Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Mt St Helens Anniversary

Today is May 18, 2010; and that marks the 30th Anniversary of the eruption of Mt. St. Helens in Washington. It erupted Sunday, May 18, 1980 at 8:32 AM.

I consider this one of my more favorite places to go. One of the reasons is that there is a lot to do around the mountain. I also really like seeing how it changes over the years. When it blew, it left the landscape destroyed. But each time I go back more has changed.

Here is a picture of Mt. St. Helens before, during, and after the eruption:


These are some comparisons of how it has changed. The photos on the left are taken by my Dad in 1984; the photos on the right are mine from a trip in 2007 of virtually the same thing.

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And some other photos I like:

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It was also neat when the mountain started erupting again back in 2004 and 2005

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Happy Anniversary, Mount St. Helens!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Super Secret Story Blog

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

You’ll Find us at Falls Creek Falls


On Friday, we decided to go on a little hike. I wanted to go to a waterfall that my brother, Steen, had wanted to take me to, but we never got the chance. So Ruth and I went.

It goes by the imaginative name of Falls Creek Falls. This waterfall is amazing. It is made up of 3 parts and an additional 4th part just downstream. All in all it is about 250 ft tall. Because of how it is situated you can only see a few parts of it at a time.

Here I am at the spot where you can see the top section.


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and 3rd tiers.


It was not only impressive, but also very grand. Here I am, the small dot in the bottom left corner, after I climbed up to the other ledge.


The hike was also very nice. It winds its way next to Falls Creek and passes some smaller tributaries, including a very nice cascade with lots of moss on the rocks.


There were also lots of flowers out. Some of the ones we liked best were these little mountain orchids:


So, we had a great time and were sufficiently impressed by Falls Creek and its falls.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Happy Birthday, Megan!

Ruth and I wanted to make a special post for Megan.                         She turned 5 today. So…



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We miss you and hope you have a good day today.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother’s Day!

We just wanted to say thank you to our moms for all that they do for us.

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And for the other awesome moms we know; we love you guys! Thanks for being good mommies :-)

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Happy Mother’s Day!