Greetings from Mount St. Helens

Greetings from Mount St. Helens

Our 4th of July road trip got off to an amazing start today. We were out the door by 9am, grabbed a few donuts and hit the road. The weather could not have been better. What a way to kick off the summer holiday.

Mount St. Helens was not only impressive but also a whole lot of fun for our entire family. Dek could not have been more excited to see his 3rd ever volcano. In fact, we realized we all will be seeing 4 volcanos this year. Can you guess which ones?

Our journey continues tomorrow as we explore the Oregon coast. I will have lots of stories to tell in the coming weeks.

And yes, there will be at least one misadventure in potty training on the road in that recap mix.

If you aren’t following our travels on Facebook and Twitter yet than you are missing tons of photos and fun as we post along the way. Hop along for the ride. I promise to supply a few snacks.

For more photo fun this week head over to the Budget Travelers Sandbox on Thursday, and Delicious Baby and R We There Yet Mom on Friday.

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written by Keryn Means

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16 comments

  1. Impressive that your son has already seen 3 volcanoes! He’s going to be an expert by the time he’s 10 :)

  2. What a fun road trip! Love road trips that open us up to all the great wonders not that far down the road.

  3. Love the first photo – how did Dek manage to keep his hat on and smile while hanging upside down?!? You must be going back to Hawaii if you are going to be seeing that many volcanoes.

    • Lisa- well yes we are going back to Hawaii after the holidays but that’s not the other ones we will see :-) We saw the volcano on the Big Island in November. Now we are seeing Mt. St. Helens. In Sept. we will head back down to Mt. Rainier for our yearly visit and then Mt. Etna in October in Sicily. Maybe that will be our new thing. We only travel to volcanos. Ha!

  4. Your son is going to end up being one well traveled kid.Love the first shot.

  5. I can’t believe it looks like there’s snow up there! Looks very pretty though.

  6. We visited Mt. St. Helens when I was in 6th grade – it was such an incredible field trip to go on – so much better than a stuffy museum! I remember walking through lava tubes and planting saplings for re-growth in the area.

    Looks like you are on a fun trip – can’t wait to hear more!

  7. Great pics. I’ve only seen Mt. St. Helens from an airplane, but it was fuming a bit at the time, so it was pretty impressive. I’m sure you’ll be loving the Oregon coast.

  8. So beautiful! I used to live in WA and even passed close to Mt. St. Helens after the eruption and remember the ash. Such a beautiful state–I need to explore it and OR more. Enjoy the rest of your trip!

  9. I lived in Vancouver, Washington for a few months, and it was fun to see Mount St. Helens every day. I remember when it erupted and it was a big deal, even in Utah. It looks a little different from the last time I was there. I’d love to go back with my kids.

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