We did end up going to Discovery Park, and then some. I took a million pictures. Nature shots, graffiti, man made stuff, urban scenes. [30 something pictures under here...]
Here is one in the air still wrapped up.
I love the clouds in the mountians
Discovery Park was a military base, part of it still is, but there are several abandon houses and buildings in the main park area...maybe ghosts?
Playing in the dead grass.
The stream lead us to a very clear pond.
We made our way all the way through the park to the north parking area which is pretty much never used. The place looks like it's been abandon for a long time. It has a cool eerie feel to it. I found this old brick bench/planter there.
Then as you leave the park you can take a road to the northern most point of Magnolia
But rather than taking that road we walked down to the Locks.
You like how I can go to the Locks and not actually take any picture of the locks? Personally my favorite part of that place is under the railroad bridge which is where most of those pictures were taken. After we left the Locks, we took the rail road tracks rather than the street into Ballard. They go behind all the art/work lofts. There's always some sort of craziness going on back there. I told my child not to go there alone, but it was an interesting walk together.
Eventually we made it to Market street
and then walked to 15th Avenue
We'd been going for a lot of miles by this point, so we took the D-line bus back across the Ballard Bridge into our neighborhood. Now all we had to do was go part way up the hill.
Before the hill is the railroad bridge.
That was a lot of walking, but I'm surprisingly not tired from it all. I had on the right shoes, with two pairs of socks, and it worked great.