Saturday, August 29, 2009

Last Week

Last weekend Big B worked a weird schedule, but this opened up most of Sunday. For the day I planned some kayaking and then shopping (which was more like looking) and dinner at Z Tejas in Bellevue. The Bellevue Collection is a pretty neat shopping/dining area. You can actually search interactively on a map and make reservations throughout the area.

We rented kayaks off Lake Washington and explored Mercer Slough.
One of the things I really like about Washington is the greenery. Because there are so many trees you can be in the middle of a city and not even realize it. You can barely see the Bellevue skyline above the foot bridge.
We also saw some wildlife. Ducks, Blue Herons, at least 3 breeds of turtles, a couple other birds I haven't seen before and Big B saw an otter (we sat quietly for a while hoping it would resurface nearby, but it was too smart for us).