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We followed the route marked in red on the map, starting and ending at Gas Works Park. I like the idea that this abandoned facility has been turned into a popular park and its old equipment left as industrial art.
I've always been fascinated by Lake Union's houseboats - like the one featured in Sleepless in Seattle. We saw quite a few houseboat neighborhoods on this hike. Can you imagine boating right up to your doorstep? There's a limited number of these floating homes and they aren't cheap. A realtor's sign advertised a 1,100 s.f. houseboat for sale for $1 million.
We came across public art ...
...and beautiful blooming flowers.
"Pocket parks" graced neighborhoods.
We watched seaplanes take off and land.
Our route took us over, under, and around bridges.
Cool weather. Bright sunshine. Good friends. All in all, a perfect day.
For more info about the Lake Union Loop Hike, click HERE.
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