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Yesterday I walked around the Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop again. It's six miles, and I did it in three stages. First I walked Westlake downtown to the Meridian 16 theater, where I caught a matinee of A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas, which I loved despite my general aversion to gross-out humor and bromances. Then I walked along the Eastlake part of the loop to the U District, where I stopped at the Big Time for a pint of the cask-conditioned Icculus IPA and a bowl of bean-and-bacon soup. Then the very familiar leg along Northlake back home (essentially the Burke-Gilman trail that I walk to and from work every day). I left the house around 10:30am and got back around 5pm, so it was a day trip. I was beat after all that walking, which was probably closer to 8 miles counting the excursions off the loop. If I did that more often, I'd probably be in a lot better shape. Walking always gives such an intimate view of what's going on in the city, too, and I wandered through parts of the South Lake Union neighborhood that I normally don't see. Massive transformations going on there still.

It was a pretty slack weekend, all in all. Mostly watched football on Saturday. It felt good to just goof off for a couple of days.

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roadnotes
Nov. 7th, 2011 05:25 pm (UTC)
I had talked with Soren about Big Time this weekend, but he's fallen in love with Elysian Tangletown (and their pickled herring), so that's where we wound up yesterday. Do you ever go there?
randy_byers
Nov. 7th, 2011 06:01 pm (UTC)
I went there when it first opened up, but I haven't been there in quite a while. I understand that Bottleworks is going to be opening a pub in that area now too, so perhaps a pub crawl will be a possibility in the near future.
mcjulie
Nov. 8th, 2011 01:46 am (UTC)
That loop looks fun.
randy_byers
Nov. 8th, 2011 01:53 am (UTC)
It is. I guess it was over on Facebook that I posted pictures after I walked it last summer. It goes through a lot of different areas, from ritzy yacht marinas to grungy dry docks, beautiful houseboats and rotting abandoned piers. I find it all very fascinating. There are a lot of little pocket parks and a strange assortment of public artwork. Oh, and you'd appreciate the house along the eastern part that's covered with messages about demonic possession and how to apply the bible test to demons that call you on the phone.
wrdnrd
Nov. 8th, 2011 04:54 pm (UTC)
the house along the eastern part that's covered with messages about demonic possession and how to apply the bible test to demons that call you on the phone

Whaaaaaaaat???
randy_byers
Nov. 8th, 2011 05:00 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's very bizarre. I'd like to take more pictures of it (I posted one on Facebook), but I feel kind of creepy doing it. It seems very likely the person is mentally ill.
wrdnrd
Nov. 8th, 2011 05:06 pm (UTC)
Or they just really hate phone solicitors.
randy_byers
Nov. 8th, 2011 05:14 pm (UTC)
It's more than phone solicitors; that's just the one I noticed this time. Lots of demons in this person's life. The house is plastered with messages about them.

I just googled "seattle demon house" and found this LJ entry about it, with a few pictures of the signs and more information about the individual who lives there (from one of the commenters).
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