Saturday, April 5, 2008

Mt. St. Helens, WA, (Sat.3/29)

These big mountains make their own weather – and the typical pattern involves the air dropping it's moisture as it ascends the mountain – giving plenty of snow and making a lot of clouds. We couldn't see the mountain at all, we went on faith that it was there, we had to take their word for it.

The visitor center was every bit as good as I remember it as a kid. We watched the movie, then Kim read most of the remaining info.

Even with a 2 month warning, 57 people died, $3 billion in damages -- maybe, just maybe, we're building / living too close to an active volcano?!... We tend to bring excitement, uncertainty and financial risk on ourselves, shoot I've got 4 boys, who am I to talk!

We have done a very good job avoiding it this past year, not bills, they haven't taken their eyes off us, the Snow. We woke up to 2 inches of snow.

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