. Rainier. First stop was this little place, it doesn't look like much but they have the best burgers and fries for miles around. When we were all sufficiently "fueled" we were on our way again up the very windy road to the mountain. The winters do take a toll on the mountain roads and a few of them had sustained quite a bit of damage. At one point the two way road become a one way road as part of it had gotten washed away in the winter storms. Along the way we were greeted with these wonderful mountain wildflowers. Only a few are blooming right now but as time goes on more and more will wake up. They are so delicate looking that I often wonder how they survive the harsh winter storms, but they do and return every year. There were waterfalls everywhere, already gushing with the winter snow run off... and yes the water was freezing! It was misty and cool and I just loved every minute of it. We even stopped to take this shot of the road that we had come up. If you look real hard you can just spot a car taking the same road. This van caught my eye, they do expeditions and even have a mountaineering school. What fun, maybe one day I might be tempted. On the other hand I could just find a wonderful spot to sit and do my knitting. Yep that sounds like better fun to me!

Have a great Monday everybody!

11 comments:

driftwood said...

what a wonderful trip xox

annemarie said...

Adam and Eve - I love it!! Sounds like you had a super weekend. Has cooler weather arrived??

onya said...

your ellys are the funniest ever!!! so sorry you are so hot there....our weather is really strange. cloudy, cold and in the 70's when by now we should be seeing 90-100's. not sure about this start of summer. last year was pretty mild too....mt. rainier looks wonderful to visit....for now, i will live thru you....thanks!!

jenny said...

Adam and Eve! You couldn't call them anything else!

What a great trip. Wish the best burgers were closer to me! LOL

Sue said...

How beautiful, cool and relaxing. We have more storms on the way, but today we managed to get away to the lake for a few hours.

Love Adam and Eve.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Adam and Eve are so cute!! What a beautiful part of the world you are in.

jojo-caramel said...

Ha ha ha :) I like Adam and Eve ! Beautiful waterfalls and wild flowers ! So so tempting ! I love your Mt Rainier !!!

Terri Fisher said...

What beautiful scenery! I'm glad you were able to beat the heat by heading up, up, and away! :) Love Adam and Eve, by the way!

hetty said...

Love Adam and Eve! What a cute pair! Sounds like you had a great weekend. Love the photos of all those little wild flowers!

Kellie H said...

what greats shots you got!!

the elephants are {two} cute!

iSew said...

Looks like I'm gonna have to go to Mt. Rainier. We're always up for a great burger. yummm