Heading off the dinner at the Brooklyn in a few minutes, so not a lot of time for an update. My parents are visiting Seattle this week and it has been nice having them out. Although it doesn’t seem like it, I hadn’t seen them since February 2003. The visits have been a lot less frequent since I moved to the West Coast. It was a whole lot easier to make it to Boston when I lived in NYC.
Earlier today we made an abortive attempt to go to Mount Rainier, then thought better of it and went to Port Defiance instead. It’s a nice park by the beach, with a great view of Puget Sound and Vashon Island. We got take out bison-burgers at a nearby joint named “Tatanka” (which you may remember as Kevin Costner’s “Indian name” in Dances with Wolves) and then had a picnic. Kate tore around the park, and then we walked along the beach and soaked in the view and talked. Very pleasant indeed and a nice break from staring at a computer screen all day.
Next up, oysters!