Mount Saint Helens, WA

We finally made it to Washington! This is the only state to be named after a President and all the state road signs have the presidents side profile on them.WA road sign

It is also the only state that has green flag. WA flag

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May 1st at Mount Saint Helens.

One day… why? because of the RV repair week. We were scheduled to be here for a week.

The RV made it all the way to the RV park without leaking or having any other issues! Yay!

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I had really been excited to see Mount Saint Helens but it was a really cloudy day so the visibility was zero. The Johnston Ridge Observatory was closed as well so we didn’t drive up there. We did spend the morning at the visitors center and learned a lot of information about the eruption on May 18, 1980. It is the most significant volcanic eruption to occur in the contiguous 48 U.S. states. It has often been declared as the most disastrous volcanic eruption in U.S. history. Before the 15 mile hight eruption there was a two-month series of earthquakes and steam-venting episodes so they were able to evacuated the area. 57 people were killed, including one man, Harry Truman, that lived at Silver Lake at the base for 50 years. The ash reached 11 states.

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I read the Twilight books and loved the movies as well. So since we were in the area, I drove the girls to the high school that they shot the exterior of Forks High school. The real name of the school is Kalama High School.

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One day when I let them read the books they will appreciate it.

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We stayed at Brookhollow RV park in Site 17 for $48. It was a nice park for the night.

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