Everyday I spend in Seattle amazes me more and this Saturday was absolutely no exception to this. My friends (which are great by the way) planned a day of mopeding to help conquer some of the items on the list and it turned out to be an extraordinary way to spend a beautiful fall Saturday in Seattle.
The day began early in my garage where repairs were once again made to my moped - and by repairs I mean bolts were once again being added. I really need to buy some Locktite for my bolts because I've probably already exhausted all of my "pick me up on the side of the road in the middle of the night" resources. But anyways, my moped was quickly repaired and we were on our way.
Our first stop was a legendary diner called Beth's (from The List). A greasy spoon on the edge of Green Lake, Beth's serves up some of the most unhealthy breakfast with attitude.
Just as the fog was beginning to clear, we decided to leave for our next destination which was a park south of where we were named Carkeek Park. (from The List)
By the time we arrived at Carkeek, the sun was out and it was really quite beautiful. People were out enjoying the day, you could see boats and kayakers off in the distance and the silhouette of the mountains. It was really a breathtaking moment.
After about an hour at Carkeek, we headed south again to explore Golden Gardens Park (from The List). This park is actually quite close to where I live and I cannot believe I hadn't been there yet. It's beautiful. The leaves on the trees were gorgeous hues of fall colors, people were out having fun - I could have spent the entire day here soaking it all in. We walked around a bit and then headed over to a food place called The Coney.
After more greasy food, we left Ballard and headed to Capital Hill to Lake View Cemetery to find the graves of Bruce and Brandon Lee (from The List).
They were beautiful tombstones but it seemed a bit weird that so many people were in the cemetery just to see them. I guess it was the moment when a bands tour van and trailer pulled into the cemetery and the entire band hopped out it made me feel like perhaps an eternal resting place and a tourist attraction should be two separate things.
Someone had left Thrasher stickers on both graves and Dean was real bummed when we were the voice of reason telling him he couldn't steal from a dead guy. Especially a high profile dead guy that could kung-fu chop him.
The views from the water tower were astonishing and looking out it was hard for me to comprehend that I actually live here - in this awesome place.
Heading back towards home, we made our last stop of the evening at the Fremont Troll (from The List). This was built in 1990 under the Aurora bridge in the Fremont neighborhood. This public art piece is a very large troll clutching a VW Beattle. It's a pretty cool find.
After the ride, I returned home exhausted. I took a quick shower and went to see The Darjeeling Limited. I like Wes Anderson films and this was no exception but I do feel I may have been a little tired to enjoy it as much as I could have. I would certainly see it again.
Overall, a real good day. I <3 Seattle. Thank you to my friends for planning everything and being awesome.