Super 8 Kelso Longview Area
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Today's drive was no better than yesterday's - rain, winds, in places sleet and snow - brrrrrr.
I was supposed to see my friend in Portland on my way back but I had not heard back from her and the rain was coming down sideways.
I felt rather as though I was running before the wind and would just keep on going.
Not very much luck visiting this area. On the way, and only on the way to our overnight spot on Thursday, we saw Mount St. Helen as we were driving. Friday rained all day and Saturday we are having rain on and off once more. We took some pictures of what we could yesterday. A huge leaf (no fetish with leaves though) and the kid ...
Drove north on I-5 through Oregon's valley farmlands.
Traffic jam going though Portland before the draw bridge; should have taken the bypass
Spectacular view of Columbia River and Mt. Hood.
Occasional views of Mt Saint Helens in Washington
... target shoot, ski and party with us when he lived in Woo. We've known him for about 36 years but haven't seen him for about 25! It was time! It was great seeing Erin again too. Only met her once when "Mac" brought her to OH so we were anxious to re-connect. We also got to meet the 3rd member of the family, Hunter (yellow lab). Really made us homesick for Hops and Barley!
We arrived at there home around 4PM ...
... triggering threatening lightning. And it was very sad the number of people who were hiking in the vicinity. It seems that we are not all good at risk analysis. One man survived the aftermath of the mudslide by perching on a log, and waiting for rescue. The landscape had changed so much that he did not know they way out. Fellow refugees who tried to walk out fared much worse. Another couple were effectively caught in a flash flood and survived ...