Today, I went to Crater Lake National Park. I was on the most amazing thing that I have even seen. The drive was lone from where I lived at, it was more then 4 hours one way. About two months ago, I when to see that place, but being smart person that I am, I typed Carter Lake into the GPS and not Crater Lake by the time I figured it out it was to late to go there because it was an another three in half hours from where I was at and I really did not want to drive it.
When I got here it was something that I have never seen before in my life. The water was so blue, it was like it was not real because water that is you see in the ocean and rivers are kind of green color. From reading, the water is like that because there are no river going to it. The water it gets is from melting snow and raid fall. That was another thing I seen was patches of snow ever where still, which I would have thought it would have melted by now, but think because of the height of the mountain it stays cold there. The highest point that I could see we were at was about 6978 feet above sea level. Getting phone reception was spotty up there. I was on phone with a friend of mine and depending where I was at on the mountain the reception cut in and out. There was person that ask what phone company I had too because he was not able to get a signal there.
The crater part of the lake was made by volcano many years ago. If was to walk around were the lake part of the mountain is you more then likely would find volcanic rocks or black granite. I know I found black granite as i was driving up the mountain and I took some from the mountain to use a paper weight. There is some interesting information about Mount Mazama on Wikipedia.
I when to the Oregon Zoo with a co-worker and his daughter on Monday. It has been about 4 years since i been there, so I though would be fun to go and see the animals there. One of the most interesting things I seen there was a Star Fish, it was so big. The other interesting thing was that we went over by where the Snakes were and there was support be Python in the exhibit but was not there, so I took a picture of some thermalÂ image of me and the other people that was there. Supposedly, the python snake uses thermalÂ heat to track it pray and they had thermal imaging censor there to emulate what the python would see as it was looking at you.
Here I’m for my second day at the horse show at Devonwood in Sherwood, Oregon.
Yesterday, when I got here, I was looking for the mobile pizza trailer and I stop for a second to look around for it and out nowhere this horse came running by my car and almost hit it and the end up inside the stables and about one minute rider came by looking for it. Interesting thing is I think the horse threw the rider. Today is last day here. I really enjoyed working out here and the people are really nice and staff is really nice to work with.
I was getting off work tonight and there was crash outside in the parking lot. The person went halfway though the parking lot and taking out two trees before stopping. The guy in the vehicle was going about 45 mph or faster to take out those trees. The manager should be glad he was not working because where that guy went though, he normally parks his car and it would have totalled the his car. After the EMS removed him from the vehicle, I notice the driver only had broken finger, but he was still taken the hospital. I was talking to one person there and she said that her daughter went to the hospital emergency room because she was in shock because the guy almost hit her and she was not happy. She wanted to hurt him for scaring her daughter like that, but he was already going to the hospital and she seem happy because of that. Some people ask me if he was on drugs or drinking, I said, “I really do not know and he look fine to me.”
Pictures after the crash of vehicle taken by me and JT
The Last two pictures are panorama views of the crash site.
Video of the vehicle being put right side up taken by JT