We had a fantastic day today! We decided to drive about 75 miles to Mt. Baker. On the way there we stopped at a little pull off to see the view. As soon as I got out of the car, a bird flew and landed right on my shoulder. I told Jerry to grab the camera and see if he could get a picture. The bird just sat there as if he was my own tame bird. I put my hand out to see what he would do and more birds flew in and one landed on my right hand. Awesome!! They just kept coming and one would fly on one arm while another was on my left arm. One pecked my finger so I think they were wanting to be fed. I got a health bar out of the car and broke it in half, they attacked it on both arms fighting over the pieces. I looked these birds up in my book and they are called Clark's Nutcrackers. It even said that some of them are tame. Wowser!!! I have loved birds as long as I can remember and have wished such a thing would happen, but it never did until now. I have to say it was one of the most exciting days of my life and I won't be forgetting it any time soon. They never flew to Jerry at all, one did fly in the car and we had to let him out before Ollie had a fit. It was awesome and I hope it happens again some day.
We drove through so many tiny towns on the way to Mount Baker, it was a very exciting drive and absolutely beautiful. We saw acres of Christmas tree farms and some of them had ribbons on the top of each one. It was awesome! We stopped in a town called Glacier for lunch at Milano's. They had a cool grapevine right outside the door loaded with grapes. I had the Tuna Pannini and Jerry had a Chicken Parmesan special. Both were great and we would go back again for sure.
We stopped on the way to Mt. Baker at a huge double fall called Nooksack Falls. It was a bit steep for me to go the whole way but Jerry made it to the bottom and got some great pictures. We could not believe the beauty of this scenic drive. Mount Baker is absolutely fantastic! We got to 3,000 feet before the road closed because of recent snow. It is 10,000 feet to the top. I have added over 40 pictures and I had a hard time breaking them down to 40. I could have added 100 today. :-) I don't want to make the site too hard to load so I controlled myself. I hope you enjoy them much. More later from the fantastic state of Washington.