Seattle Stairway Walk #24 takes place in Bellevue. It’s neither long or nor that many stairs. It is, however, based around a “working” farm that the City of Bellevue operates to help educate folks on where food comes from.
Here’s the deal: I am from Seattle. Seattle is BETTER than Bellevue. The Eastside is full of conformists, people afraid of living in the city, and well…Republicans. Why, oh, why would I really want to go to the Eastside for anything?
Since October, as it turns out, I easily spend half my time on the Eastside, ferrying Victor’s parents from one doctor’s appointment to the other. So months before I ever stepped foot in Kelsey Creek Farm, my appreciation for the Eastside was growing. There is GOOD food on the Eastside. The area around Crossroads Mall is a cultural melting pot of deliciousness. And now, hello! Does Seattle have a working farm with pigs, geese, horses, ponies, chickens? I don’t think it does. Nope.
Bellevue. I think good things about you and now spread your glory!
This walk, however, is one that I am going to look forward to more in the summer, when it is easy to combine it with the Bellevue Botanical Gardens (Hello, Gorgeous!) Without it, it was just too short. Nice, but too short.
I’m getting my exercise this winter following the walks in “Seattle Stairway Walks”. You can get your copy here.
On Saturday, February 8th, Feet First hosts its second annual Stairway Walks Day, with guided tours across Seattle neighborhoods, featuring stairs, stairs and more stairs! It’s a fund-raisier, so you buy your tickets right here: Brown Paper Tickets.