Friday, July 25, 2014
|We just need to follow the signs.|
The folks immediately headed to a section of the park called Paradise because they wanted to eat lunch at the lodge. They ate lunch in Paradise. BOL!
The arrived in time for Sunday brunch. Mama was shocked at the price. It was $25.50 a person. YIKES! Dad said they were there, so they were going to eat.
|This is the mail box at the lodge.|
|People lounging in the lodge.|
|Snow in the waterfall.|
|The trees are bent due to the amount of snow they hold up each year. They have an average of 26-30 feet of snow each year.|
Mama said they were on the lookout for animals, but only saw two chipmunks. One chipmunk ran out into the road and was killed by the car in front of them. :-( Mama was hoping to see other wildlife. She prefers to see wildlife that is alive. BOL!
They didn't walk on any trails due to not having much time. Basically, it was a 5 hour round trip. They may go back before we leave here and explore other parts of the park.
Dogs are allowed in parking lots and in the campground, but not on trails due to the wildlife. I doubt we will get to go.
The Greyhound Who Thinks He Could Climb Mt. Rainier If Mama Wasn't Holding His Leash
Thursday, July 24, 2014
|This is the famous sign that Mama has seen on TV many times.|
The folks arrived early at the market and it was already packed.
Mama said there were some dogs there, but there is no way she would bring us into this mess.
This market is known for the fish market where they throw fish. You may have seen that on TV. Mama missed seeing them throw a fish, but Dad saw it.
There were several shops that sold flowers and they were priced really low.
They visited the gum wall. This is where people stick their chewed gum.
|This wall is pretty complete with gum.|
|It looks like they are just starting on this wall.|
|The cheese is in a liquid form here at Beecher's Handmade Cheese store.|
|Cheese curds are in the background.|
|Dad had a seafood platter. He said it was okay.|
|Dad's clam chowder.|
|Mama had fish, fries and slaw. She said the fries were the best part. The fish was very bland.|
|The 3rd floor of Lowell's|
|The view the folks had while they ate lunch.|
Mama hit the wrong button on her camera and started taking photos in black and white. BOL!
|This is the very first Starbucks. They did not go in because the line was wrapped around the corner.|
|Cruise ship that was docked.|
|People hanging out in downtown.|
Downtown Seattle is quite pretty with the old buildings and big trees.
The folks didn't buy a thing while at the market. Mama said they did contribute to the economy because they paid $17 to park and they ate lunch there. Mama would have enjoyed it more if it hadn't been so crowded. She is not fond of crowds.
The Greyhound Who Thinks The Market Looks Scary With All Those People