Colin and I got quite comfortable with our electronic devices.....
Friday we drove to Mount St. Helens Volcanic Monument via Toledo, WA. Anne grew up in Toledo, Ohio, and got really excited when she saw the signs for Toledo. The small town seemed delightful, painted walls and all.
Colin loved walking in the snow at one of the viewpoints that had not been plowed.
Throughout the Monument we saw evidence of the $9 Million Reforestation Project by Weyerhauser. Looking at these trees made us feel a little dizzy - like our eyes were not quite in focus.
The clouds are beautiful, but prevented us from seeing the top of Mount St. Helens
We were disappointed because the Forest Learning Center was closed near Coldwater Lake
I found the frog sounds fascinating.
Lots of maps and displays throughout the Mount St. Helens Monument
Nice use of our taxpayer's money - the boardwalks!
A highlight of the day was our lunch at MAC 'N MORE in Lacey. Anne loved the Potato Chip Nachos so much she wrote a review for the restaurant on the YELP website!
The rainy weather lent itself to staying in for the afternoon, watching Harry Potter movies non-stop on the ABC family channel, swimming, working out in the gym, and lots of napping, which I really enjoyed. Duane and I walked to Denny's and picked up salads for our dinner and yummy chocolate milk shakes. Colin spent lots of time playing Pokemon on his Ninentendo DS.
We left Chehalis early Sunday morning, found winter weather over Snowqualmie Pass, but made it home in time for Colin to enjoy a play date with his friend, Zachary. And I got to enjoy Bradleigh and Jacob's piano recital and John's birthday celebration!