Wrapping up our road trip this summer, my family and I spent the last two nights exploring the natural wonders of two, well-known mountains– Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens– of the Cascade Range. Both visits would be relatively laid back, which was a great way to end our short summer getaway.
While the past two days were spent in the natural landscapes of Oregon, our following day was a return to the urban environment. This time, my family and I would be hopping over the border to Washington to visit Seattle, and we would only have one night to take in the sights and sounds of the largest city in the state.
City view from the Space Needle at night (June 2017).
Another nature-filled day was ahead of us after some time spent in the Columbia River Gorge the day before. This time, we would head over to Mount Hood, the tallest one in Oregon. It would be a short day exploring it and the surrounding areas, as means of recuperating from two full days of jam-packed adventure during our time in the Pacific Northwest.
Following our one-night stay in Portland, my family and I packed our bags and headed off for our next destination during our road trip in the Pacific Northwest this past summer. This time, we would be trading the concrete jungle with natural scenery, as we made our way to the Columbia River Gorge for a series of lush, deep valleys and waterfalls to take pleasure in.