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The Future of Travel, Roads That Glow In The Dark, Things You Didn't Know About Bob Ross, and More!

This week has been pretty uneventful for me, however it seems like it’s earthquake season: Japan, California, Chile, Nicaragua, and now Mexico. This morning Mexico experienced a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that was centered near Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for Easter holiday including some of my family members. 330 more words


Mount St. Helens

It was a bright Sunday morning in Eugene, May 18th, 1980 when the news came to us. I was too young and too far away to realize the magnitude of the event at that time. 124 more words


D - Devastation

Terra firma quailed on that fateful day,
cowering before Helen’s ire -
nothing stood in her way.
Ash plumed miles to the sky,
and lahar overwhelmed the valley. 27 more words


Capulin Volcano National Monument

In 1980 when Mt. St. Helens erupted I was in Denver. Overnight about a quarter of an inch of ash fell on my vehicle. On the way home I went through northern New Mexico, and chanced to see the side road to… 247 more words

New Mexico

I went online to buy volcanic ash, and then remembered that I live 45 minutes from this beast.  The river by my house is literally filled with ash from this bastard.  

Camping Our Way Down the Columbia River Gorge

This week, my girlfriend Lisa was on spring break from grad school, so on Sunday we packed up tent, food, and cameras and drove out the Columbia River Gorge to spend a couple days exploring, hiking, and pretty much just seeing what there was to see. 838 more words