Sunday, 6/27: Pike Place Market with breimh
. Yet again, I'm tempted to airmail a whole salmon home. But again, there wouldn't be space in the freezer for it.
Monday, 6/28: Lazed around at home base.
Tuesday, 6/29: Noodled around Green Lake Park after a realtor I was supposed to talk with backed out of the appointment. (Can't blame her, her son was being sent home sick and needed a pickup.)
Wednesday, 6/30: Met with the aforementioned realtor to discuss how to properly lurk on the market (a pretty common thing for people moving from out of state to do), then met up with zeightyfiv
, t'sChillin, and Rakeela for lunch. (Padrinos
is a quite nice small pizza place.) Afterwards, zeightyfiv
and I had a nap on the grass in Roanoke Park, then a wander around the University of Washington before catching the bus home.
Thursday, 7/1: Ran off to Leavenworth. Wandered in the woods a bit on the way through Stevens Pass, where I was introduced to coralroot (orchids that parasitize underground networks of fungus, only bothering to send up flowers once in a while) and was reminded that rapid changes in altitude can give me nosebleeds.
Friday, 7/2: Hiked up Sauer Mountain trail, where I learned how to use ski poles as an aid to climbing. (Probably wouldn't have gotten up there without them.) Observed 6' tall dandelions, of which we collected some seeds. Returned to Seattle just in time to have Shabbat dinner at zeightyfiv
's sister's house.
Saturday, 7/3: Evening "barbecue" (no woodsmoke involved) at the home of one of zeightyfiv
's cousins, who raises beef cattle. The ravine/salmon stream at the back of her property used to have a trail down into it, but is now impassable. Next time, bring machetes.
Sunday, 7/4: So far, another day of lazing around the house. There's talk of finding a park barbecue, with which to satisfy my craving for woodsmoke.