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Digitali wrote:I think the "ring of fire" will be the least of your worries in Seattle (I live in the area). Oregon and No. Cal that have a few of their own volcano's as well (Mt. Hood, Mt. Bachelor, 3 Sisters, Mt. Shasta). If you talk to climbers who scale them, they'll tell you that they are always rumbling and I wouldn't be surprised to see one or more go off in the next 20-50 yrs (St. Helens started steaming again a few years ago). My wife lived here when St. Helen's went off the first time and was quite a sight for a few weeks, but it was the folks living just outside the mountain that refused to leave who suffered the most (some with their lives). Mt. Rainier is actually the mt. that would do the most damage in the area if it were to blow. It's the closest to urban areas and would completely wipe out several large towns down stream of the lava flow. For now, we just admire it for it's beauty and pray it will never blow in our lifetimes.
Funny qwinky dink - we're heading on a cruise the week after you to Alaska as well with family and really looking forward to it. It's one of the few places in the US I haven't been too and live relatively close (first time on a cruise too).
I'm not sure if you're staying in the Seattle area over night, or just going straight to the ship, but the only thing to worry about here is the bad traffic and construction going on downtown (we seem to only venture down only when we have too anymore). Summer has officially started here (July 5th marks the beginning) and has been nice and not too warm. If you have time, take a cab and see the "needle", maybe some of the sights on the water-front (aquarium, dock shops, etc.). If you like music, go to the EMP (no, not that "emp") near the needle at the Pacific Science Center, which also has other exhibits and things to do for all ages.
gkearney wrote:Not visiting Seattle out of fear of volcanos is a bit like not visiting Yellowstone put of fear of the cauldara exploding.
HeirofNumenor wrote:LOL just to play devil's advocate here... but what if us guys started posting pics of bikini babes in here? How would you ladies react?
(Give me Catherine Zeta-Jones any day - though I prefer her classily dressed)
A Random Phrase wrote:Juliette, you are an excellent writer.
Okay, Jules and Juliette, I would really like to copy your conversation and share it with the world - only I don't know where I'd share it.
JulesGP wrote:And Random.... I ain't sharing with Juliette, so it's a good thing there are enough to go around!!
Juliette wrote:Maybe start writing romance novels! I've had so much fun with this thread. Jules is a hoot!
I always enjoy you too, Random. You are peaceful and intelligent!
JulesGP wrote:Juliette wrote:I always enjoy you too, Random. You are peaceful and intelligent!