Oh what a day! We joined in the "work day" at Lake Stickney with the others from that area who care about conservancy of the lake. This is a small lake in Lynnwood with a public dock and a number of homes around it, however they have been working hard with Snohomish Parks Department to preserve the land on one end of the lake and to clean and clear and keep for the community. A community effort they have been working at for years and this is the 1st time we have been in area at time of "work day". So we worked like fiends scraping, chopping, clearing grown over debris and Early even took part as one of the cooks and a good time was had by all. The Parks Department provided tools and tent and water and our friend Joyce who heads up this event each year worked with the community to provide food for lunch and snacks for all the hard workers! Quite an effort and fortunately for us all the rain held off. It was grey and cool (perfect) for physical labor. Terribly out of shape, we did our part anyway and enjoyed it very much. It tremendous the undertaking of this group to keep this land from developers and preserve a nice "green" spot for all to enjoy.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Took advantage of nice sunny day and went to visit the cute little town of Leavenworth. It was so pretty driving over along Hwy 2 with the river and snow capped mountains - beautiful really. Enjoyed it so much we stopped along river for a picnic lunch. Hard to beat the scenery! Spotted an osprey/eagle nest on top of one of the burned out trees along the river but no birds. This is Wenatchee river and it is ferocious as these rivers tend to be (just looking at all the downed trees that are washed up the banks of the rivers) - Fun.