A few days ago, we were lucky enough to get some bright sunshine, higher temperatures and slight breezes. It was the perfect pre-summer day. (Which is amusing because now it’s cold, rainy and overcast – typical Washington weather) I was also lucky enough to have had the day off, so when a friend called me and asked me to hang out, I immediately said yes and suggested that we get some bubble tea and take a walk along the water’s edge. And while we were out and about, I grabbed a few snapshots.
I live for days like this. Don’t get me wrong. I absolutely LOVE living in Washington but in the end, I’m a California girl at heart. I live for the sunshine and for the heat. I grew up in a desert and while I hate the 100+ temps, I feel right at home at 80-85 and adore days like this one. The wind blowing through my hair, the sun beating down on my skin and bringing color to my cheeks, the blue skies above, the sound of the water lapping at the shore. Perfection. I can’t even imagine living so far away from water as I did for so many years. I’ve always felt an affinity to water and Washington has truly ruined me for living away from it. Not that I’m complaining.
And here we are. Just two dorks, soaking up the sun and making silly faces into the camera. Our bubble tea was delicious. If you’ve never had bubble tea, you’re missing out. It’s a creamy smoothie made of either fruit flavored teas or milk teas and containing large black tapioca pearls at the bottom. I actually despise tea. But in this form, I will happily consume it. You can get it in pretty much any flavor. I actually got a combination of apple and melon and it was FANTASTIC. If you’re a texture person, you may have a hard time handling the pearls. They are very chewy and I love them.
And because I’m strange and have a bizarre obsession with bridges, here is the obligatory bridge shot. This was actually my first time at this particular park. It was also the first time I had dipped my toes into a Washington body of water and I have been here for two years now. But I can tell you one thing. It certainly won’t be the last time I do that!