My internet at the hotel has been unpredictable and cranky, so I’m going to make this fast.
My first stop was Alki Beach on the Puget Sound. I enjoyed the mild heat (81F, 28C) as I strolled by the water. I watched people paddleboarding (is that the right term for what he’s doing?) and couldn’t get over how gorgeous the mountains looked.
I wandered up to where the lighthouse is, but unfortunately it was closed. However, just up the road, I found a small beachlet, with some gorgeous driftwood.
I stopped to take a picture of the skyline at a conveinently marked look-out point.
There were blackberries growing at the look-0ut point, so I used a technique I learned in photography class to keep them in focus while blurring the background of the Seattle skyline to make a picture I really like.
I stopped and had some bbq before heading to a glassblowing studio near Pioneer Square. I didn’t take a picture, but I found the cutest blown glass teddy bear for the new baby’s room and I’m shipping it home to Singapore. Then I drove to my friend K’s home and hung out with her and her gorgeous two kids (we met in a birth community when we were pregnant with our first–her R is 2 weeks younger than Ellie). I ended the night with some retail therapy at a local mall, including some delicious chocolate covered strawberries from Godiva.
More later, depending on how the internet holds up here!