Yesterday we went up to the Johnson Ridge Observatory at Mount Saint Helens. It's about a 2 hour drive from here, and it was well worth it.
The beauty is breathtaking and the story of it's 1980 explosion fascinating. The kids were enthralled the whole time.
I was only 2 1/2 years old when the mountain blew, but I remember the aftermath and it's legendary destruction well. Seeing it as an adult made me appreciate the power of such a volcano, as well as the incredible ability of nature to regenerate.
My little family
My sister, Amber and her family
My parents with all 9 of their grandkids
If you ever get a chance to go see Mount St Helens, you really should. It's awe inspiring.