Thursday, August 19, 2010

Southwestern Ballard

Today, a friend and I varied from the walk location pattern I had been following to include Cafe Besalu in our walk. We each enjoyed tea and a delicious Pain au Chocolat before we started walking this south Ballard neighborhood. We walked all the streets between NW 59th and Market Streets from 24th to 32nd Avenue NW. We walked about 5.5 miles.

This is a lovely neighborhood with some beautiful, tree-lined streets and many small but well kept gardens. We were pleasantly surprised to discover Thyme Patch Park on 58th between 28th and 30th. We saw quite a few walkers (including new parents with babies in front packs or strollers) and even more patrons lined up at Cafe Besalu. I stopped at the Tall Grass Bakery next door to buy a loaf of crusty bread.

There were a few houses (but more condos or townhouses) for sale. Prices went upwards from the high side of affordable.

We included a quick stop at the Loft quilt shop on Market to admire the fabric and completed projects. All in all, this was a really enjoyable walk.

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