The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another.
–Henry van Dyke
Any sign of spring in your neighborhood yet? (Or autumn, whichever the case may be? 😀 )
This past Sunday was a beautiful day on the Sound, so we opted to go out for lunch. Because of the previous day’s activities (Hamster Run), no one felt like cooking, so this seemed like the most logical solution… besides, it was nice family time, all 3 of us. I can just imagine what people thought when they saw us trying to walk.
Ivar’s Seafood in Mukilteo backs up right onto the water at the ferry terminal, so we had great views.
Lots of activity going on as well, watching the people and cars going on and off the ferry.
If you look left of center in the above picture, there’s a white spot. That’s Mt. Baker. Here, I’ll zoom in for you:
Quite a few people were out, just enjoying the parks and the water.
And special for the haters (haha, #kiddingnotkidding), we had some very special guests join us for lunch:
Squirrel count: 27. And we’ve only just begun…
Have a great Thursday!!
Today was good and hot, and clear, and a great day for a trip to the Columbia Tower. On the 73rd floor, there is an observation deck where you get the best views of the city and surrounding area… you can see forever. Well… you be the judge…
It was a great day, and I have so much more to share!! 🙂 Hope you’ve had a great Saturday too!
A rainstorm with wind gusts up to 115 mph hit western Washington yesterday, knocking down trees and power lines. It left over 300,000 without power for many hours, some still without. At least 3 deaths were reported from fallen trees, one even as far as Spokane (on the eastern side of the state) as they got hit too. Rivers throughout the Puget Sound flooded, causing even more damage.
James takes the train into Seattle, and his 1-hour commute home turned into a 4-hour nightmare. They had to evacuate the train half-way due to a fallen tree on the tracks. All the passengers then had to walk to the nearest bus stop where the winds were whipping around them, all while watching trees fall down on transponders which then caused the transponders to explode. Not my idea of a fun night.
Today is the calm after the storm… no wind, no rain. Nothing but a huge mess to clean up. Our power came back on after 18 hours, just in time before my fish froze to death (my oto/sucker fish turned completely white). School was cancelled, and I minimally went into work. I love living among a whole bunch of trees; however, when the wind blows, they can be quite lethal.
Needless to say… I did not get my 3-mile run done yesterday, but I did manage to cross-train on Monday… 😉
The next weather system is due to hit the Oregon coast and southern Washington. Brace yourselves people… when they say be prepared, then be prepared, because they aren’t kidding.
If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours.
The Butchart Gardens, Victoria, B.C.