Sunday, August 24, 2008

A day at Mt.St Helens

So we finally got another streak of decent weather and thought we had better jump at the chance to get out and have a nice family day. So we decided we were going to pack a picnic lunch and head up to Mt. St. Helens. It is a couple hours from us, but really a pretty drive. We grabbed my Mom along for the ride because she likes to get out and enjoy days like this too.

Our first stop was a place called "Ape cave". It is a huge cave that runs several miles underground. There was really nowhere to have a picnic, so we just laid out our blanket in the parking lot. Which was fine until a huge caravan of cars came in and we needed to move. So we ate it on the tailgate like true white trash :)

We trekked to the cave all excited to do this and both my mom and I took one look at it and decided that we really weren't cave type people after all. Way too dark and closed in. I'm not sure what exactly we expected here, but it turns out all the caves with skylights were not available. Oh and did I mention bats and mice? Not gonna happen. Rockstar and the kids went in a little bit. They had fun.

So we moved along to our next stop along the way...we stopped at the Mt. St. Helens museum. Turns out everything was a pay to see kind of thing. You couldn't just go in and wander. So that was sort of a bummer. But we just sort of let the kids run around out front and blow off some stink. They had been cooped up in the car most of the day and needed to get out and shake off the wiggles.

We got some good pictures out of the mix.

All in all we had a fun day and went on a nice drive up to the mountain.


Mees said...

it must be an ape cave kind of summer - we're heading there next weekend.

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