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Mount St Helens, Washington

Saturday, May 5, 2007

semi-overcast 0 °F

The day did not start out well…cloudy again and then I drop the glass container of my electric coffee maker and it shatters. Anyone who knows me also knows that I enjoy a good cup of coffee, so this is not good. By the end of the day, I bought a replacement.

After I clean up the glass, I try to use the coffee maker without the pot and have the coffee drip right into my mug – this was not a good idea. The coffee didn’t seem to be coming out, so I decided I must have forgot to put water in and fill it with water again. A few minutes later I realize that the reason the coffee is not filling up my cup is because the coffee is coming out of the back of the coffeemaker and is now all over the counter. So I pick up the coffee maker and the coffee spills out all over my freshly laundered, favorite pair of jeans. This day is just not going well.

So after cleaning up the glass and then all of the coffee and changing clothes and washing my jeans and shirt, I finally have a quick breakfast and then we pack up the RV (again). We’re heading about 50 miles north of Portland. We set up in the campground and head over to Mount St Helens. The sky is overcast and it feels like it may rain again but we decide to go anyway.

DSCF0874.jpgWell the day takes a turn for the better and by the time we are up at the visitors center for the volcano, the sky is showing patches of blue and we get a great view of the volcano. We also time our visit just as the ranger is giving a 30-minute talk about the volcano. He’s a wonderful speaker and we listen to his talk outside with the blue skies and snow-covered volcano in the background. So what started out as a bad day has turned into a great day!


Posted by jengelman 10:07 Archived in USA Tagged family_travel

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