Having grown up in Seattle, I have been to Mt Rainier many times. One visit in particular stands out. It was in the early 1990’s. I picked up Becky, one of the several girls I was dating at the time. The car I owned at the time was a 1967 Mustang couple. It was pea green (I believe the official name was Ivy Gold), and it was a beater. It was the most unreliable car I have owned. But I loved that car!
Becky and I really didn’t have any plans, so we just started driving. Most of the time you can see the Mt Rainier in the distance. If you lived there, you might say “the mountain is out today.” Without planning it, we found ourselves driving towards Mt Rainier. First we visited Sunrise. We spent a little time at Sunrise, and then continued driving. We drove around the backside of the mountain until we came to Paradise. We spent some time a Paradise, and then we returned home. It was a nice relaxing drive around the mountain, just taking our time. Playing music on the stereo such as The Beach Boys and The Doors. The older music just seem to fit the car and the day perfectly. It was a great day.