I knew this last Find Chey would be a tough one. Cory got it though. Well, with a little help. The Woman told them that it was north and they could see if from the Big Bridge that goes into the St. John’s area of Portland. There’s really only one place that would be (and not the Burgerville in Centralia)… Cory said, “Are you at Mt. St. Helens? If not, I totally give up…” (among other guesses).
I am actually at the parking lot of the Coldwater Creek rest area. Simba guessed, “Is it the Johnston Ridge Observatory parking lot (at Mt St Helen’s)?” But Johnston Ridge is the next stop up closer to the volcano.
‘Kaika said, “Mt. St. Helen’s … of course! Good job, Cory! My human was actually visiting Portland in 1980 while the volcano was erupting. I think maybe your human was at one of the visitor centers’ parking lots when she took the picture.”
The day ‘Kaika is talking about is the place where one of the scientists monitoring the volcano was stationed. They didn’t expect St. Helen’s to erupt to the side but straight up. He was killed when the eruption happened, as it came pretty much right toward where he was.
Mt. St. Helen’s is one of the Woman’s favorite places in the world. Not only is it lovely to look at when you get to visit Cory in Portland (or anyone else), it is wonderful to visit. There are many places to hike on both sides of the mountain. Each time you go there, it is different. It is a great education in how nature regrows and changes. There are some amazing stories and films at each of the visitor centers and learning centers. We were not, alas at the Forest Learning Center, ‘Kaika.
Derby said, “You a “Cat on Hot Car Hood”.” Yes, I probably am. The little yapper is Belle. She joined us for the excursion up the mountain and she liked the places they allow dogs (not everywhere). She seemed to fool Max, who said, “I’m pretty sure you’re in the Taco Bell parking lot…ask the woofy in the car. I think he works there.”
The Funny Farm kids guessed, “Oh, this one is easy. You’re on the hood of a car. Do we get our million dollars now? What do you mean we have to tell you where the car is located? In a parking lot, silly.” Alas, other winners were a bit more specific. And for some reason the Woman won’t let me award anyone a million dollars… Simba and Noir knew I was on the hood of a car as well.