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Photo Fridays – Volcanoes and Babies

January 9th, 2009 · No Comments · Destinations, Photos

Today’s Photo Friday is a result of serendipity.  Yesterday I was researching a trip to the Big Island of Hawaii.  We are huge fans of volcanoes and volcanic terrain (and volcanic wine too), and I can’t wait to see an active lava flow.

Then I saw the news that the host of Photo Fridays, Debbie Dubrow, is having a baby in May.  Congratulations Debbie!!

Volcanoes, Baby! Volcano, Pregnancy?!

When I was 6 months pregnant, my husband, dog and I took a volcano road tour through California, Oregon and Washington.  (We also toured a lot of dog parks.)  See – the connection? Volcano – pregnancy?!   OK, well here are the very cool pictures of different volcanic terrain from our trip.

PLEASE CLICK ON PHOTOS TO SEE FULL VIEW – THESE ARE PANORAMAS.

Mount St. Helens, WA.  It's erupting.

Mount St. Helens, WA. It's erupting.

Modern ash eruption of Mt. St. Helens.  Definitely worth a visit.  It was the first time we saw a volcano erupting before our eyes (look for the steam on the right side of the cone).

View North to Mt. Hood from Lava Butte south of Bend, Oregon.

View North to Mt. Hood from Lava Butte south of Bend, Oregon.

This is a Lava Butte south of Bend Oregon.  The crater was formed by a vent hole in side of volcano where stuff came out known as a cinder cone).  You can see the red volcanic rock, and a lava flow cutting through the trees.  This flow is thought to be 7000 years old.

Newberry Caldera, OR from Paulina Peak.

Newberry Caldera, OR from Paulina Peak.

A little bit south of Lava Butte, is the caldera (collapsed cone) of the Newberry volcano.  Lakes have formed inside the caldera which is common.   To the right you can see the Big Obsidian Flow.  (It is all that cool, black shiny rock.)

Crater Lake, Oregon

Crater Lake, Oregon

This is a view of Crater Lake in south-central Oregon.  Honestly, it is one of the most spectacular places I have ever been.  The lake is almost 2000 ft deep giving the brilliant blue color and formed in a caldera.

While it was not a traditional “Babymoon,” this roadtrip was beautiful, inspirational, educational and did let me learn that high altitude and a pregnant woman take a least 24 hours to mix.

I am participating in DeliciousBaby’s super cool Photo Fridays, where everyone is invited to link to a travel photo. Please click here to see more of this week’s photos & stories.

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