This is a late blog post, we went to Mount St. Helens this year. As usual, the mountain was in good splendor! I always love going back there. I even went down to the Toutle River, just like I did when I was a little kid! I found an area along the highway where I could just climb down and get onto the bank of the river, and I did that, and went down and walked along the bank for a little bit. It felt like I was a little kid again! I even made a movie. I tried to find the area where we grew up at, but the town has changed and it was hard to find. But I do remember the Toutle River ran right behind our place! I sure do miss it when we don't go there. Imagine how it's going to be once we get all moved to Montana, which is next freaking Wednesday! We will be on our way there, so I will be offline for a couple of days. Though I am going to try and get the internet going at my new apartment there once I get moved in. Apparently it's being worked on. Well, we will see. And we'll see how long I last in Montana! Coming back from Mount St. Helens, we took the coastal route. Anna also wanted to go to Portland for dinner, so we did, and came back by way of the coast. We went through Seaside, and I fell in love with the town again! When I come back from Montana, I will not be moving back to Ocean Shores, or even Toutle. I will be moving to Seaside! I love it there! It makes Ocean Shores look like a ghost town!! I love Toutle too, I'd have liked to move back there as well, and be near Mount St. Helens, and the area where I was born. But I think I want to try for a change of scenery.
Montana is so underdeveloped it's not even funny! They do not have any casinos nor nothing there! But they do have a mall. That's about it. The mall is not even really that big. Though it's bigger than this one. Let's see how long I last there in Montana. Ma thinks I'll love it so much I'll want to stay there. But I don't know. Anna said it gets so dry there, she had to keep rubbing her hands with moisturizing cream. That would SUCK to have to do that every night!! Well, I do know that when I get to Montana, I will have to stay with Anna in her apartment for a while, so it's going to be a little crowded in there. But Montana is a pretty place, I will hand it that!
Well, one thing I can tell you I brought home from Mount St. Helens is a very bad cold! I am still in recovery! I am hoping to feel completely better by next Wednesday, when we have to go. I want to get a very early start on the road. There are some places I would like to stop and look at before we head out of state. Some places I have enjoyed over the years. St. Helens was just one of them. But it was a lot! Like I said, I love it there! Just like I love it here at the ocean. Which is why I think I would like Seaside even better than Ocean Shores. The big task is to find an apartment or rental home that will allow me to have both my dogs. We will see though.