My brother, Brian, and his wife, Rose, are moving permanently to the Philippines. I know he is loved and appreciated by her family, but its hard to think of him so far away. We took a day drive around Mt. Rainier National Park and he mentioned it could be the last time he sees this type of scenery.
I’ve lived in Washington State for over forty years and have taken at least ten guests on the same trip. Rose brought a fresh breath of excitement and awe. Her eye for photo opportunities was fun. She and Brian have lived in Michigan six months out of the year for the last five years. In the future, I hope to see the sights in the Philippines. Have you been there?
Paradise is an area where mountain climbers meet to climb to the peak and other less thrill-seeking folks enjoy wild flowers and a visitors center. A lovely lodge and restaurant are open during the summer months. About two million visitors enjoy the spectacular scenery every year.
Still in the Paradise parking lot, these other peaks deserve a bit of glory, too. At the first stop on the downward trip, we met a couple visiting from Minnesota.
A huge THANK YOU to all who voted recently. The Targeted Pawn finaled in The Raven Award Contest from Uncaged Magazine in the contemporary category and for the beautiful cover. Torn by Vengeance finaled in the contemporary category as well. The awards show determining winners will be broadcast soon on Facebook in a live event with prizes. If you are a Facebook user, join the Uncaged Book Reviews page and stay tuned. I ended up in Facebook jail last year for making too many atta-girl comments!