Monday, April 18, 2011

Weekend Recap: More Parks Than I Can Count

Whew! That last post was kind of a bummer. Fortunately we had a great weekend with our family to make us feel better about our situation. On Sunday, my sister-in-law, brother-in-law, and three-year-old nephew, L, came to visit and we had a great time showing them around Seattle.

After a breakfast at home of yummy waffles and fruit salad, we, of course, started our tour at Kerry Park because there is no better place to take in the views.  My nephew was more interested in the playground below, however, so we walked down the stairs. Upon arriving, he deemed the park "small."  :) It's hard to compete with Spokane parks. We walked up the hill to Marshall Park to sit and overlook Elliot Bay for awhile, before walking through the Parsons Gardens.

View from Kerry Park.

Next, we hopped in the car to visit one of my favorite spots in the city: the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. 

One lone smolt in the fish ladder.
After that, we wanted to get in some beach time, so we went to Golden Gardens. L had no qualms splashing in the waves at the edge of the water with his shoes and pants on—ah, to be three again!

Golden Gardens: Only in Washington would this be beach weather.
Sandy, wet feet: no big deal when you're three.

Pants and shoes changed, we got back in the car and L declared, "We're having a good day!" And I would have to agree.

But it still got better, because our next stop involved food. We were starving after exploring, so it was time for pizza at Tribunali on Queen Anne. Delicious pizzas, great atmosphere, and fabulous company.

yum. yum. yum.

No pizza cutters here. Instead we had special pizza scissors!

We swung by just one more park on the way home. This one with a merry-go-round. L deemed this the best park yet and the best part of the day. I was glad we could finally offer him a park opportunity that compared with his own city's premium parks. And as if that wasn't enough, we finished the day with a taste of fro-yo at Menchie's. Good to end on a high note. Hope you all had a great weekend as well!

(photo credit:
Weekly Workout Recap
Monday: 4 miles run
Tuesday: 4 miles run
Wednesday: 4 miles run
Thursday: rest
Friday: rest
Saturday: rest <--- too busy crying while doing our taxes to exercise.
Sunday: rest <--- too busy playing to exercise!

1 comment:

Kerry said...

Aw, great photos! That was such a fun day-Thank You! :)

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