Any creature that didn't evacuate this one-of-a-kind, artistic, hand built mountain was destroyed by a rumbling blast and prolific lava flow, which triggered a major mudslide that seemed to move part of the mountain. It could be years before things grow in that area again!
It was an exciting day overall that also included delivering trees and some shopping earlier with Grandpa. After the volcano completed its outstanding performance, we all headed to the pool for a two hour swim, followed by dinner on the deck of steak, corn on the cob, and chocolate milk. We enjoyed the sights and sounds of nature all around us even though we were continually 'visited' by a mammoth wasp that actually landed briefly on my arm. Yikes! Life is so good!