Unfortunately wildfires are still burning out of control throughout the Northwest. The fire I wrote about in my last post is still burning and is only 70% contained after two weeks. Smoke is still a problem here at the campground. We are now under a no camp fire ban.
The fires have not kept us from taking some time out for a couple fun things. Judy and I went to Portland to see the national tour of the play “Wicked” with Jason and one of his nurse friends. The play is a prequel to the “Wizard of Oz”. All of us enjoyed the play. If it comes to a city near you, I recommend you go see it.
We also took a day trip to Mount St. Helens National Monument. It was only a hour and a half ride from Portland. It has been 35 years since its eruption. Looking at the damage at the summit, you can easily envision the force of the eruption. We took a walk down one of the nearby trails also.
That is all for now. Thanks for stopping by.
Next blog: In a week or so