Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

July 13, 2010

Barbie At 50

The bitch finally gets her comeuppance.
I'm going to drive up to Mt. Rainier. I hear the road to Sunrise is....erm...."challenging". I'm a little nervous about going up there alone, so we'll see how far I get before I chicken out and turn around. I live like 45 miles from The Mountain and have never been. It's about time. And I really do want to go alone. I've driven on some pretty hairy mountain roads before, but usually with someone in the car with me. The worst one was Pike's Peak in Colorado, in thick fog with no guardrails on an unpaved road. Needless to say, I won't be doing any of my reckless famous "shooting-pics-while-driving" stunts. The goal is to drive all the way to the Sunrise Visitor Center, and then check out some easy trails from up there. Sunrise is the highest place in the park that you can drive to, at about 6,400 feet; Rainier's summit is 14,410 feet. Watch this space for photos!

5 comments:

  1. Oh, do I remember those days! Being a sales rep and all the traveling. One time I was driving at night, and it never failed that there was always fog I would hit in this one town in PA...Cresson...this night I did. How scary to drive a car that felt as if someone had put a blanket over the entire thing, handed you a pair of sunglasses...then said "Drive." I literally crawled my way through trying to find the line on the road to guide me. A huge search truck was in the median shining a bright fog light to try and find people's cars in the ditch. By the time I got through I was literally shaking like a leaf. I had experiences like that in Maryland too! Good luck to you! And, no thanx! LOL.

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  2. Safe journey.

    Love the Barbi!

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  3. You be safe, sistah! I get vertigo just watching people drive mountain roads on TV!

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  4. Sounds wonderful - just take care (and send us pictures).

    I always thought Barbie need to gain some pounds ;0)

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  5. Whoop-de-doo!! I had a BLAST up on Rainier!!! Holy cow, it's the most incredible drive! Not near as scary as I thought at all. I've been on worse. Although I think Val might have died from fright....lol

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