Parks and Such

For many people, Memorial Day weekend is the first holiday day off since February. This segment of people includes Josh and me. All I can say is, "at last!" We didn't do a whole lot, but we had a very nice weekend in Seattle. This lovely weekend included:

A long walk on a sunny Saturday. Josh had the idea of crossing this bridge that we've seen from the road we ย often take downtown. We thought we cross it and explore. And we did just that. We crossed the bridge which we found out was called the Helix Bridge (so named because it was built by Amgen, a biotech company). It took us over the train tracks to to...drumroll please...a beautiful park!

Amgen Helix Bridge Elliott Bay Park

We walked along the water and enjoyed the sunshine. And then we walked some more. Then we continued to walk until we reached the SAM Sculpture Park. I've been wanted to check this park out for a while, but every time I think of it, it's raining. We saw some interesting sculptures and some interesting people (wait, that's us!).

Goofy Heather Graffiti Josh

Since we walked this far already, we decided why not continue to Pike Place Market. Once we got there, we thought we'd just continue along to a downtown restaurant we've been wanting to test out. Finally we reached the restaurant and rested our feet. We enjoyed a tasty meal at Lecosho. Then we walked back. Needless to say, my feet hurt by the end. I took my shoes off and walked in the grass half of the way back.

Another park & Sea planes. This park wasn't quite the walk as the Elliott Bay Park, but we got to watch some sea planes take off and land. I think Josh could stand there and watch much longer than me. I think about 3 minutes is good. There were also lots of roaming geese (and some baby geese) which also meant a lot of bird poop. Watch where you step at this park!

Old Red Ship Sea Plane Watching

There were also some cool old ships. I think there was some more history behind these ships, but I didn't really read the sign. It was Monday and the holiday weekend was coming to a close & I had the "Sunday blues."

Ate some cake. Josh and I went to Macrina and tried some cakes for you-know-what. The cakes were okay. Nothing spectacular, so we're going with something else...and that you'll just have to wait to find out.

And that, my friends, is about it. Some parks, some planes, some cake. A nice Memorial Day weekend.