Dudes, thanks for appreciating my dad's volcano-watching hobby -- it's the type of "quirk" (he has many) that drives my mom nuts but just makes me smile and love him even more.
When writing that post, I tried to find some pictures of our trip there in the eighties. I couldn't find them, so they must be at my parents' house (a 16-hour drive away). I wish I had been able to post some -- not just for the moonscape that was the Mt. St. Helens area at that time, but also for cute li'l me in my 1980's get-up.
Anyway, in honor of Dad, here's the link: VolcanoCam
It's completely obstructed by clouds right now (8:30 am PST on March 3). Poor Dad.
In honor of my cousin T, here's the Astronomy Picture of the Day (he also sends this out to family members, but not every day). It's something in the DNA, I'm tellin' ya.
Sand Dunes Thawing on Mars