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Drive to Mt Ranier

Today we took Nick and Madi sightseeing to see Mt Ranier. It was a lovely sunny but cold day so we rugged up to get as close as we could to the mountain. We drove through lovely green valley sand farming communities before reaching Elbe a town with a population of 29! It has a lovely old white Lutheran church. We had lunch there on an old railway carriage - Mt Ranier Railroad Dining Company.

Mt Ranier is considered to be in the 10 top of deadly volcanoes and even though asleep now could become active at any time. It reaches a height of 14,400 feet and every year people die trying to climb its summit and traverse its 25 dangerous glaciers. We want into the park through the Nisqually entrance which is open year round. We had fun throwing some snowballs at each other at the parking area .

We had Alaiya 5 and Ezra nearly 2 with us. We had forgotten to take his dummy and instead of sleeping in the car there was lots of crying and throwing toys and biscuits offered to him. Poor jet lagged Madi sat next to him and it was a hard long trip for her! Making it even wore the roads were icy and slippery on the long steep descent and poor Madi was sure we were all going to die

Nick and Madi at the train restaurant

Nick and Madi at the train restaurant


Nick

Nick


Nick and Madi and little Ezra

Nick and Madi and little Ezra


Mount Ranier

Mount Ranier


Snowball fun

Snowball fun


Snowballs

Snowballs


Snowballs

Snowballs


Mt Ranier - as far as we could go

Mt Ranier - as far as we could go


Scary icy drive back down the mountain

Scary icy drive back down the mountain


Madi trying to keep Ezra happy

Madi trying to keep Ezra happy


Snowballs

Snowballs


Alaiya and Madi

Alaiya and Madi


Ezra in the snow

Ezra in the snow


Snowballs

Snowballs


Sunset in the mountains

Sunset in the mountains


Mount Ranier

Mount Ranier


Little white church in Elbe

Little white church in Elbe


Town of Elbe

Town of Elbe


Town of Elbe

Town of Elbe


Papa and Ezra on the train restaurant

Papa and Ezra on the train restaurant


Mountain scenery

Mountain scenery


Stunning Mt Ranier

Stunning Mt Ranier


Ezra cuteness in his snow gear

Ezra cuteness in his snow gear

Posted by hillbillyramsey 17:00 Archived in USA

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