Once or twice a year I think, "Why don't I go to Discovery Park more often?" It has lovely views of the Sound, plenty of varied bird habitat, historic buildings, a beach and lighthouse that I can't go to when I have Truman with me, but it also has a bluff-top sand pit where he can pretend he's on the beach.
So, remembering only the nice things about Discovery Park, I hop in the car and head out...and thirty minutes or more later, as I'm sitting in traffic in Ballard, I remember precisely why I don't go more often. Gah, what a lengthy, convoluted, annoying drive it is! Pooh. Next time I say anything about going there, please call or email to remind me of the horrible drive -- thank you.
The idea was to sketch some of the historic buildings (old military housing), and Truman came along to help, of course.
I wasn't terribly excited by the results.
So I gave up on sketching in favor of a long walk through the meadow.
We went as far as the sand pit, which we had all to ourselves.
The views were splendid, though still not worth the annoying drive.
Next time, I'll just go to Golden Gardens instead.
Finally, here is the obligatory "Truman sitting on my lap" photo:
He, at least, seemed to enjoy himself, but then, he's a dog. He doesn't have to drive.