It's easy. Just be us. But we made it work.
  1. We're sort of traveling rainmakers.
    We bring rain wherever we go. Having a drought? Haven't had rain in 5 months? Let me take a stab at it.
  2. Just some examples...
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    During a week in NY, Empire State Building skipped after two attempts. Flagstaff? Rain & snow IN JUNE! One day set aside for Disneyland, rained the entire day we were there. A week in Oahu? Rained everyday, hurricane rain. (I bought my umbrella in Hawaii) Paris? 2 1/2 hours in the rain waiting to get into the Musee de'Orsy. London-of course rain. New York in 2016? Rained. Canada-rain but not too bad. Wedding in Fort Worth? RAIN!! Thought our jinx was over but noooooo.
  3. Crater Lake
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    Things going well. Snow was still on the ground and also was forecast but none fell.
  4. Crater Lake
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    Turn to the left.
  5. Another angle..
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    Turn to the right. Gorgeousness everywhere you look.
  6. Had dinner in a restaurant with pine trees growing in the middle of the room 🌲
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    Pine Tavern-Bend, Oregon
  7. On to Smith Rock
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    Volcanic activity created this erie place. No rain!!!
  8. A river but, so far, no rain.
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    You can see Mt. Hood and Mt Baker from Smith Rock.
  9. View of the Cascades from lookout point at Smith Rock.
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    The Cascade Range or Cascades is a mountain range of western North America, extending from British Columbia through Washington and Oregon to Northern California. It https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cascade_Range
  10. More of natures bounty 🍁
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    Anyone want some Bubble Gum?
  11. Where we're headed
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    This is going to be amazing!!
  12. Mt. Rainier is the highest peak in the Cascade Range.
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    We drove 10 hours to get here. Here's a picture in case we don't see it this clearly. (Not my picture) It looks beautiful!
  13. Entrance to the lodge where we stayed.
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    I was coveting the chandelier so much- probably took 10 pictures of it ✨✨ Nisqually Lodge, 6 miles from park entrance.
  14. Mt. Rainier 14,411 ft
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    And this is what we saw. Completely obscured. There's a bit of the snowy base. We stayed all day and it rained all day. Gave up about 3pm. We did see ➡️⬇️
  15. 🍂🍁🍂🍁
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    Fall Colors appeared randomly.
  16. Christine Falls
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    Within Mt. Rainier National Park and a easy, short hike from the road.
  17. The rain made everything magical.
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    ☔️🌧💦
  18. Hello Kitty Umbrellas
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    Things you don't expect to see on a hike.
  19. Hike to Narada Falls.
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    The mist swirling up from the falls was more intense than the rain.
  20. Narada Falls
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    Me & my 🌂
  21. Wildlife.
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    Not afraid but then we're not very threatening either.
  22. 'Shrooms
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    Pretty but poisonous? Anyone out there know their wild mushrooms? 😳
  23. Rainbows
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    Then more rain, then a few more rainbows 🌈
  24. Grants Pass, OR
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    'it's the climate' but not the motels 'Mad Man Era' Motel Survival Tips
  25. Rain all the way home.
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    On Interstate 5, Salem, OR
  26. A shot of our famous redwoods.
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    This picture doesn't begin to capture the stunning beauty of the park. This was a shot from the car!
  27. Crescent City beach
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    An hour and a half from flopping on the Casper 🛌
  28. Home sweet home 🏡
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    Goodnight you princes of California, you kings of the Northwest.