A series of events conspired to keep us from camping this weekend, but we have not had a decent vacation since September so decided to do a mini vacation. Then the I-5 bridge came down, further challenging our plans. Above is the broken northern end of the bridge, and below is the side view.
So our mini vacation involved a quick trip to Seattle. Because we did not make plans for our beagle, he came along. We walked around Pike Place Market but it was too crowded, especially for a short beagle so we had a cider at Kell’s on Post Alley.
We slept in the next morning, watched the Indy 500 on TV and had room service breakfast. I do not think I have ever seen the Indy 500 since I am always busy on Memorial Day weekend. (Tom is shirtless, not naked).
And headed to Woodinville where we met my mom and Al (step-dad) for some lunch and wine tasting. We ate at the Purple Cafe (which was really good) and probably had the best wine of the day (the third one on the list below).
We went to 4 wine tasting sites with a beagle in tow, and I bought enough wine to keep me busy for a while. Then we headed home. By the time we reach the Skagit River, they had a crane up and we starting to dismantle the collapsed section of bridge.