I remember this from when I was little, we lived in Sunnyside, it’s a great place to visit with tons to learn!

Tales Of An Overstuffed Princess

Last summer, I was determined to take the kids on a road trip to a place that would not only be education but unforgettable.  That place ended up being to Mt. St. Helens.  In all of the years I’ve lived in WA (and when I visited in the summers) I had never been either.  So it was the perfect spot!


We decided to visit the Johnston Ridge Observatory, which is within 5 miles of the north face of the volcano.  The center is set into the hillside and blends perfectly with the surroundings.

The center has 10,000 square feet of space that hosts interactive displays, remembrance plaques of some people who perished during the eruption, a gift shop, a staffed information desk and a beautiful theater which shows a short movie about the eruption and ends with a glorious view of the volcano.

My family’s favorite part of the…

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