Tuesday, March 5, 2013

around the sound

wellll guess i should keep up with my new once-a-month blog post rule :) in january, jack and i met up with some friends to visit the discovery park lighthouse. this spot had been on my must-see seattle list for a while, but we just never made it out that way until my friend offered to show me the secret kid-friendly parking spots. :) it was a freezing, foggy day but i LOVED our visit. i can't wait to go back when the weather is nicer.

while we were playing around on the beach, jack pointed and yelled "birds!" we turned around to follow his gaze, and spotted two huge bald eagles sitting up on a tower. they were probably less than 50 yards away from us. it was amazing! i've never been so close to bald eagles before. we just watched each other for a while and then one of them flew away. so cool.

another day, equally as cloudy as the eagle/lighthouse day (welcome to winter in seattle, folks), we met some friends at the delicious & quaint bakery nouveau in west seattle. that place has french delicacies as far as the eye can see and it is off the hook. after lunch, my friend sara and i took our kiddos over to alki beach for a quick visit. we were literally only there 20 minutes, but it was just long enough to toss some rocks into the sound, watch ferries crossing elliot bay, and get a quick recharge. plus jack and his little friend ashlyn were being totally cute.

whenever i start to feel grumpy about seattle's cloudy atmosphere, all i need to do is get near the water -- which is easy to do, seeing as how we live right between two giant lakes and there's a sound on the edge of the city -- and i feel a zillion times better. it is so gorgeous here, even when it's gray.

1 comment:

Chris and Paige Evans said...

I didn't know there were bald eagles in WA! SO COOL!

I remember going to that lighthouse for a YW activity :)