We took Amber and Silas to the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, not expecting to cover the whole place at a 2-year-old’s pace and no stroller, but we actually saw most of it.  As we mentioned in the Tampa Zoo blog entry in March, it’s very interesting how zoos are laid out so uniquely, and display different animals, beyond the regulars.  For instance that’s the Kookaburra – don’t know if he was in the old gum tree or not.  The drum that Silas just loved was in an African house that led to the Serengeti.
On another day, Amber drove us up to a place on Puget Sound called "Point No Point", where we walked the beach, explored the lighthouse, and had a nice picnic lunch (burritos).  You could even see Seattle WAY in the distance from there. 
As usual, we enjoyed catching up with our Washington friends, Katya, Shannon, and "Uncle" Patrick, whom Silas affectionately calls "Kwah".  Nickie and Amber had a chance to go to the quilt store in Poulsbo (just up the road a few miles from Amber’s) while Silas and Randy explored the park and marina in that town.  You can always link to Amber’s blog "Planet Silas" to see more pictures.
Now that we’re home, we have several rehearsals and a big concert at church on Sunday.  We arrived home in the rain, it was wet all day yesterday (we got our Western Washington weather here).  Now it may be dry enough to go out and cut the grass.