The One with Washington Trip Day 5

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Today 'twas fun. We took the morning easy and then headed out around lunch to the North Bend outlets to get some new clothes for Eric.
Last year my friend Marlene loaned me the Twin Peaks series on DVD which I devoured. Such an awesome show! I insisted we eat lunch at Twede's Cafe, home of the Twin Peaks Cherry Pie.
The menu was massive! Two pages of burgers! I decided to get a Teriyaki burger. It was delicious and the fries were amazing. I ate every last bite.I wish I could go back often and make my way down the list of burgers. Eric liked his BBQ sandwich, Malm and Dald enjoyed their meal, Allie's chicken fingers not so much (she gave up being a vegetarian yesterday :). Overall I was impressed and satisfied.Back towards the bathroom they've got some major Twin Peaks paraphernalia going on. As they should. These are some trading cards displayed on the wall. And a lot more stuff on other walls. The place burned down in 2000, so I'm not sure how much of the restaurant is the same as in the TV show, but it was still fun to be there and take it all in. Then we drove up to the outskirts of Mt. Rainier to go on a li'l hike. Here's Eric showing off his extra large "Shaq Shoes." He's such a goofball.
I didn't bring any hiking shoes, nor do I own a pair of hiking shoes at home, therefore I got a super cheap pair of men's hiking shoes for only $19.99 at the Nike outlet store. They're plaid. All the way. So we made our way up the trail and caught breathtaking views of Mt. Rainier and surroundings along the way.Cool mountains, no?
Purdy wildflowers.
Most of the way up Dald, Eric and Allie were miles ahead of us. Guess me and Malm are slow pokes.Why are glaciers blue? Or is it just the water they're floating in? I dunno, but I like it!Eventually we caught up with the rest of the fam and my dad told a VERY detailed version of the recently released movie Taken. It made the rest of the hike go by really fast. Final destination - that lookout shack.
Some people are nubes. Like the ones who broke into the lookout shack. Moving on...Hi honey, I miss you, wish you were here, see you tomorrow!The original Taylor kiddos: me, Eric and Allie.

Best corner office in the world!
This could be our Christmas 2009 card, buuuuut, Chris isn't in it :( We'll try again in a few weeks when we're all together again for Chris' graduation/Dald's 50th birthday/Sara Jayne's wedding/Eric's return to BYU.

Paige the picture queen!
It was so pretty up there; mountains as far as the eye could see.
This is the biggest glacier in the contiguous United States - Emmons Glacier. I could be wrong, if I am I apologize and my dad will correct me when he reads this.Here we the kids are heading back down the mountain.
A cute little critter. I want one.
The only sign of civilization for miles and miles.
Back at home, Tip Toe was flat as a pancake trying to escape the heat. I'm not over how hot it is here. It's 11:30pm and 86 degrees. Bah.
Tomorrow's my last day of vacation. I'm pretty sure I'll need a vacation from my vacation when I get home, k boss? :)


  1. We had soooo much fun, didn't we? I wish Chris had been here too.

  2. Looks like a lot of fun! I'm glad your dad liked Taken so much :)
    About the Christmas photo, you can just photoshop me in!

  3. In another week and a half you may have a permanent vacation:( ~boss

  4. Where was your hike at? I would love to go on that hike too!! It's so beautiful around here!

  5. Jennifer - the hike was from the parking lot at Sunrise (at Mt. Rainier) to Mt. Fremont Lookout, about a 3 mile walk with a thousand feet of elevation gain. Great views at every step.

  6. I was thinking the same thing as Chris... PhotoShop, Baby!!! :D

    I love, LOVE your shirt in these photos. I'm hoping that was a recent purchase, so I can get one too. :D (So you know... if you want to email me and let me know where you got it... ;-) )

    I love hiking! Looks like you had a great time. Love these photos! :-)

  7. I so want Cherry Pie at the Double R. So jel.


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