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Thursday, October 16, 2014

                                   A Date with Zena

 I should say an adventure.

The plan...

Lunch at the Boarding House and then she would go shopping at Gillman Village and I would head to my hair appointment.

The reality ...

Salmon Days.

Front street:  Gillman  exit to front street the traffic was down to two very slow lanes.

The Salmon Days parade was marching toward us on Gillman way. They were going faster than we were. We spent a good/entertaining  half hour   traveling that  1/2 mile up to front street.

For Zena it was a front row seat to view the parade.
 For me..a running commentary.
  Look at those beautiful horses. i really like that black one.
Oh my that rider is so proud.  Is that the Sammamish City band? No Sammamish High School  ( go Totems )

 My, a front row and I don't have to stand. Look at those little girls. Oh, they are doing hands stands. They must be cold. 

  And I have a front row seat and I don't even have to stand.   That is a great marching band.
( you get the idea )

Then we came to Front street but kept going. The street was blocked. By now we are passing Boehms's candy. Zena said she would be happy to stop there for lunch. Ha Ha.  
 The first right turn looked like a dead end.  It was.

Dialog.  Oh, a dead end. You are  going to have to turn around. . It said dead end.  We just need to get into town.

We reach the end of the dead end and pull up  by two police officers.
Can you please help me get to the Boarding House.?
Officer number one said go here and there and back and....
Officer number two said, just go back to Front street the parade is over and it will be open.


Front street is still blocked and there are a couple officers.
Officer one is directing traffic
Officer two said. You cannot get to the Boarding House, but I can take you to another mall and several places to eat. Just follow me. 

A police escort.
no flashing lights.
I'll take it

I call my hairdresser. She sounded like she was clueless, however, her baby was due and she had to get her 3 children to the studio. I don't know where she was, but what had to done was done. ( turns out her baby came two days later)

We are now at this "mall"  Nothing of interest and now  I know where we are, so we turn back to the Costco area and Pickering Farm.  

 Yea!  Farmers market. and coffee.
Beautiful fresh flowers.. I am coming back.
Fresh pastry. Bought some
Mt. Si coffee.
a bench.

Ah.  I guess this is why we made the trip to Issaquah today. 

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