08.24.2011 79 °F
It really is amazing to see what the volcano did to the mountain and the surrounding areas.
Standing in the blast area was so eerie! There was quite a bit of snow, which was surprising to us, because it is only 4000 feet high.
After that we packed up and headed north for a 100 mile trip. On the way we saw Mt. Rainier, which is also snow covered. That was too far away to get any photos, but spectacular anyway.
We are staying in a Washington State Park tonight and there is swimming here right in Puget Sound! How cool is that? As it turns out, it wasn't even hot enough for us to go swimming, because the temps never reached 80 today. A beautiful day! We did ride our bikes to the beach to check it out, but no swimming. Maybe tomorrow morning before we leave. We are only going 35 or 40 miles tomorrow, so no leaving at the crack of dawn!