A van took us to our starting point. Our walk wasn't very long - maybe two-and-a-half or three miles - but that's what I wanted for my first outing. We walked on the paved path shown at the far right of this photo (with the yellow line). Plenty of room for joggers, bicyclists, and a cluster of gray-haired walkers. Our trek began at Marymoor Park and bordered Lake Sammamish near Redmond.
The views along the way were lovely.
Plants are just now beginning to bud, but we occasionally came across trees in full bloom. (I'm sorry. I don't know the species of this beauty.)
We stopped at the halfway point and picnicked on sack lunches.
A small section of the pathway passed beautiful homes - Wouldn't you love to wake up to that view? - but most of the route was lined with trees.
There were a dozen people in our group, and we kept up a pretty good pace.
All in all, the walk was even more enjoyable than I expected it would be. A big bonus: I made several new friends. I've signed up for more hikes and walks, so you'll be seeing more on this subject on future Saturday Snapshots posts.
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