It seems like visiting Seattle is all about getting wet!
Yesterday, we visited the Japanese Gardens in Seattle, where there was a pond full of gold and white poi and red-eared slider turtles, cousins of our pet turtle April.
If we had known red-eared slider turtles could live out here, we would have brought April to set her free!
At the Arboretum, we got caught in the rain, riding in a jeep without a top – a wet and windy ride!
Today, after watching the Blue Angels practice from a traffic jam on I-90, we had some yummy Mexican at Aqua Verde, a restaurant that rents kayaks for paddling around Lake Washington. Lake Washington is a free-for-all with boats – our friends Heath and Chrissy almost got run over by a cruise ship
and sea boats kept landing on the lake. Here is a picture of Matt and I getting wet in the kayak in front of Gas Works Park, a kind of spooky, rusted old gasification plant in a pretty city park.
There were cute little floating houses along the lake. One newer one was a small version of a Meditarian mansion, goldenrod yellow with spiral wrought iron in front of the windows.
Tomorrow, we’re going to go watch the Blue Angels show for real – we should have some good pictures!