On the way to Mount St. Helens

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While my aunt was visiting, and my parents were still here, we went to Mt. St. Helens.  Last time I was there was about 15 years ago.  So it was fun to go back, and show Siena and Lucas too, this volcano that we see almost daily.

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As we turned East from I5, from sunny it turned into this, within seconds!  Portland was beautiful, and I was wondering what we were going to see with all these clouds and fog.

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But at the visitor’s center, not far we saw their live webcam. Phew!  I was sure glad it was clear up there!

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Driving 2 hours each way to not see the crater from the observatory would be pretty boring for some of the passengers I had with me.

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Fall is definitely here.

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We had to stop.  The views…

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And finally arriving at the Johnston Ridge Observatory, with a beautiful sunny and warm day.  And a perfect view!

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And a perfect view!

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