On Tuesday, my parents and brother drove over to Olympic National Park. After our busy day on Monday, and with what we had planned for later in the week, I decided it was best for Baby Boy and I to stay home and rest a bit. We were going to try to keep somewhat of our normal schedule, but while we were out running errands and driving to Gymboree, he started sneezing, coughing, and his eyes looked tired. I turned around and headed home. Baby Boy came down with a mild cold that he quickly got over, but not before he shared it with me. I’m still trying to get over it. Bleh.
I think Mt. Rainier Nat’l Park is by far my favorite place we have gone to in the Seattle area. It was lovely. We stayed at a historic lodge in the park called Paradise Inn. We were some of the lucky guests who had a bathroom in their room. It was a very tiny bathroom. I teased John not to drop the soap in the shower because there wasn’t room to bend over to pick it up. My mom had the same thought and told my dad and brother the same thing, It was the perfect size for giving Baby Boy a shower. Usually he doesn’t care to take a shower and panics a bit, but this one had low enough water pressure that he actually enjoyed his shower.
We didn’t pack the hiking backpack carrier thing. John wasn’t sure he would be able to make the trip until the last minute, and I didn’t want to carry Baby Boy up a mountain. Plus Baby Boy still isn’t crazy about riding in the carrier. He much prefers the stroller. John and I took turns pushing the stroller up and then back down the trails. Well…we didn’t push it down the mountain per se, we more or less acted like the brakes for it. It was completely worth it though. Also, we really, really love our BOB stroller. There’s no way we could have done what we did with a different stroller.
And now for a lot of pictures:
One of the highlights of the trip was the first day at lunch. The waiter went around the table taking everyone’s drink orders. When it was Baby Boy’s turn, he politely asked, “coffee please?”
This was by far my most favorite thing we’ve done since we’ve lived up here! If you ever have a chance to come to Seattle, this is worth a couple days of your time.