Holy cow, I wrote a book!
I went to a friend's house on Mercer Island
the US Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration team perform.
They do this every summer
as part of Seattle's
but this was the first time I got to see the show up close and personal.
The I-90 bridge is closed for safety reasons, and people are allowed
to walk onto the highway (at least for a short distance)
to get a better view of the demonstration.
Two summers ago my friend invited me to his place,
but I made the mistake of trying to drive to Mercer
Island—traffic was horrific
and I finally arrived just as the show was wrapping up.
(I did manage to glimpse a plane pass by at very low altitude though.)
This year I decided to ride my bicycle to his house.
It's just an hour's ride and I don't have to worry about traffic!
It seems that somebody flattened the hills
the bike path that follows highway I-90.
Okay maybe it's just that I'm in better shape now
but I like to think it's because they were nice enough to flatten the hills.