Rainier Valley Inn
Travel Blogs from Ashford
... the cabin and relax in the boiling hot sunshine of the balcony and the wonderful air conditioning of the cabin dinner is roast pork,chips and tortillas for me and spring rolls and salad for Jackie, yummy, we finish the day with some beer,wine and bourbon another lovely day.
Saturday 7th June
Got up and Jackie made a pack up to take out for a picnic somewhere along the way,before we set off we can hear engine noises in the distant town and when we set off we drive ...
... and the lake is fantastic.
Route 2 west of there starts to get interesting. I had originally planned to take it all the way to Seattle but construction that began this morning will have the route shut down thru the mountains. I took 97 South and picked up I-90 for about 60 miles. I missed my exit but got off at the next one. I gassed up and got a cold drink. There was a couple on a Harley so I asked them for a ...
... wholly unveiled, awful in bulk and majesty, filling all the view like a separate, new-born world, yet withal so fine and so beautiful it might well fire the dullest observer to desperate enthusiam.'
So this was our first real adventure, on the trip and with Stanley. It was an extreme choice because Rainier is 4392m and one ...
... in the hot weather. I finally made it to the top at nearly 4:30 PM and was over an hour behind our guide. The guide went down to get the third member of our team water and they finally made it to Camp Muir, but the third member told me that he would not be continuing the hike to the top of Mt Rainier because he was too tired and too dehydrated. By the time we had dinner, it was 7:30 and I suggested we wake up in the morning, go ...
... Fawn Young, friends of Sally & Randy since their Alaskan days, invited us all around to dinner. Lovely 5 acre property just out of town. Great place, dogs, chooks, horse, donkeys, magnificent vege patch and lots of fruit trees – just in the home garden – behind which there were woodlands that lead onto forest near the river – great spot! Chuck & Fawn are terrific people – and gave us plenty of info and tips for Hawaii.
July 15 ...
How has this motel rated in the past?
- Free parking