Wednesday, May 21, 2008
I was one of the many that took Friday off to enjoy the sun. I didn't have any specific plans, was thinking of just doing some yard work and cleaning house to prepare for a wine and cheese party at my house on Saturday. Instead of sticking around the house, I ended up going kayaking around the arboretum with a friend. Had decided to go to Ray's for some drinks/food and sit out on the deck but even at 4:00 they were jam packed. We decided to go to Ballard instead but weren't sure of which places had decks. Seems like all my friends these days live in Ballard so I twittered my friends asking and came back with a few options. We ended up at King's Hardware for some Burgers and margaritas.
Saturday was the Flickr Photostroll at the Zoo on a 90 degree day. Nearly 100 people had signed up but it ended up only being 40-50. We couldn't stay in one group longer than 15 minutes but met up at the food pavilion 3 hours later which didn't appear to be enough time to see everything. About 16 of us met up at the Smash Wine Bar & Bistro after the stroll. Good food and drinks, would definitely go back. They appeared to have very good margaritas and I want to try one.
Sunday I went out to Fort Casey on Whidbey Island with the North Sound Photography Meetup group. I think I've only been on Whidbey Island once and it was just driving through. I like photographing lighthouses and I hadn't seen this one and the weather was great so it was a good trip. I didn't know too many people in this group. It was only my second outing with them but a fellow Seattle Flickrite went too.
So now I'm trying to catch up on all my house work and yard work during the week along with processing pictures from the weekend, which I just finished yesterday. I even planted a couple of hanging baskets (Fuchsias and petunias) for the backyard. I'd like to get one more done but I want to find some Nasturtiums for it. I may go out to The Flower Farm in Maltby on Friday to pick some up. If anyone has any it would be them!