When my parents have an itch to scratch, man, they really itch it! This weekend we had in mind some minor yard work we wanted them to help us out with, and what started out as an unassuming morning of weeding ended up as a full-out assault on both the front and back yard. When all the dust had settled we were left with our driveway and all the yard waste containers *full* of yard waste. We had hacked and hacked and hacked out old plants, tore down ivy from the apple tree, pruned the big trees in the front yard, and weeded, weeded, weeded away until none of us could move anymore. We had so much yard waste that we had to rent a trailer to haul it all away, and even the trailer was overflowing. So Johanna and I hauled it all off to the dump this morning and we now have a wonderfully clean and beautiful yard to enjoy. Hooray! It's so gorgeous. Luckily we were able to squeeze in a few other fun things as well, like Johanna getting a massage and spending some quality time with Jenny at Swanson's Nursery, her favorite garden store, and Steve getting some solid scooting time in (134 miles!).
Part of the scooting adventure involved my dad and I meeting up with Simon, and old friend of mine, and scooting all around Seattle including Magnolia, Alki Beach, West Seattle, South Park, Seward Park, and Lake Washington. Whew! What fears I had about Simon trying to keep up with his little 49cc scooter were quickly laid to rest the minute he tore off down the street from his house. It was a *brisk* ride :) The weather was great and we got to have coffee and eat some wonderful chocolate crinkle cookies at Alki Bakery.
Here's a couple of pictures of my dad and Simon at Seward Park, one of our many stops along the way.