Well, folks, it's been another busy weekend! I spent Friday picking berries with my mom (more on that later this week!), Saturday running errands, having a shopping trip with my friend, Michele, and working on projects, and Sunday I got to spend a good chunk of the day with Katie Marie V!
We began our day with a quick shopping trip in the U District, where I managed to actually find a pair of jeans that fit! After some shopping, we headed over to the frozen yogurt shop for a treat, and then headed towards the Ballard Chittenden Locks.
The Locks are a super cool spot! Basically, they were built to connect Lake Washington, Lake Union, and Salmon Bay to the Puget Sound. Those lakes are actually above sea level, so the locks are used to maintain that water level and prevent the mix of fresh water and salt water. That's all very technical, but they're cool!
And there's more than just that! There's also a fish ladder so the migration of fish, like salmon, can continue to happen even with the locks in place (Man, this is like the most Northwest-y post I've ever written!), and some gorgeous park space and botanical gardens.
Katie and I spent the afternoon roaming around and taking everything in. We particularly loved strolling through the park space and the botanical gardens since they stayed a bit less crowded. It was a pretty great afternoon!
The thing that really surprised me today was the light. After a few cool days I thought we'd completely returned to summer, but guys, can you see it? That light looks like fall. I'm going to drink in this gorgeous August weather as much as I can, but I think I'm going to be ready when the cooler days roll around.
What did you guys get up to this weekend?
Til next time!
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