Now let the trip around the USA begin! First stop Mount Rainier National Park!
As soon as I entered, I knew I was in a beautiful place! Just such a lush, green and dense forest, so pretty covered in spring snow.
Mount Rainier gets about 87 inches of Snow every year and there are 25 glaciers that cap the mountain! Hard to believe this is still an active Volcano with the potential to erupt again!
There are many Glacier rivers to be found, some dry at this time.
As we went up and up the Mountain, it was even more and more breathtaking!
There were the Christine Falls,
The powerful Narada Falls.
I definitely recommend you coming to Mount Rainier, where you can let Mother Nature entertain you and be richly rewarded!
Stopped in Paradise nearby, a place that from photos, it does look like Paradise in the Summer. As I am here in Spring, I can't see any meadows but it still looks like a paradise just the same. Here in Paradise, they get from 126 inches to 400 inches with upwards of 13 feet of snow on the ground every year!
The Paradise Inn has been here since 1916. There are no TV's, Internet or bathroom in your room. This Inn is just a cosy place to relax by the fire! It is just magical to stick your head out the bedroom window and see snow piled so high that you can touch it!
Even now, it still has snow pilled as high as our bedroom window at the Paradise Inn, on the second floor!
Sunset in Paradise!
We were blessed with seeing Deer just strolling around in a group eating and not too concerned as I stopped to photograph them.
We even got our first glimpse of a blue Jay!