Saturday, August 1, 2009

While you were out....

Okay *we* were out. It has been, as I'm sure many of you have heard, unbelievably hot here in Seattle. It reached 100F (I've even heard 103F) the other day. Our main living area is on the 3rd floor and we have no air conditioning of any kind. Needless to say, we decided it was worth it to get out of town for a night. We headed down to Long Beach, WA to enjoy some cool, fresh ocean air and a decent night's sleep!

On the way back we stopped at Mt. St. Helen's. I was astonished by how close we were able to get to the mountain (volcano!!) itself. It's no longer spewing lava - apparently that stopped in early 2008 after it was triggered by an earthquake in the fall of 2004. Still, there was plenty of amazing natural beauty and the effects of Mother Nature to stare at in awe.

This weekend we're looking forward to watching the Blue Angels (the navy flight demo squad) perform as part of Seafair. Every year part of the flight path for their airshow goes right over our house. We're able to sit on our tiny deck and watch them pull off some incredible stunts. It's loud but never dull and it's one of the reasons I love Seattle in the summer.

We now return to our regularly scheduled program.


  1. Long Beach is so beautiful! Oh and Mt. St. Helen's is AMAZING! I haven't been up there since they remodeled everything. Did you take pictures? Glad you all are cooling down! It's very cool here tonight. I have goosebumps, even!

  2. Still no summer to speak of in Kanto. Is 100 unusual for Seattle?

    I LOVE the Blue Angels! We were stationed near Pensacola (their home base) for several years and would regularly go watch them practice, and their homecoming show was always on my b-day!

    Try to stay cool! We're trying to stay dry!

  3. Oh, that would be SO COOL to go to Mt. St. Helen's. Did you take any pictures you can share?

    Hubby would be so jealous to hear that the Blue Angels fly right by your house. He loves jet planes. He never tires of them, I totally don't get it. But then again, he never tires of me, either, for some reason... so I won't think too much about it or I'll just worry.

  4. Sounds like a ton of fun! I ahve always wanted to get out that way and reading your blog makes me want to even more!