Thursday, July 29, 2010

Redux Seattle

There were more posts I wanted to do from Seattle but lacked the energy.

These are things we saw that were fun stuffs.

A sign allowing dogs on leashes only with the caveat that they could be off leash. We sat here and watched tankers coming in and out, saw the lighthouse, meet a nice dog (off leash) with his person. all in all a very nice relaxing time.

Alf isn't into beaches or water. These beaches were all rock and no sand but Alf is definitely not going into the water to swim and prefers to sniff among the driftwood over playing else where on the beach.

But it was on an island and to get to it you had to go on the ferry. On the way home the car ahead of us had two cotons in it. They came down to talk one at a time. Alf really liked the girl (the one in the photo) but did not seem to care for the boy dog. The feelings were mutual. The boy dog had a horrible overbite or underbite.

On the island we saw the red bike in the tree. The bicycle-eating tree has been featured in Ripley's Believe It Or Not, and also inspired a children's book by Berkeley Breathed, Red Ranger Came Calling. Breathed used to live on Vashon Island. Two generations concur that the bicycle belonged to Don Puz, who in 1954 left his bicycle in the woods, forgot about it and never went back looking for it. Sounds like some kids I knew when I was growing up. Which is close to the same time frame when this one was abandoned.

Driving around Vashon Island we saw pedestrian crossing signs and one for senior citizens. Perhaps it is just that I am so sheltered, I had never seen one of those before. I was put in mind of the movie Rob liked so much, how many points do you get for running them over. Surely not.

My hubby doesn't do water or boats or water and boats, so it was especially nice of him to take me here.

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