Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A Beautiful Day

More from the Kirkland Marina.....
This little guy was not a bit afraid of us. Sorry guy, we have nothing to eat!

Some of you may recognise this boat. It was featured on the ABC show The Bachelor. Jason took Molly for a lake cruise. This boat offers Lake Washington cruises leaving from Kirkland. The Seattle skyline can be see in the foggy distance.

Another view looking across the lake toward Sand Point area.

When leaving we spotted this Vespa and daydreamed about taking a ride on such a beautiful day.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Saturday Market

We had beautiful weather last Saturday for the Issaquah Farmers Market. The crowd was a bit small and there wern't many craft vendors. The farmers had mostly flowers rather than veggies but I did capture a few photos when I was able to get away from my booth.

I feel that once we have our beautiful Seattle summer weather that this might still turn out to be one of the best market years yet!!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Homecoming Statue

Here is another view from downtown Kirkland, Washington.

This statue called The Homecoming is located at the foot of Kirkland Marina Pier.

The other side of the statue depicts a small child but due to the sun's reflection I did not get a shot of that side. You can see it and read more by clicking here.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Gingerbread House

This Eastside View comes from my hometown, Kirkland. Actually it is within walking distance of my house. I call it the Gingerbread House.

Have you ever seen so many birdhouses in one place? Every time I pass this house I notice something new. And imagine how much work this takes!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

City Within A City

Our first views from the Eastside come from Redmond. Home to both Microsoft and Nintendo. I took these photos at the Park & Ride that is at Microsoft's Main Campus. The city of Redmond is known as the Bicycle City and that type of commuting is encouraged. When passing the Park & Ride I noticed this sign......

Wanting to explore this, I parked the car and walked around the area. This bike station has a large lot for storing your bike when you take one of the buses that service this Park & Ride. This bike station also has a bike shop. Most city buses that stop here have bike racks so you can take your bike with you if you like. Microsoft has it's own buses that transports it's employees from campus to campus and building to building. These are the large buses that are used for the long commutes......

These buses do not have bike transports but I did spot a Microsoft mini bus that towed a bike rack. It looked like it would carry at least 10 bikes. They also have a fleet of mini buses and hybrid cars. They are all painted like this bus and it is an experience driving in this area seeing all these vehicles that look alike. It truly is "A City within a City".