Gray and cold, this morning wasn’t the most intriguing weather to go on a photo safari, but that’s what I was doing with Pam of Nerdseyeview.
I did not take enough photos, think hard enough about finding things to shoot, and in most ways failed at “photo safari”. However, we did manage to go to two small waterfront state parks, both new to me, Saltwater and Dash Point. We stopped for too hot coffee at Brown’s Point and took in the view of Commencement Bay, and then sped over to Ruston and the pleasure grounds of Point Defiance. While I’ve been to the zoo there plenty of times, I’d never been to the Fort Nisqually recreation built during that last major economic downturn in 1933. It’s worth the return trip, but perhaps next time, I’ll use a different lens while I’m there.
We returned on the very unpleasant old 99, but stopped on L’s recommendation at Mi Chalateca, an El Salvadorean restaurant in Federal Way. The owner was delightful, and our food of mainly appetizers: fried yucca, pork, pillowy tamales, and pupusas was delicious, and intriguing enough for both of us to stuff ourselves with dessert. She had the yucca with black honey, and for me, plantain empanadas.
So that’s a photo safari with exactly one photo that I’d like to share, but four places within a forty-five minute drive that I’d never been to in my fourteen and half years of living in Seattle. Sweet!