Part 1 - Prelude
It’s my daughter’s fault, in a manner of speaking. It’s her fault, to a degree. She sends me a link to a photo of the Milky Way setting over Mount Rainier in Washington State. It’s the Milky Way over the U.S. of A.
It was taken from a vantage point I know well … possibly just a few feet from a lightly traveled road near the Sunrise visitor center on the Northeastern shoulder of this great mountain. We should try that, I say. We’ll have to wait ‘til summer.
It’s her fault, but she comes to it naturally. I’m the one who would drag her out of bed at 2:00 in the morning to go out and watch meteors from the back deck. My wife and I would drag her and her brother out for a night walk at Rainier to look at the stars. She comes by it naturally and we have another shared interest – photography.
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