From South Lake Union to Gasworks Park
One Saturday we set out for the city with our only agenda to be outside and have fun. What ensued was a day of firsts, discovering new gems of our fair and city and stopping for good eats along the way. Our first stop was the Center for Wooden Boats. We had hoped to rent their paddleboat, but unfortunately it was still broken so instead we headed over to the MOHAI to watch the seaplanes come and go and the sailboats dance around Lake Union.
A woman and her two french bulldogs pulled up in this fantastic boat. Jasper could not get enough of her dogs or the fact they were wearing lifejackets.
It is a thrill to watch the seaplanes come and go. Jasper is obsessed with boats and planes right now, so a seaplane is kind of like the best of both worlds.
I love to witness the special bond which is developing between these two. I love how comfortable and relaxed they are with each other. Jasper is definitely both a mama's boy and a daddy's boy.
Last Spring and Summer, Jasper would keep these sunglasses on no problem. Now he wears them long enough for a photo or two and that is it.
We left South Lake Union park and started heading to Fremont. We walked past docks and docks of houseboats and wondered what fun it would be to live on one.
Eventually we made it to Fremont and walked across the Fremont Bridge for the first time in our lives. It is funny how you can live somewhere your whole life and never do certain things or visit certain areas.
There are stunning views as you cross the Fremont bridge, particularly on a sunny and clear day.
After a pit stop for some BBQ at Roro we continued to walk until we reached Gasworks park. There we enjoyed our late lunch and watching more boats, kayakers and seaplanes come and go.
It would be a wasted trip without a stop at The Fainting Goat for gelato. Pistachio, Nutella and Coconut are our current favorites. The best part is unlike many gelato places they are not skimpy on their servings. After filling ourselves with gelato we walked back across the Fremont bridge right before it opened up for two large sailboats. Watching the bridge rise was a thrill and Jasper was both confused and in awe of what was occurring.
Back at South Lake Union Park we hopped in the car and continued our boat themed day with a quick visit to the Ballard Locks.