When Logan married me he knew my schedule. He knew how demanding it could be and how tough it would be. Unfortunately we don't get to see each other very much during the summer. Logan leaves for work at 5:30am and normally gets home around 5:15pm. My sessions in the summer sessions start at 6:00 and usually run until 8:00pm. Logan goes to bed around 8:30. There aren't very many minutes in the day that we get to really see each other so when a weekend opens up you take full advantage. We planned this trip super last minute...like within 2 weeks. We wanted to go somewhere we had never been aaannnnnnddd it was my turn to pick the vacation. Logan is a "lets relax and chill and take naps" type of vacationer. I on the other hand am a Go-Go-Go type and that is just what we did. We crammed so much into those 4 days but my goodness it was fun. And yes babe, we will go relax next time! We landed in Seattle that morning and took full advantage. Our number one Seattle priority was the Pike Place Market and it didn't disappoint! Sooooo cool! I had an incredible salmon sandwich that I was going to take a picture of but then I started eating and before I knew it, it was gone! We ordered coffees from the first Starbucks, watched fresh fish being thrown, ate donuts from the Daily Dozen, and even checked out the mildly gross gum wall. But the rest of our trip was focused around that big hill folks like to call Mt. Rainier. On the first day in the park it was super cloudy/foggy. The higher you got the more dense it became. We kept looking for Rainier and it couldn't find it. Everything above 5000ft was still under snow but that didn't stop us. We wanted to explore. I can honestly say that is the first time I have ever hiked in the snow...in June. So word to wise, go in THEIR summer months unless you want snow hikes. On the second day we woke up in our tiny, adorable cabin and saw it was super clear. We headed through the park and the first viewpoint we crossed we finally saw this mountain everyone had been talking about. And oh my. I still don't understand how we missed it! Words can't even describe how huge it is. Absolutely incredible. We hiked an 8 mile trail straight up to one of the peaks and again, oh my. Our legs and bodies were not ready for that! Haha! We saw waterfalls, mountain ranges, eagles, blacktail deer, rivers, some of the largest trees you have ever laid eyes on, and ate some of the best food! Another tip: If you love trees like I do, you need to check out The Grove of the Patriarchs. This was definitely a trip I will never forget. I hope you enjoy some of our trip pictures!
Marriage is helping your husband finish his mac 'n cheese.
The higher up we got, the less we could see. It was hard to tell where the trail actually was.
I really like ferns.
This was the first day we were able to see Mt. Rainier. Now I wonder how we ever missed it. Must've been some pretty thick clouds because that's quite the hill.
You can find more images from our trip through Instagram. You can search the hashtag #midgettsonamountain or #midgettadventures for posts since our wedding!