I was up at Paradise on Friday, a magnificent day in every way, to take pictures of the grand reopening of the Paradise Inn. We had a lot of visitors, including Congressmen Dave Reichert and Norm Dicks, and led tours of the renovation. A few of us also got a sneak preview of the beautiful new visitor center. If you're interested, I've posted 141 photos of the event on my personal website:
The News Tribune, by the way, has been covering this story in detail as well, and as always, they have some great photos and narrative. Start with Paradise lost? For two reasons, but no longer; then spin off to Paradise Inn's reopening revives many memories; then go back and read last week's article about the preparations to reopen, Paradise regained: Mount Rainier Inn to reopen after challenging renovation.