So this weekend Chris and I drove down to Mount Rainier National Park and stayed at the Cedar Creek Treehouse, a tree house that’s 50 feet up in a tree.  It was awesome!  The tree house itself is three levels.  There’s a sitting/patio area that has a hammock and is open for the most part.   The next level is the main living area that had a little table and chairs, a sink with a gas stove and a sun room and a bathroom of sorts.   The top level is the sleeping loft and it featured sky lights that let you star gaze as much as you want.    And yes, the trunk of the tree is the center feature of all the rooms!

We stopped at Crystal Mountain and rode the gondola on the wait to the tree house.

Riding the gondola up to the top of the mountain.

Riding the gondola up to the top of the mountain.

Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier

Chris trying to fall off a cliff.

Chris trying to fall off a cliff.

When I told the owner of the local coffee shop that I go to where we were heading she asked me to take the cow from her lobby and get some photos.   Well, here we all are, stuck in traffic.  They are repaving the mountain road and it was one lane in many places.

Ms. Cow going walkabout.

Ms. Cow going walkabout.

On the road.

On the road.

Our little bat visitor.  He left the next morning.

Our little bat visitor. He left the next morning.

The underside of the Rainbow Bridge.

The underside of the Rainbow Bridge.

The actual tree house that we stayed in.

The actual tree house that we stayed in.

In the observatory with the tree house in the background.

In the observatory with the tree house in the background.

Chris and I on the Rainbow Bridge.

Chris and I on the Rainbow Bridge.

On Saturday we took a little hike to Bench Lake.  There was lots of alpine meadows and cool looking trees along the way.

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My froggy friend that I found.

My froggy friend that I found.

Even though it’s 85 degrees, you’ll sometimes find big piles of snow!

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Narada Falls

Narada Falls

Cow and flashlight keeping an eye on the camp fire building.

Cow and flashlight keeping an eye on the camp fire building.

I thought this one looked like a phoenix.

I thought this one looked like a phoenix.

Toasting marshmallows.

Toasting marshmallows.

Scary face in the fire!

Scary face in the fire!

If you are at all interested in checking out Cedar Creek Treehouse here is their site:

http://www.cedarcreektreehouse.com/