Mt. St. Helens

Went and saw Mt. St. Helens yesterday – one of those places that you just have to sit back and say – “dang, God outdid Himself here.” Heather took some pictures that I hope to be able to put up here, as soon as I figure out how to do that?!

It was remarkable, though, the amount of observing that you could do from inside buildings…they have centers set up all the way up to the mountain so you can observe elk, rivers, the mountain itself from climate controlled centers with big windows. And then you go and watch a movie showing the valley below, instead of just driving up to it…

Because of my thinking currently, I couldn’t help but think of the modern penchant towards cleaning things up and making it sanitary and safe to experience.  Why would you want to be inside in order to observe the outside?

Heather and I want to go back – but not go to any centers, we want to walk the floor and feel the mountain’s presence. Just our conversations about that, betray our mindsets – constant questioning, insatiable curiosity, a need to experience.

Do go though – if you are near – it’s a remarkable journey.