In the last episode, our superhero couple visited the Badlands, Mount Rushmore, Beartooth Pass, Yellowstone National Park, Glacier National Park, and Schweitzer Resort. Where will they go next?
The Incredibles in the Cascade Mountains
"It's called Lake Diablo. Do you know what 'diablo' means? It means 'diabolical.'"
"Actually, it means 'devil.'"
"I bet a supervillain lives in a secret cavern under the dam. He could be poisoning the lake. That would account for the color."
"I like the color. Very vivid, like a turquoise jewel in the sun... Plus, the pamphlet says it's caused by glacial runoff mingling with a chalky substance from the rocks."
"Names mean something, honey. Diablo, be forewarned: I've got my eye on you."
The Incredibles and Mount Ranier
The Incredibles heard of a superhero called "Cloudcatcher," a giant so tall that he created his own weather patterns, generated more than an average of 53 feet of snow annually, and whose hair was always white.
"That's way more powerful than Frozone! Bet my buddy would love to meet Cloudcatcher."
The Incredibles never found Cloudcatcher, but they did see a VERY impressive mountain.
The Incredibles at Mount St. Helens
"See, honey, this is what happens to people who hold it in and blow their top. They end up like this mountain."
"I don't hold it in. I just--you know--divert my energy."
"Picking up cars is a good diversion of energy?"
"What can I say? Builds muscle. Incredible muscle."
The Incredibles at the Oregon Coast and Yaquina Lighthouse
"Did you meet that lighthouse keeper and his wife?"
"Yeeees. They were suspiciously knowledgeable of all things superhero."
"Maybe they have secret identities too. There was something powerful about the lighthouse keeper, like a dragon..."
"And something fiery about his wife, like a phoenix..."
"Do you think...? Nah. That's too wild."
"A fantasy realm? In the real world? They say such things can happen. Perhaps if you take a train from Platform Nine-and-Three-Quarters... Or walk through a wardrobe..."
The Incredibles at Crater Lake
Obscured within the smoke of a nearby fire lay the place spoken of in ancient Native American legends. The tales told of a mountain that always boiled with liquid fire, until one day the top of the mountain exploded. Over time, it sank within itself and a deep lake formed, the deepest lake in America, at 1942 feet.
"What if Atlantis is down there?"
"I doubt it."
"They've only explored 2% of the lake. It says so in this brochure. It's a perfect possibility!"
The Incredibles visit the Redwoods and Sequoias
"I feel tiny. You could build a house (or a few) in these trees."
"HONEY, WE'RE BUILDING A TREE HOUSE!"
"I'm sure there's environmental laws about..."
"Scratch that. WE'RE BUILDING A TREE CITY!"
The Incredibles at Red Rock Canyon
“They're fake. I'm telling you, someone sprayed red paint on them."
"That's a lot of rock to vandalize. It would take a super villain!"
"Activate stealth mode. We'll get to the bottom of this mystery..."
Find out what happens next in The Incredible Journey (Episode 3)!
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