Difficult Week but Great Hike and View of Volcano

Last Update: February 07, 2021

Hi everyone,

I was very glad to have WA last week since I had a stressful time with my regular job. Suffice it to say I am looking forward to being done with it someday.

I am comforted to know what I learn here can help make that possible. Between rental properties and my websites I fully intend to be my own boss within just a few years. I will not be retired since I will still be working but I can "retire" in my early 40's from working for someone else. I will be extremely proud of that!

I went for a hike last weekend which was great. Ironically with erythromelalgia in my feet I am able to do more in winter now than summer. I went up a mountain trail I had seen in summer but could not attempt. I didn't go very high up but since the drive to get there takes you way up anyway the view is gorgeous. I felt great which was amazing since I have felt sick for months. I felt so good I thought I should do this on a regular basis and hopefully go a little further up each time. The trail is up in these mountains we can see from home in the photo above.

This photo shows Mt Spurr, our closest active volcano silhouetted in the sunset. Yes, on top of blizzards, freezing weather and sometimes hurricane force winds, we also have volcanoes here! Oh and don't forget the earthquakes!

This was the view from my hike. You can see a house on the mountain here that was abandoned after damage from the huge 7.1 earthquake 2 years ago.

As long as I can get outside and come home to my family and WA I will be ok!

Jessica



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laparra1 Premium
Good Morning Jessica,

I enjoyed your photos and am happy to hear the hike was so positive for you.
Where you live Mother Earth speaks up often, I still remember when you had those huge wildfires and then those awful earthquakes.
Here in the south it is a tic more quiet, but recently there were some minor earthquakes in Granada. It damaged some famous buildings that had been standing there for ages.
https://www.spanish-town-guides.com/Granada_History.htm
Nature is such a help when one is stressed.

Greetings from the south of Spain,

Taetske
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Swangirl Premium
I am sorry to hear of the earthquakes Taetske. We had a series of 4 earthquakes this weekend all just a few minutes apart. It was very strange however since there were no earthquakes shown on the earthquake monitoring sites. Our idiot Governor cut the funding for the Alaska Tsunami Warning Center. That used to be the best source of info about earthquakes in the state and showed the results faster than any other site. Within just a minute or two you could see a quake on the website. Now there are many times we feel one and cannot find any record of it.
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laparra1 Premium
Indeed, an idiot Governor. So important to have a Tsunami warning Center. Something that did not exist in Banda Aceh/Indonesia that got hit by a 9 earthquake plus Tsunami in 2004.

Granada being such an important historical site with buildings dating over a thousand years, it is difficult to understand that a minor earthquake of 4 and a little can cause such cracks. In all those years these buildings have seen all kinds of disasters and are still standing.

The same what happened in 1997 in Assisi/Italy. There the world famous frescoes by Giotto got severely damaged too.

I think Mother Earth is upset. We should take better care of her.

All the best, Taetske
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BarbaraN Premium
Wow! to have views Like that right outside your door is fantastic. The pictures are beautiful. Thanks for sharing them. A little outdoors and some beautiful scenery is good medicine.

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Thanks,
Barb
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Swangirl Premium
Great post Barbara! I left a comment. I look forward to your next posts on the topic!
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Newme202 Premium
Wow!
Stunning breathtaking pictures Jessica
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Swangirl Premium
Thanks Simone!
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Linda103 Premium
Wow Jessica, stunning scenery and great photos. You will get there and be your own boss before you know it.
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you LInda! I can't wait for that day and to tell everyone here! It might be a few years but I know I can do it.
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Linda103 Premium
You will do it.
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IamTracy Premium
How lovely Jessica! Nothing like nature to refocus us and keep us grounded. Wishing you an easier and positive week ahead.
Warm wishes
Tracy
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you Tracy. It looks like another stressful week coming but I will get outside when I can.
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IamTracy Premium
Hopefully not as stressful as you imagine but hopefully nature will be a trusted friend to see you through it! Take good care of yourself.
Warm wishes
Tracy
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