Monday, August 22, 2011

Seattle Summer Days

It’s the time of the year where Kent and I begin to panic about the fact that summer is nearing an end and at the same time we are excited about fall and Husky Football beginning.  We had a beautiful weekend in Seattle and all of western Washington.  As you saw from the previous posts we got a couple of great hikes and made the most of the great weather.  That was one of the things we had on our list of summer activities.  Sunday we took full advantage of the great weather starting with a nice ten  mile bike ride on one of our favorite trails  - the Burke Gilman.

Kent before our bike ride with our truck and bikes!
It was picture day at the UW which is an opportunity for fans to meet/greet players and coaches and take pictures.  So we started our ride at the UW and rode out to Matthews Beach Park.  I love riding/running on the Burke Gilman trail.  It’s always packed with runners, bikers and walkers.

Keith Price  - UW starting quarterback 2011

Nick Montana - son of Joe Montana.  Back up quarterback

UW football coach Steve Sarkisian

Chris Polk - UW TB

James Boker  - DE

Michael Uyehara  - Soccer


Husky Stadium 2011

Picture day is always a lot of fun to attend.  It is a great way to kick off the football season and get excited about the season ahead.  It’s also an opportunity to scope out the cute players and cheer squad!  Our first game is against Eastern Washington on 9/3!  Go Dawgs!  Of course now that football season is about ready to start there will be many sports posts in the near future!  In addition to all the home games we plan to attend we plan on going to Omaha for the Nebraska game and Salt Lake for the game against Utah.
After picture day we grabbed a bite to eat at the East Lake Bar and Grill which has a great outdoor patio that overlooks Lake Union.  Check it out some time. 
Another summer activity we enjoy is walking around campus at the UW.  Below are a few pictures from our walk around campus.  We love college campus and visit them at any opportunity while traveling.  They are especially nice to visit during the summer when schools are out of session and the campus becomes a big park with little activity.

Kent at the big W

New UW school of business

UW fountain and Mt. Rainier

UW Campus

UW Law School

We topped off the day with time at Madison Park for what may end up being our last swim of the year in Lake Washington.  It was a beautiful day for picture taking and people watching!  I especially love some of the action shots!

Madison Park Dock

Madison Park Dock

Madison Park Dock

Madison Park Dock

Kent jumping off at Madison Park Dock
More summer pictures to follow from Lake Chelan next week!
Later -



  1. Great action shots. I also liked the football players and am looking forward to the season. I stll like baseball best, but you have converted me after a live game to watch some football. Your blog is enjoyable and full of interesting, funny and educational subjects.