Monday, August 11, 2008


We spent the weekend camping at Mt. Rainier. It was not the best weather but we were equipped with our new picnic table shelter so when it rained we didn't get soaked. We stayed at La Wis Wis campground about 1/2 mile outside the park. It was a great campsite, right next to the river with lots of sand and dirt for Isabelle to play in.

Helping Daddy set up the tent
Isabelle channeling her inner rock star
Moments later this cup of sand was dumped on her head. There's nothing like getting up close and personal with nature.
Ready for adventure

Jason is very proud of the fire he built. He only needed to use three fire starters this time!
Jason's first response upon arriving at camp: "There aren't any showers or electricity here? But how will I keep up my daily Garnier Fructis beauty regimen?" Seriously, this was a concern.

Isabelle and Jason at Paradise Lodge

The weather cleared for a moment so we could see the top of Mt. Rainier. It's a good thing too because Isabelle was becoming very doubtful that we were actually camping next to a huge mountain and kept asking when we would get there.
Next to Mrytle Falls
Looking for "clues"
Always ready to eat

We went on a nature hike at Ohanapecosh campground with a park ranger. Isabelle is a good little hiker and learned a lot from the ranger. Favorite tidbit: Native Americans used bark from cedar trees to make diapers. Isabelle is still talking about that!

Playing in the river
Isabelle's own drum set
Remember when Ben moved the island on Lost? Well, The Others must be at work at Mt. Rainier because it's supposed to be right there! This was taken at Sunrise Lodge where it was a balmy 35 degrees.

Enjoying S'mores by the fire - possibly my least favorite treat of all time.
The Brock family has been looking for an Olympic sport we could successfully compete in. If Trackball was an event I'm pretty sure we would medal.

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