Sunday, April 8, 2012
So, I took the day off from "getting things accomplished" today and after dutifully updating my blog (well, I guess I got THAT accomplished), went out with the Ian for a looong walk in the sunshine and surf. We parked at Carkeek Park and walked along the shore all the way to Golden Gardens and back. It was low tide, about a -4. We talked to crows and seagulls, picked up seashells and beach glass, took photos of sand (at left)! We got windblown, sun kissed and got our feet wet! Haven't done something like this in awhile, it felt REALLY GOOD.
Let me just say here, and I'm sorry if it sounds woo-woo or corny, but I just LOVE water. Obviously, humans need it for survival and are made up of 80% of it and all, but there's something about being submerged in water or being next to a large body of it that is SO nourishing and healing to my soul. This long walk yesterday by the Puget Sound was really cleansing - washed away several years' worth of psychic grime. I woke up today feeling like a much clearer channel.
Anyway, I had thrown together a small picnic of snacks (which I SO wished I'd brought with me on the walk!) that I left back in the car, and we feasted in the soft, fragrant grass back at Carkeek Park while watching all the little kidlets run around. Bubble Man was there and we watched his show from afar. It was nice to just lay there, eat, soak up the much-needed vitamin D.
After that was the weekly trip to Groc Out for the week's sustenance. Salmon and asparagus this week for CHEAP! And then back to Ian's barge where we laid on the roof and soaked in MORE sun. I don't really burn easily, but Ian was a little pink. We were laying there thinking how great it'd be if there was a crab shack under the Aurora Bridge, and decided to get off our asses and try the new Fremont BBQ Joint, Pete's Fremont Fire Pit.
There was a giant sandwich board of a pig on fire outside the joint (see photo, bottom rt). So, there was the creepy fun of that. When we sat, they brought us water with no ice, so that was bonus number two. And then there was the food. Ian got some sammitch monstrosity with beef brisket and chicken. I got a simple pulled pork sandwich. It was bigger than my head. DELICOUS. I highly recommend eating here if you like meat and bbq. Relatively inexpensive, too. We shared an order of waffle fries which were done to perfection as well - slightly spiced and perfectly deep fried with little crispy bits.
As we were finishing up our meal, there was HUGE COMMOTION going on outside. Fire trucks, paramedics, the whole nine. Apparently, that self-immolating pig created some fiery destruction: a brush fire had spread to a martial arts studio. Firefighters were trying to put it out while also protect the neighboring Fremont Coffee House. Yikes!
A great day off.
Day to day thoughts, rants and mental detritus.