|Saturday I was ready to go. A friend of Patrick's, Mike, joined us for this ride.
We headed north to Mt. St. Helens area. Although it was cloudy here, the further we went north, the more clear the sky became.
However, on reaching the highest point of the Mt. St. Helens road, the mountain still had clouds in her hair, denying us the picture of her summit.
It was interesting, though, to see how much destruction the eruption of that volcano had caused. Most of the forest has been replanted. Although the hardwood trees came back on their own, all of the evergreen forests have had to be planted again by hand.
On Sunday, we took a car trip out into the farmland northeast of La Center, and visited Cedar Creek Grist Mill. This mill has been in operation since 1929, I believe. The mill is powered by a waterwheel, using water from the creek.
This was such a peaceful sight.
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