A mid-day appointment meant a different MAX station in the morning. I almost forgot to get off at the right station on the way home.
We got much-needed rest and explored Point Ruston and Point Defiance Park. A ferry ride to Vashon Island sounded like a good idea.1 We visited the lighthouse at Point Robinson Park and ate in Vashon.2 On the ferry ride back, we were one of eight vehicles. There’s not a lot of people headed from Vashon Island to Tacoma late Saturday night.
The next day, we decided to head to Seattle. Somehow we ended up in West Seattle, along Seacrest Park. I’m sure the view of downtown would have been spectacular if the tops of the buildings weren’t dipping into the clouds. Since we were already pretty much there, we stopped by the Alki Point Lighthouse, then headed back downtown where we caught a larger ferry to Bainbridge Island. We walked downtown, exploring a cool little bookstore, some fun little shops, and the local art museum. After eating, it was time for the drive home.
Thank you, Suzi, for a fun birthday weekend!
Yesterday I had the opportunity to fly to LA for a day-long client visit. Of course, I sat by the window and took pictures. It was nice to be in the air again. :-)
May today be more than merely a day off work, but a day to consider how society treats all of its members and to ask, “What is right? What is true? When do I speak up? Where do I take a stand?”
On some mornings, MAX is empty.
Pioneer Courthouse viewed from the speakers’ podium in Pioneer Courthouse Square.
Jumping off MAX, I headed to Starbucks. On the way, I was distracted by the beauty of Portland.
Waiting for the eastbound MAX, the westbound train headed into the station.
I’m looking forward to longer days and brighter mornings.
According to my yearly practice, here are a few of my favorite pictures I posted here over the past year. A couple of these actually have people in them. Sadly, I took only one of these in the second half of the year, and that was July 4th. Cannon Beach accounts for 40% of these.
Having posted more than nine pictures to Instagram this year, my “top nine” actually might have some significance.
It’s clearly time to take more pictures…