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Tag: Mount Saint Helens 2018

Weyerhaeuser heroes at Mount Saint Helens

Yesterday was the 39th anniversary of the most destructive volcanic eruption in the history of the United States – the May 18, 1980 eruption of Mount Saint Helens in southwest Washington State. Last year we got to do some touring and hiking around beautiful and impressive Mount Saint […]

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View from the Astoria Column

This photo totally deserves a blog post of its own!  This is the view from the observation deck of the Astoria Column. No, not that photo, though the Column itself is impressive and it sets off my rustic good looks nicely – I was actually talking about this […]

The Eagles of Long Beach

While we were in Washington State to hike at Mount Saint Helens, we spent a couple of days playing on and around Long Beach, where we got our first glimpse at the Pacific Ocean! Something else that we saw, though not for the first time, were Bald Eagles […]

The Year of the Beach

The Roaming Parkers are pretty much evenly divided between mountain people and beach people.  I don’t mind beaches but I vastly prefer mountains, and Elise will tolerate mountains but she loves the beach.  I think the kids are about evenly split too. It turns out that this miniature […]