Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Rest and Relaxation part 3

On May 18, 1980, a five you old Collin stepped outside to what he thought was falling snow. However, it wasn't. It was ash. Ash that was ejected from the earth as Mount St. Helen's erupted over 100 miles away.

In the weeks leading up to our trip, the boys and I learned much about volcanoes. It was pretty cool to be able to end our studies with a visit to the Mount St. Helen's National Volcanic Monument.

This is the new lava dome that is building.

This is one of Collin's and mine favorite hikes. It's amazingly beautiful.

A herd of elk.

Collin and the boys 2010

Collin, Magnus, and Me 2002


Monica . . . said...

What a neat experience. :)

mrsd said...

Looks like a great time;) Checking out my Homeschool Crewmates.

Anonymous said...

Bring back this blog! We want KAA back!!!!

Jessica said...

Wow! I didn't know you saw all of that! Amazing!! A big pull for HS... see the world, my own backyard for that matter! Thanks for being such an inspiration and for raising such great kids!!