Life, These days

Spring redeemed

I’m taking a break between trip reports to acknowledge the incredible amazingness that was Seattle Spring o’2012. After the preposterous excuse for a spring and early summer we had last year, I think I just forgot how fantastic this area is when it’s, well, not raining non-stop for months on end.

Melting Wellie

Not only was it not raining, but it was so hot that even Wellie couldn’t be outside in the middle of the day (and he’s Italian!) – every day I would find him melted on the floor or over various pieces of furniture like a DalĂ­ clock.

Sunshine Welliepop Redmond Watershed

Spring on the Powerline Powerline sunset

Hot days led to warm afternoons spent walking on the Powerline Trail or biking to the Redmond Watershed Preserve…

Climbing Mount Si

…rock climbing in North Bend or sailing on Lake Washington.

JK with alpenglow

Thank you, Washington, for providing us with the best playground we could ever ask for. You have more than made up for the nightmarish spring of 2011, and with this blog post I hope I have made up for all the smack I talked about you back then.

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  • Reply Laura @ First Class Great Outdoors May 30, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    So glad to hear that this spring has been exponentially better than last. Enjoy that beautiful weather!

  • Reply Mary May 30, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    I love the picture of Wellie among the dandelions!

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