Saturday, September 22, 2007

The big crater

Okay, today we went to go see a big crater. Mom said it's called "Mt. St. Helen's". Um, it's a big crater that exploded way back in 1980, waaaayyyy before I was even thought about.

Here we are crossing over the Oregon/Washington bridge. I don't know why Mom took a pic of it. She's weird.

Here we are stopped right before this really big and long bridge to get to the crater. As you can see, Dad is kissing me because the 'rents are still trying to make up for yesterday. I didn't have the heart to tell him he's kissing the wrong end.

Here we are at Crystal Lake. It was created waaaayyy back in 1980 after the big crater exploded. It was kinda cool but I'm not going to tell that to the 'rents. There were people who fawned all over me too because I'm the cutest dog on the west coast. It's true. Mom said so.

Here's some dead trees from the explosion. It's been 27 years and they still haven't grown back yet!

Okay, the picture you've all be waiting for! The BIG CRATER:

Yeah, that's what I thought too. Big whoop. It's covered by fog and clouds.

After we went and looked at the fog and clouds, er Mt. St. Helen's, we came back to the hotel and then we all walked up to a doggie boutique that is only a couple blocks over. I got a new jacket and some liver treats.

All in all, it was a good day. Don't tell them, but I've completely forgiven the 'rents for yesterday's humiliation. The 5 hour plane ride was sooo totally worth it. I am having a great time out here. Tomorrow we are going to someplace called Cannon Beach. Mom said it's really dog friendly and I'll get to walk in the Pacific Ocean! It sounds totally cool.

And for those wondering about my plane ride, we flew on Northwest. I weigh, ahem, 16lbs because I likes to eat. Everyone at the airport loved me (duh). When we got on the plane, I had to go under the seat but once we were in the air, Mom put the carrier on her lap. All the passengers around us kept telling Mom and Dad how fantastically awesome I am and how much more pleasurable my company was compared to the gazillion crying kids on the plane. I think you should all fly out here and we can have a party. Ikes, you can stay in my room.


Ruby Bleu said...

Wow Martha...what a great day. I guess all the suffering was worth it. But there's one thing...ahem, well, it's like...I um, you know, live on the west coast, and um, am like, the cuterest dog too!!! I think the west coast IS big enough for both of us bootiful you could be the cuterest dog of the pacific north west and I could be the cuterest dog of California...what do ya say???

I look forward to hearing about the rest of your trip...

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Maggie & Mitch said...

It looks like you're having a blast, Martha! Being good gets you to special places! Good for you and I'm glad you got to hit the doggy boutique too!

Love ya lots,

Stanley said...


Glad to hear the 5 hour-under-the-seat-ride was worth it! Your parents wouldn't be having half the fun they are if not for you! Of course, you get an entire queen bed to yourself, right?

Love the new jacket. Can't wait to see you strutting your stuff in it.

Goober love,

Seadra & Zoe said...

Wow Martha....You really know how to vacation!! We loved the Mt. St. Helen's pictures. Our Mommy was in Yakima Washington the summer after the erutption when she was 15. It was amazing to see all the ash and sand everywhere at that time.

Love, Seadra and Zoe

Joe Stains said...

that is one big um foggy mess, not really what I expected either. At least you got treats at the end of the day! my friend liberty the chiahuahuahuahuahua is flying to Florida soon!!