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A great Everett Sunday
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Garrett left on a business trip this morning, so rather than go out for my walk early and miss him, I stayed in until he left, then headed out to Spencer Island.

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I was worried heading out that I'd end up running into a bunch of people since it was later than my usual time by almost three hours. In order to minimize that possibility, I stayed away from the paved side and went straight to the hunting trail, then the island loop. One of the first things I saw was a hummingbird!

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Another green, gorgeous day.

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There's a heron in the center of this one.

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The amount of light was pretty good for nice photos.

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Today's awesome walk, 4.8 miles in 1:46, 11,170 steps
4.8 miles in 1:46, 11,170 steps



I didn't even bother reviewing the video from the drive out to the island, but I knew the one from the trip home would be really cool, and wasn't disappointed.

After I got home and showered, I messaged our friend Melissa who lives near it to ask if she wanted to meet me at the Farmers' Market and then do lunch, and she said yes! I generally don't make spontaneous plans, so it was nice that she happened to be available.

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You may recognize the new location from recent posts of mine. It's nice having out there in the park on the water now, there's tons of open space just a few steps away.

Box Car Park, gorgeous setting for the market.

Brunch was at Sol Food, a local favorite Garrett and I went to for the first time back on February 15th, right after he bought me my first air plant. I discovered today that they have a back patio! We moved out there and enjoyed it for a bit, but when it started raining they had to bring us back in because they're not allowed to carry hot food through the rain. I had a burger with manchego, chimichurri, and tomato. It was great, but chimichurri makes the bottom of the bun all oily, so I ended up eating it with a knife and fork. The fries there are otherworldy.

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That's Melissa in the lower left corner of the second one. I didn't even notice she was in the shot at the time. Spending the evening with DVDs now. I watched the remake of Point Break, but barely paid attention to it. Now I'm watching the old classic Creepshow and wish my sister Faith was here. We saw it in the theater and during the cockroaches segment, one of us reached for the popcorn and brushed her leg, causing her to scream, jump, and throw the popcorn everywhere. At least, that's how she tells it, I can barely remember.


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What is the drink with all the vegetables in it? Is that a shrimp in the side?!!

That's a bloody mary with pickled vegetables, shrimp, and bacon! They're typically made with vodka and that particular one was offered with vodka or gin, but I substituted tequila.

Gin bloody marys are gross.

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