Greetings from Mount St. Helens

 In Washington

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.

Keryn Means
Keryn is the founder and editor-in-chief of Walking on Travels, an award-winning site that gives hope to today’s active parents who don’t want to stop their lives; they simply bring their kids along for the ride. Keryn utilizes her project management background, along with a masters degree in journalism and an undergrad degree in photography to the team to create dynamic content and a vision that keeps up with the latest technology and trends. You can find Keryn dragging her 2 boys around the DC area most days and across the globe several times a year. Follow along on their adventures on Instagram and Pinterest.
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  • InsideJourneys

    Love that photo of you husband and son. Cute!

  • Laurel

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

  • Jackie Smith

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

  • Lisa

    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.

    • Reply

      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!

  • Leigh

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

  • Nancie

    Great shots! Everyone looks happy.

  • Gaelyn

    Nice to see some snow on the old girl.

  • Sabrina

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

  • Reply

    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!

  • Terumi

    Great photo! Have a fun trip:)

  • Cathy Sweeney

    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.

  • Jenna

    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!

  • Vi

    you definitely should join “Capture the colour” contest.
    I think you have enough pictures to enter it.

  • Allison

    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.

  • Jessica

    Wow! Four volcanoes! That’s twice as many as I have seen.

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