Wednesday morning dawned with no constraints and a promise of no rain. I picked up Katie at 9:34 and we drove to a park in Seattle that we had not been to before.
We parked and headed down the trail at Carkeek Park that would eventually take us to the waterfront on Puget Sound.
This reflection in the huge puddle had to be memorialized. It’s been raining a lot in the Seattle area.
When we hit the end of the trail this bridge took us up and over the railroad tracks to the waters edge.
Don’t disturb resting seal pups! We did see one seal in the Sound coming up every so often and diving again but no seal pups were resting on the shore.
This seagull was enjoying a rest.
Interesting clouds forming over the Olympic mountain range.
Back to the car we stopped to take a shot of this stone bridge covered in moss and ferns. Seems like we should see a woodland faerie.
We left Carkeek and drove to Ballard stopping at the famous Larsen’s Bakery. We bought some sweet and savory treats and then headed to Golden Gardens.
This stand of trees on the shore of Puget Sound made us park the car and come closer.
We drove away from Golden Gardens through Shilshole Bay waterfront and up into historic Ballard along the Ballard Locks. Getting back to Katie and Andrew’s we passed through Ballard, Greenwood, and of course Sand Point pointing at several restaurants we’d want to try.
Speaking of food, I posted my mom’s recipe for Goluptsi (stuffed cabbage rolls) on the Mennonite Girls Can Cook blog. Click over to get the recipe.