Monday, February 2, 2009

Happy Shoot The Groundhog Day!

OK, so he's not a groundhog. He's infinitely cuter, though, because he didn't just predict 6 more weeks of winter. Besides, he and I have the same profile right now. :0) This little guy and I are going to fly to Punxsutawney and put a whooping on Phil later on today. We're ready for Spring.

Not much more to report on our Mt. Redoubt activity. Two holes have formed in Drift Glacier (right below the summit), and one is more than a football field length across. Each of the holes are blowing steam and volcanic gas about 2,000 feet in the air. They are predicting a "relatively modest" ash fall across Anchorage and the Kenai Peninsula. Maybe an inch or so. It's still a wait and see kind of thing. We continue with out daily activities, and monitor the news occasionally. The good thing about being military is that we tend to get the word pretty quickly. Enjoy what is shaping up to be another beautiful day. Think warm thoughts. Not you, Phil. We're coming to get you...

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