We walk Green Lake every time I come home. No matter the season. It's just a beautiful place with lots of energy. I love seeing the variety of people that are out walking the lake; moms with strollers, girlfriends with Starbucks, rollerbladers, couples, old ladies, bikers, speed walkers, dog walkers....
On this day our favorite sights were
1. the group of 3 year olds gripping onto a rope together and their teacher teaching them spanish
2. this old asian couple on the grass playing bad mitten with no net. just passing. they were very good and very serious.
We loved that bad mitten playing couple so much we walked half the lake back just to see them again.
My parents had the idea to take a day trip to Canada to visit the Vancouver temple. It is only a 2 1/2 hour drive from our house. Not bad at all. It's a beautiful, new temple (2010). We had a really good visit. Temple's are super neat.
We were lucky enough to have a tour guide (my mom's friend) who actually works with Dale Chihuly take us through the museum. She told us so many neat things. It's so much better than stopping and reading the panels.
This museum is a must-see if you go to Seattle. The wall of Pendelton blankets (he has collected over 800) and the indian portraits were my favorite I think. I loved the garden too. Make sure to go to the collections cafe (pocket knives, bottle openers, accordions, radios and more) . Dale Chihuly gets it.