Thursday, February 7, 2013

Mount Baker and Atlantic Neighborhoods

Today, my pastry-loving pal and I stopped at the small but friendly Re-Past Cafe for some delicious pastries before starting our 6.3 mile walk in the Mount Baker and Atlantic neighborhoods.

The cafe is directly across 31st Avenue S from the Mount Baker Ridge Viewpoint which, on this clear day, offered an impressive vista which included the Seattle skyline. This stretch of 31st is home to a few other shops including Italian and French restaurants.

The eastern portion of our walk took us through a quiet, well-established, residential neighborhood of well-tended homes. The western portion is more varied and is home to Our Lady of Mount Virgin Catholic Church,

Holgate Church of Christ,

Central Youth and Family Services, the Amy Yee Tennis Center,

the Lighthouse for the Blind and the Blue Dog Pond Off-Lease area (pictured in a prior post) and the Star of Seattle Special Technology Access Resource Computer Center at Center Park.

The central portion is home to Bradner Gardens Park with its demonstration gardens, P-Patch, basketball court and play area.

Our walk area abutted a play area built on the I-90 lid,

Colman Park

and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park with its impressive 30 foot black granite "mountain" in a reflecting pool.

Along the way, we passed newer looking homes along Martin Luther King Jr Way S

and 26th Ave S

and some decorative garden art.

Another wonderful walk in another great neighborhood.

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