Saturday, January 31, 2009


This might give you a better idea of how close we actually are. The drive may be a 5 hour one, only because you can't fly over water. As the crow flies we're not far.
Imagine, tho', that air traffic would be suspended. Last fall when Ronda was here visiting, a volcano in the Aleutians suspended air traffic. This one has the potential to be very challenging.
What a learning experience for all of us.


Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

Wow! Could be interesting. Hard to appreciate volcanoes and the like when so far removed from them, not so for you all anymore. Good luck whith keeping the white snow. Would appreciate any updates. Ivan

Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

how'd it get its name, redoubt? hopefully from a few false alarms?

when we had the fires in the boundary waters a couple summers ago it was thick with smoke here - i'd suggest extra asthma inhalers for anyone who might need them and take photos of the white snow to enjoy for the rest of the season.


Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

Please keep us posted as to what is going on with the volcano. Will be interesting to see the effects.

Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

We just got home. A quick stop at
Commando Trailers, to Wanamingo to
help move Jen's heavy stuff to the
upstairs apartment. Good thing the
owner happened to be there. I was
on the lead end and he took over!:)
Jen ordered pizza. They were going
to show her efficiency apt. at 6
but before we started eating the
owner called that they had called to cancel so we could eat the pizza
at a more leasurely pace. Then went to David and Jodys. Picked up our Christmas gift we didn't pick up went we did the Santa run
before Christmas. Also got some of their wedding pics to copy for my wedding scrapbooking. We drove 196 miles! First thing we did on
getting home was to check the
Anchorage Newspaper to see if
Redoubt had erupted. One person had called in to say she had a ticket to fly to Hawaii so wanted them to do what they could so it wouldn't blow until after her flight! dk

Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

I must have been tired! It was
396 miles. dk

Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

The Alaska Volcano Observatory website is very interesting. Amazing photos from 1990. Also interesting to see with the current weather conditions what ash fallout would look like based on various heights at eruption. Pretty awesome to watch the activity via the cameras and monitoring equipment at the volcano.

We will follow with interest. Keep us posted! Hopefully if it blows, the winds will blow the ash away from you.