Yesterday we took a day trip with son #2 and dear DIL, up to the Mount Baker area. It was one of the hottest days of the year, but what better chance to take in some of the breathtaking scenery? We took a picnic lunch along too. It seemed like a lot of other folks had the same idea, as we passed what seemed like zillions of other cars and motorcycles taking advantage of the stunning day. I took most of the photos of Mt Shuksan (9,127 feet in height) and “Picture Lake” – which is supposedly one of the most photographed mountains in the USA. You will see why it’s called Picture Lake in the next couple of photos.
After our quick picnic lunch, we drove a bit higher, to the base of Mt Baker – well, as close as a person can actually drive to it. It was up there where the snow is still alive and well – EVEN in late August! Here’s the proof:
By looking at these shots, you can only imagine the amount of snow that lands up there in the winter!
After the photo session, we headed back down the hill in an effort to make it to the neighborhood barbecue in time! We have only 8 homes on our street, and of course everyone was invited. Sorry to say, I didn’t take my camera, but everybody showed up for a nice evening of good food, good chat, and good neighbors! It stayed quite warm far into the evening hours – warm enough that I was using a plastic plate as a fan for most of the night! Sticky and sort of humid… very summery!!
So, like I said at the beginning of this post, remind me to remember this day – when the long, cold, gray, wet winter days make their appearance again. I know I’ll be able to feel the sunshine when I look at these pictures!