A bike ride in Renton, then we go crazy taking pictures because we got a new camera (Canon Powershot S45)!
|Biking under the I-405 underpass. We were on the Cedar River Trail, which is pleasant only if you don't go along the section that parallels the Maple Valley Highway.||We stopped by the Renton Historical Museum - used to be a fire station|
|Talked to the friendly ladies selling tickets. They have a really old cash register there.||Along the way to Lake Washington was an exercise. I found to my chagrin that I can't do the monkey bars anymore - and I used to be a champion on them when I was a kid! I guess I lost too much upper body strength.|
|And now - pictures taken with the new camera! Eating breakfast at the Maltby Cafe, where you don't get a plate, you get a trough.||Their cinammon roll was about the size of a dinner plate.|
|Went to a cat show in Monroe. There was judging going on all the time. It wasn't really a place where you could pet a lot of cats, though - lots of them had "please don't touch" on their cages.||We were able to pet this one. Now this was a funny looking cat.|
|The finalists||Saw this book laying around. Now that's something I've never seen before|
|After the cat show, we went to an RV show. Someday we'll own one of these suckers.||We headed straight for the Airstreams, my favorites. I'm not sure they're worth the extra money, though. Plus, they don't seem to be as efficient at using space.|
|This airstream was cool and retro.||Still, I think they emphasized style over funcionality. For instance, they wasted about 3 inches of potential storage space in the bottom of these cabinets in order to have built-in counter lighting.||Various interiors||The van conversions were pretty cool.||Some were just way too luxurious - with full refrigerators, fancy bathrooms, full size TVs, fake fireplaces, etc.||This "Cozy Cruiser" was interesting looking, but I can't say I think it's a whole lot better than a tent.||A mini-hike in Cougar Mt. State Park.||Lots of old shafts and coal-mining equipment left there.||Juggling pictures||Ilana and Steve came over for dinner.||Ilana started to learn how to juggle, too.|