Joe and I were walking around South Lake Union yesterday and stumbled upon a tiny Sunday gem: the model boat pond at the SLU park. On Sundays, the fabulous people at the Center for Wooden Boats are there with model sail boats that you can take out on the pond. (And it's free! Although they like donations.)
We took out the Posideon. She has adjustable sails (real sails!), and she is quite sea-worthy. In fact, once we got her trimmed just right, she even keeled beautifully.
Also, the pond was in high use by families with small children, and their delight at this simple, air-powered toy was pretty contagious.
Moral of the story: Get thee to the SLU park on a Sunday afternoon. Wear your captain's hat.
There is a new whiskey and bitters emporium (read: bar) in town called Canon. If you live in Seattle and you like either a) whiskey or b) bitters or c) clever comfy bars you should get yourself there.
First off, they have a drink called the hanky panky that comes in a flask. (Your very own flask!)
|(my very own flask!)|
Thirdly, and not the least of which, your bill comes in an old school tobacco can. If you are lucky enough to get the Prince Albert can, you'll learn all about the benefits of Prince Albert tobacco.
|(amazing old-timey advertising copy)|