|I am channeling my inner-Gollum here. My preciousssss.|
|Spot the Space Needle!|
|The freeways look so cool from this view!|
|Donuts as big as his FACE!|
|Some kid stuck his hand in the one good pic I managed to get of the octopus.|
|This shirt really spoke to me.|
We ordered in from Jai Thai when he got home; we had an early, big day ahead of us!
On July 12, we drove out to Mt. Tacoma (Rainier) for a hike. This was Matt's #1 must-do on the list and I'm so glad we were able to fit it in. I told him the night before he'd have to remind me periodically that I love him; during the hike, I threatened divorce three times. Mostly joking.
|We pulled over on our drive to the Paradise Inn, our starting place for the hike. This was before I knew the pain I was in for.|
|The loop we took is at the bottom of this map, in red. It's VERY small and nowhere near the main summit, as you can see. It certainly felt like a lot while we were hiking, though!|
|The foothills at the beginning of the hike were actually the hardest part, even though they were paved! But the atmosphere was just phenomenal.|
|We made it!|
|I made friend while I elevated my feet.|
|It was like being in the Shire!|
|We made it back down!|