Mount Rainier, the towering 14,000-foot mountain of volcanic origin, is one of Washington State’s best-known landmarks. On a clear day it can be seen from the Seattle/Tacoma urban area. Laetitia and her group viewed the glaciers and waterfalls and went hiking among the lush wildflowers supported by the rich lava- and pumice-rich volcanic soil in Mount Rainier National Park. Later they stopped at the town of Rainier for a late lunch. Some local gossip from one of their waiters provided material for a limerick.
An old lady who lived in Rainier
Who in wild youth had burned her brassiere
Gave the men great delight
As she jiggled in sight
Drawing crowds from the bars far and near.