When I decided no more cold winters, Kathy asked her boss if they had a need for her services further south. I located a volunteer gig for us at Tonto National Forest near Mesa, AZ. Her boss said super! We left Bellingham for good.
We decided to take the long route and enjoy the scenery in our transition. Time to tick off a few more National Parks along the way. Mount Rainier, previously only seen by plane welcomed us near the end of the season, which such empty campgrounds and road construction.
Beyond the beauty of this snow-covered volcano the views are eternal enchantment.
We arrived before the Visitor's Center even opened so a very friendly Ranger snuck us in so Kathy could get her Passport stamp. We have to go back and check out the museum some other time.