We (finally) got around to going for a bike ride this weekend. And while Seattle is a hilly adventure in many ways, it also has this: the Burke-Gilman Trail. A Rails to Trails project that resulted in a paved, flat, 15 mile bike trail that runs generally from our neighborhood, past our work and around Lake Washington...and although I don't think an easy work commute for us was the original intent of the trail, it is a delightful feature.
The B-G trail also makes for a easy ride to the arboretum. We walked the bikes down the hill to the trail (you have to see the hill to understand that riding down it would require having a death-wish) and headed out the arboretum to jog along the Waterfront trail.
This area is fun to explore. Wildlife we saw included turtles, ducks, Bald Eagles, bees, fish, cormorants, and a bunch of other birds. It sits right across the bay that we spend most of our time sailing on, and it turns out, jogging isn't allows on the trails there...shucks.
So, we snuck in a short jog of minimal effort and then just wandered around the trails and took some pictures. It was a beautiful day.
My folks come up tomorrow for a day, then Sara folks on Friday for the weekend. We will update soon with our familial adventures! Hope you all had a terrific Labor Day weekend too!