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... by the blast. In 1982 the US Government created the 110,000-acre National Volcanic Monument for research, recreation, and education. Inside the Monument, the environment has been left to respond naturally to the disturbance. In fact ecologically it is now more diverse than before the eruption.
We picnicked by Coldwater Lake, a new lake formed by the blast. It was really beautiful. We then continued to drive up to Johnston ...
... motel. Back on the bus at the end of the train and do the walk along the storm water drain and over the train tracks. No train there this time which was nice. Check in and have time for a very brief nap before it is time to get ready and head out again. We'd agreed to meet up with Julia and Kirk and any friends around for dinner at the Widmer Brothers Brewery. So, we had another walk back to the bus stop, ...
... O thou holy one,
thou wakeful, come with thy light and thy thunder
Written in 1911, at age 50, R. Tagore
When I Go Alone At Night
When I go alone at night to my love-tryst, birds do not sing, the wind does not stir, the houses on both sides of the street stand silent.
It is my own anklets that grow loud at every step and I am ashamed.
When I sit on my balcony and listen for his footsteps, ...
... off sharply into the gorge, forming narrow, dramatic waterfalls tumbling almost vertically down the rock faces.
There is just enough time to pick up a unique bracelet made out of twisted fork at the Portland market on Sat and grab a bit to eat before jumping on my overnight train to San Francisco. .
I am a messy monkey and now I am typing about being a messy monkey so that you all know it! See this is what happens when I leave my laptop unattended ...
... Temperature 18C
Day 142 May 25th - I wake early, find that the bathroom is busy then two minutes later, two of the Quebec people walked out of the bathroom. I guess it saves time showering together! Moses has an awesome shower curtain, it's a map of the world! I was up early to go explore Portland!
I figure I would walk the 2 or 3 miles into the city along the fancy and funky area of Hawthorne Avenue. I managed to find my ...