After a bit of a haul in the job search and a little too much staring-at-the-screen time, Aaron and I woke up with the exact same thing in mind — let’s go on an adventure! Let’s get out of this place for the day! Just pack a pack and go! Where our wunderlust would lead us was anybody’s guess… it just felt like a Make It Work Moment and so once again we took time to be tourists in our own hometown!
This day we headed to Richmond Beach Saltwater Park in Shoreline, Washington. It’s all of a 10 minute drive from home, but we’d never been there and let us just say…it’s a fine way to spend the day.
As you can see, it was not exactly over-populated mid-day. This is more of a sunset beach, and I can understand why people flock here in the evenings to watch the sunset pour over the Sound. During the day it was a few families, a few joggers, a few dogs and a few old people holding hands. You know…just right.
Great fun watching some tweener boys tide-pooling. They were SOOO excited as they turned over rocks and critters would appear.
One of the great elements of the park is the pair of really super-duper-swanky picnic shelters. One is down close to the water and we went there a couple weeks later for a goodbye party celebrating our beloved German neighbors who are headed back to Germany. Sad! The other shelter, up higher, was clearly being set up for a wedding with this as their view:
We also did a hill climb — 188 stairs with circuit equipment for exercising along the way while you take a break from steps. (We left the calisthenics to others). On the top of the stairs is a marker systems so you can keep track of how many times you do the stair climb! Kind of genius. Ahem… 1.
After a few hours walking the rocky beach and climbing the hills, it was time to head back home, but ohhhh the drive….the connections…the lay-overs. Oh wait, no, it was about 10 more minutes and we were home making dinner. Sometimes it’s nice to be home again! But we’re already planning our trip back when we hope to double our stairs total!
Until next time.