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Last real Monday for a while
Press Your Luck
christopher575
I wasn't feeling so great this morning, so I figured it'd be a good day for a short, mellow walk down at Lowell. I don't think I'd been there since I'd read on Nextdoor about the trail being blocked by a construction fence, and was hoping to maybe catch a bit of a sunrise.



There weren't any breaks in the cloud cover, so no pretty sunrise, but it was still lovely out.

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I was surprised this little guy stayed in place long enough and let me get close enough to grab a picture.

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The mud situation on the trail is a lot better.

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I've been to that trail tons of times, but never tried to use the restroom by the boat launch. Guess it's been closed for a couple of months now.

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Yesterday's awesome walk, 2.98 miles in 58 minutes, 6,414 steps
2.98 miles in 58 minutes, 6,414 steps

You can see on the map that I parked in the neighborhood nearby because both parking area gates were locked. That turned out to be a good thing. A train was going by as I approached the parking area, which led to a very long backup of cars. Backups there take a long time to clear because there are multiple stop signs after the tracks.

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That backup wasn't even close to clearing when another train approached from the other direction! Luckily I just walked up over it, to my car parked on the other side.



After lunch was my third and final research study session on Seattle. To recap, I had three sessions that were about half an hour each, and was paid $75 for each, plus a $75 bonus for completing three sessions. Not bad! I spent more time in the car than I did in their office. This final time, I parked on the roof of their parking structure, which was a bit of a trip down memory lane. Here's the Roosevelt Hotel, where I spent my first night ever in Seattle.

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The brick building in the center is where my first job in Seattle was.

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There's an empty office on the same floor as the research company, and from the door, I was able to see my old apartment. It's the one to the left of the church dome.

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I had two different apartments in that building. The first one was in the back and faced that dome. Super cool view, even though churches don't make great neighbors. I eventually moved into a similar unit in the front of the building for a better view.

We start our vacation on Friday and aren't going back to work until Tuesday, the 8th. I usually never mention vacations ahead of time, but we're hanging out with friends for the first half and I don't really want to commit to any daily blogging. Maybe I'll send a photo here and there. I've really moved all my "moblogging" to instagram/fb/tumblr.

Don't worry, SchadenFriday and Caturday will be pre-scheduled.