Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Mt. Rainier.....

Sunday the 22nd found us at Mt. Rainier!  I didn't have the kids so it was my boyfriend and I with a group from meetup.com.  The photo above is part of the Kautz Creek trail.

This was a sign at the parking lot near the trail head.  It was cloudy so we never got a glimpse of the mountain quiet like this sign......maybe next time!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Researching National Parks

So I have been researching National Parks, Monuments and Historical sites in areas that I could drive to! Here is my list in Washington so far:

Tristan, Audrey and Teddy at Mt. St. Helens in Feb. 2009
  • Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve in Coupeville
  • Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Vancouver
  • Klondike Gold Rush in Seattle
  • Lake Chelan National Recreation Area in Stehekin
  • Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area near the Columbia River
  • Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail
  • Lewis & Clark National Historical Park in Long Beach
  • Mount Rainier National Park
  • Nez Perce National Historical Park
  • North Cascades National Park in Marblemount
  • Olympic National Park in Port Angeles
  • Ross Lake National Recreation Area in Newhalem
  • San Juan Island National Park in Friday Harbor
  • Whitman Mission National Historic Site in Walla Walla
  • Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

Some of these I have been to and some I have taken my kiddos to! This is a really important thing for me. There are reasons for each of these National Parks and I want to share them with my kids.  At some point I would like to make a list of the parks and cross them out as we go to them...like this Mount Rainier National Park.  So lets see how many we can visit! :)