We went to REI today to buy new sleeping bags for our Madagascar Expedition. Today was the 20% off members so we used our coupon to save some money on our new bags. These will be nice since we both have old down bags. I bought my bag in high school which makes it over 40 years old – hey! – it still keeps me warm and we bough G’s probably in the late 70’s which makes it over 30 years old.
We bought two lighter synthetic bags. This will do well great in the summer also. They are both mummy style which will be different. We’re also looking at boots and packs so we are watching the sales.
I suggested doing the stairs at Blaine and Howe Streets. I used these stairs for conditioning when I worked at WRQ. I realized that was over 20 years ago (circa early 1990’s). Very easy drive up from REI Seattle,
We started by climbing up the Blaine street stairs. At the Broadway, we took a moment to walk through the Streissguth Gardens. Absolutely lovely! Tulips, bluebells, azaleas, primroses, red currents, maples, magnolias – and other spring beauties in bloom. And the views! Several excellent views over Lake Union to Space Needle, Queen Anne and north. At the top, we walked a block over to Howe Street and down and up the stairs on Howe Street before returning back down Blaine Stairs.
Fun 30 minutes. I’m a little sore but it was worth it!