Busy, busy, busy week and weekend. My mom arrived on Tues. and is visiting here for two weeks. It's great to have her here with us finally! I had a stressful week at work but a fab. weekend! Friday was Leigh's bachelorette party. Saturday was the Fremont Solstice Parade where a little paint went a long way! Awesome tradition!!! What a wacky city :-)
Later that day we went to Leigh and Max's wedding reception in snohomish. We had a blast dancing our tails off with everyone. Today we checked out the Fremont Troll and then went to the Ballard Farmer's Market. We bought some wonderful stuff like Firewood honey, fresh goat cheese, strawberries, rhubarb, rainier cherries, and a gorgeous dark blue and deep purple bouquet! So many treasures to be found there. My mom even discovered there is an entire world of cherries outside of the gross maraschino cherries that go on top of your sundae!
After walking around for a while we bought a brick fired pizza and brought it to the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Right as we arrived a Scottish Bag Pipe concert began. We had a little picnic on the grass listening to the music. We then checked out the locks, watched some boats pass through, and then viewed the Steelhead salmon making their way through the ladders. It was a great day overall and so nice to show my mom around the city.