Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Much of the Same with a Trip Here and There

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. 

Smoke 815 A       Smoke 815 B

 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.

mt st helens sign      MT St Helens Erpt

Mt St Helens1

That is all for now. Thanks for stopping by.

Next blog: In a week or so

1 comment:

  1. It is still smoky/hazy here as well. It gives my allergies a run for its money!