Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Recently we have been going out on walks around the area here in Vancouver. The weather has been nice recently and we have enjoyed being outside.
One of the places we have gone a couple of times is down the Salmon Creek Trail. It is a nice trail that goes along Salmon Creek and sometimes you get to see some wildlife. One day we also took a side trip down Cougar Creek. We always like seeing the plants and animals.
We also did the trail at Fort Vancouver. That is always a place I like to go.
We also went with Dana’s brother, Anton, around a section of the Ridgefield NWR. We saw lots of animals, including a muskrat, blue herons, and a funny little bird called a creeper that climbs up the sides of trees.
A walk in Whipple Creek Park was also a lot of fun. There was a lot of wonderful moss to look at on all the big trees.
Hopefully we’ll be able to keep walking and find some new places to discover.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
We just had the great fortune to spend a day in Seattle, a city that we love. We had to go pick something up for Dana’s dad in Lynnwood, so we took a day to do it.
The view from Queen Anne Hill is one of my family’s favorite views of downtown. The Space Needle looks quite tall compared to the other buildings, but that is because there are no tall buildings next to it. Here is Ruth standing with the sculpture in the park up there.
We spent some time at Pike Place Market, which is a really neat place, and has some delicious seafood stands.
After that we took a walk on the Waterfront.
We also took time to get a plate of the best salmon and a bowl of some of the best clam chowder that I have had.
Plus a stop at the Curiosity Shop to see the wonders it holds.
I took Ruth over to the Seattle Locks that lead from Puget Sound to Lake Washington. We got there just in time to watch this tugboat go through…
…and for Ruth to catch this wave.
We ended the day with a visit to see the temple.
Overall it was a great day in Seattle and we had a great time.