We just talked about going to Mars, and you know I love space, so I thought it would be nice to reign it in a bit and look at our own world and its beauty. I’ve been to Yosemite, to Big Sur, seen some amazing things driving between California and Texas (super big dust devils, dust storms, mountains, all things this little Houstonian always dreamed up but never experienced).
Of course, there’s a bunch of places I want to go that are outside of the US, but the one that’s actually affordable and manageable within the next couple years is Crater Lake, Oregon. It’s literally the water-filled caldera of an ancient stratovolcano that erupted, creating a crater at its center where the peak once was (think Mount St. Helens). Wizard Island, among other underwater cinder cones, formed during the smaller eruptions that followed.
So yeah, the place is gorgeous, it’s just got so much history to it that I want to experience, and I want to go in the summer so I can take a boat tour to Wizard Island. Then I can say I’ve stood on a volcano, even if it’s extinct.
Where in the world do you want to go?