eXceptional Views

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On Father’s Day after brunch in downtown Seattle we headed to Kerry Park atop Queen Anne Hill to take in these eXcellent views.

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It’s great to capture both the Space Needle and Mt. Rainier together on a clear day. Both are iconic symbols in Seattle and Washington State.

Mount Rainier, Mount Tacoma, or Mount Tahoma is the highest mountain of the Cascade Range of the Pacific Northwest, and the highest mountain in the state of Washington. It is a large active stratovolcano located 54 miles south-southeast of Seattle.

Ascending to 14,410 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier stands as an icon in the Washington landscape. An active volcano, Mount Rainier is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous U.S.A., spawning six major rivers.

And on a more personal note…hope she never blows her top and annihilates all of us Seattleites!

The Space Needle and Mt. Rainier are treasures in Washington State.

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Speaking of personal here is my eXcellent and treasure of a husband and the father of our children enjoying the iconic views from Kerry Park on Father’s day!

Linking up with ABC Wednesday and Tuesday’s Treasures. Thank you Mrs. Nesbitt, Roger, ABC Team, and Tom at The Backroads Traveler for hosting these fine memes.

Dear and I are eXiting the familiar and heading to roads we’ve never traveled to enjoy one of our Nation’s treasures, Yellowstone National Park. I hope to share some postcards along the way but if you don’t hear from me it’s because wifi might not be available to us. Our wonderful basement dwellers will take care of the safety of our home and water our plants while we are away.

Happy summer everyone!

27 thoughts on “eXceptional Views

  1. Lovely, the view to Mt. Rainier. We went their in June and still found closed roads because of the snow. Of course both needle and Mt. Rainier are great treasures.

  2. Don’t we love “our” mountain though—when she is out that is. LOL
    We are Bakerites too since we live up her way.
    Happy wandering and yes many photos for us to see.
    MB

  3. Wow Ellen you never fail to amaze me with the wonderful scenery that surrounds you in the US. I can understand the pride Americans have in their EXTRAORDINARY country…
    Thank you yet again for showing the real America.
    I meant to tell you that I got the Mennon[te Girls can Cook, I just love it !
    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

  4. Beautiful pictures of your beloved city! Enjoy Yellowstone – a place we’d love to see someday. Looking forward to your “travelogue” of this amazing place. Safe travels….

  5. I’m glad you have basement dweller available to help in your absence. I shudder to consider what my ‘basement dwellers’ might do to my place!

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