Don't go looking for trouble.
There's enough trouble in each day.
:: This is not a repeat of a recent blog post, though it could be considered a companion piece. ::
We went looking for trouble.
In 2004, my friend Sabine and I traveled to Washington state to housesit for relatives, and we went to see a lightly-active Mt. St. Helens volcano. From the visitor center, wisps of smoke fluttered from the top of the rim.
The tidy terrain maps and stories of the eruption in May 1980 only mildly made that smoke more threatening.
Fast forward to January 2020.
Another friend and I decided to repeat that trip. Unfortunately, it was winter, we had no snow tires, the weather was awful, the visitor center was closed, and the fog prevented us from seeing anything but the narrow icy road and the snow plow operator looking at us incredulously for driving to the top of the mountain in that condition.