We just got back from a family trip to Mt Baker. The weather was gorgeous, the kids had a blast and we did a lot of dog walking. Ok, fine, I'll admit it, my husband did a ton of dog walking.
We rented a cabin about 20 miles below the ski resort near Glacier, Washington. We spent one day up near the top and the kids got to play in snow in their shorts and tennis shoes. Both kids kept asking why we didn't borrow their friend and former neighbor's sled. Not to mention, "where are my snow clothes, mommy?" Big N did get upset when he got snow inside his shoe and he let the entire mountain know what he thought of that.
Picture lake was beautiful. The name was exactly right. There was a small paved path all the way around the lake to keep the rest of the meadow natural. The kids were really good about staying on the path and enjoyed looking at the birds and plants.
The kids both tried fishing with dad, Little N wasn't as successful as Big N. She would get excited when her rod would move and she would shake the fish off the hook. Then she would attempt to reel the fish in. Her dad would work on the knot after each bite. Big N was a little easier on his rod. He reeled in three fish and then told us he was reeling in Nemo and putting him in his backpack. He'll show you Nemo if you ask him, his pretend fish.
Vacation was sweet! We need to to do this type of thing more often.