Good taste in music! I am buying my tickets today. If you get an early start, Rainier can be done as a daytrip. I would stay up there overnight. You will not believe how gorgeous it is up there in August. Not hot and humid like in SL. If you can get a reservation you could stay at the Paradise Inn. You are right there. The rooms are small and nothing special, but you will see why they call it Paradise! I also like Alexander's Country Inn in Ashford, although I must I have not stayed there in many years. http://www.mt-rainier.com/lodging_search.php
Avoid Friday-Sunday when the Park gets crowded. The San Juans IMO are best enjoyed with at least a three night stay. The ferries will mean long lines in August, so get there early. Others will pipe in to give you ideas of where to stay. Choose either Orcas or San Juan. I would pick San Juan and visit Lime KiIn Park with hopes of seeing Orcas.
Wow, Thanks! Sounds like great advice! I definately want to see Orca's! Paradise Inn sounds awesome too. Guess I better get a travel guide and make some reservavtions!
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