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Today the family ventured to south Lake Washington for the kids’ second running of the Seafair Kids Triathlon.   The race was supposed to be a 100-yard swim, 3-mile bike and 500-yard run, but the “swim” was more a run through water and the bike was closer to one mile than three.

All in all, the kids did much better than in 2015.  Reese finished in a time of  10:34 — good for 84th place in a field of 113.  A very slow transition because of some shoe malfunctions ended her chances.  Finn finished in 8:43 — 25th overall and the fastest 7-under in the field.  (Ten other athletes were in that category: he was the fastest by 46 seconds.)   There wasn’t a lot of room for error in this race: the winner, an eleven-year old boy, finished with a time of 7:19.

A little short, even for a kids’ tri-, if you ask me.

Afterwards we took a quick trip to Seattle Center.  Regrettably we missed the Bite of Seattle — it was last weekend — but we still had a fun time frollicking in the fountain.

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Last week I stumbled on an article that listed the five best places in Seattle to watch the sun set.  Last Friday the kids and I hit Queen Anne’s Kerry Park, a fine place to watch the sun set except that you can’t actually see the sun set.

Last night the four of us hit Golden Gardens.  A pretty good spot — and we actually saw the sun.

As usually happens, the family outing to watch nature turned into a Jenkins family photo shoot.  A few of my favorites:

Next up: Alki.

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Kerry Park

Last night the kids and I ventured to Kerry Park on Queen Anne to watch the sun set.  I read that Kerry Park was one of the best places in Seattle to watch the sun set, which I found quite remarkable because we couldn’t actually see the sun.  Still, the orange skyline looked nice.  A few pics:

 

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Ok not really, that was two weeks ago.  But yesterday was the first glorious day of Spring 2014, and we made good use of it.  Our destination was Discovery Park.   With us — George and Charlotte Swapp.   Darn near a perfect day.

A few pics:

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This afternoon the kids and I headed west for a few hours out in West Seattle.   Lincoln Park was our destination, with a planned stopped at Husky Deli on the way home.  Remarkably, it was only my second visit to Lincoln Park since high school and my first since Reese got stung by a wasp there during my 20th high school reunion.  I wouldn’t put it on the same scale as Discovery Park in terms of beauty, but the beach area is quite nice.

A few pics:

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