#32: Mount Saint Helens Adventure

This has been bumped off our list several years in a row, but this year we made it happen, since it was our last chance to have a good adventure together before Will went off to Sandhill.

This is part of our 100 Things in 2016 challenge. Here’s the full list.

It so happened that we ended up with a gorgeous June day. We did a bit of hiking (though Becky’s hip was flaring up, so we had to keep it small). We gave each of the kids a camera so they could capture the day from their point of view; their photos are mixed in with ours below.

We hit both visitors centers – the Johnson Ridge Observatory that overlooks the crater, and the Forest Learning Center on the way back down. Both had great exhibits, and the kids were fascinated. There were several films about what it must have been like on the day the mountain erupted.

As a bonus on the way home, we visited a 28-foot-tall Bigfoot statue and a house that got half buried by the eruption. Will’s been on a Sasquatch kick lately, and he had a great time. Lucy was skeptical.

One thought on “#32: Mount Saint Helens Adventure

  1. Pingback: 100 Things in 2016 | Band of Charac­ters

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.