||We will have a driving tour to scenic Mount Rainier National Park, a relaxing drive through back country roads, farms, river valleys and evergreen forest lands. We will climb into the foothills of the Cascade mountain range passing through the town of Elbe, where a steam train excursion runs, then on to the Paradise Visitor Center on the shoulder of the dormant volcano, Mt Rainier. This 14,000 foot mountain is awe inspiring. The Park entry fee, payable at the gate, is $25 per car ($10 per car for seniors) or free to anyone with a “Golden Age” or “America the Beautiful” pass. We will break for lunch at the mountain, where a large variety of food is available at the cafeteria, and enjoy numerous photo opportunities.
From 5:00 – 8:00pm we will enjoy a BBQ dinner at Griot’s Garage, a well known automotive detailing supply and garage accessory “candy store” and event center. After dinner we will have a Slow-Drag competition to test Club members’ coasting skills, and then a delicious Ice Cream Social dessert. Griot’s is just a quick 15 minute drive from our host hotel.