We discovered that we did not have to drive very far before Mt. Rainier appeared before you...almost majestic...to the point that you actually had to pull the car over just to stop and really take in all its beauty. We wished that we had had enough time on this trip to go to the Mt. Rainier National Park and get even closer to it and all the glaciers that you can find there, but alas, there just were not enough days to see and do everything on our list! However we do consider ourselves lucky that we got to see it, even if it was from a distance!
However when we got back to Denmark and I loaded all the pictures on my computer, I noticed something.... well, something BESIDES how handsome my Viking looks standing in front of Mt. Rainier.....I noticed the TELEPHONE WIRES!
Growing up in the US, I never really paid attention to them, but when I got home with my fabulous pics, all "tainted" with telephone wires in front of this amazing mountain, I started to look around me in DK for those same wires, but discovered there are none. Yes, for those of you who think I live in a real "Viking land with no modern conveniences", we DO have telephones! Which means we do have telephone wires, but Mads told me that they have been buried underground for quite some time; in fact, he was quite shocked that they are still strung from pole to pole in the US. So now I am wondering... WHY? And do the city planners around the US have any plans to bury those lines anytime in the future???
I never really thought about this before..... but now I am totally curious!