Barbie Van of Doom

I was rather alarmed to see this vehicle parked across the street from my apartment the other day. “Come see the collection of Barbies I have in this big, windowless van, my child!” Creepy.

Mount St. Helens

Mount St. Helens (as seen from our house)

Today is the 26th anniversary of the huge eruption of Mount St. Helens on May 18, 1980. My family lived in Kelso, Washington at the time and could see the eruption from our front porch (see picture). Our town was covered in ash shortly thereafter, and we were forced to evacuate to higher ground due …

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