In between two of our assignments as Professional Innsitters we got to spend some time at the Paradise Inn on Mt Rainer as TayCee and Grandad with our favorite little travel buddy.
The Paradise Inn is one of those classic old lodges built in the 20's filled with all sorts of charming rustic touches such as a large lobby with two fireplaces and hand painted floral parchment lanterns. It also has a lovely dinning room where we ate and this enchanting mailbox where we mailed a post card to Great Grandma [Nana].
We spent the night at the Paradise Inn and of course someone needed Grandad to read a bed time story. We had such fun!
In the morning we got to hike the "paradise trail" which meanders around the base of Mt Rainier through old growth trees and fields of wildflowers. Our little Grandbunny really likes to go hiking - as long as Grandad does the work! She's a true north-westerner. Even a little rain did not bother her. When we ran into some snow on the ground she said "TayCee pick me some snow" and then she carried her little snowball till it melted. Too cute!
We actually took three small "hikes" with the whole family and had a great adventure in Paradise!
Where's your favorite hiking trail?