Today I rode north to the Totem Lake area of Kirkland to have lunch with my old friend from my software days, Matt Campbell. As I worked my way toward Redmond, I saw a deer headed down to the lake for a drink.
Lunch and conversation at the Brown Bag Cafe were great, but the Brown Bag is located in probably the least photogenic part of Kirkland, the auto-centric strip-malled area known as Totem Lake, so I don't take any pictures and instead navigate the traffic doing my impersonation of a Portlandian going "cars, man, why?"
On the way back home, I detour off the river trail to stop at the Redmond Library and score a couple of books for a grand total of $2.50 from the Friends of the Library sale shelf.
I'll enjoy the trail while I can, but signs inform me that portions of it will be closed for much of the year. I know there is also construction planned for the Issaquah end of the trail as well.
Kent "Mountain Turtle" Peterson
Issaquah WA USA