Photo Essay: Spring in Seattle
Part 4: Ballard and (back to) Issaquah!
Just when we were gearing up to leave Seattle on May 31, we saw that Maya’s family needed a housesitter in Issaquah again, so we agreed to sit from June 3-7. As fortune would have it, we secured an in-between weekend sit for June 1-3 in the cool Seattle neighborhood of Ballard.
The best way I can describe this awesome area is to say it’s like Brooklyn Heights to Manhattan…a residential urban setting just outside the city. We were fortunate to be able to park in the condo’s garage, because street parking in this neighborhood, like most of Seattle’s city areas, is difficult and garage parking is expensive.
So we walked and walked for three days. Restaurants, shops, more restaurants, more shops, the Ballard Locks (drove here), and an awesome Sunday Farmer’s Market. Seen around town:
Back to Issaquah
We spent our final days in Seattle where we began. The weather had improved, but the beautiful moss that had thrived in the humid rainfall had lost its luster. Still a beautiful, peaceful place, but different. We spend as much time outdoors as possible (because we could) and walked Maya to her heart’s content before leaving for Portland.
I hope you enjoyed this series on Seattle. For the next several weeks, I’m going to continue with stories and pics from our time in the Pacific Northwest. However, I’m going to rewind time a bit and go back to the preceding months with a series on Winter in the Pacific Northwest.
Coming Next Week! Part 1: Long Beach Peninsula, WA
Until next time… my best, Shelley