dang, we definitely are Northwest Yuppies

It’s Saturday & Memorial Day Weekend. As usual, the forecast is chance of everything, but we decided to take that chance and try out our new Thule bike rack which BK had affixed to our Subaru Outback while I wandered around China.

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After a quick stop at the in-laws, we bike from Redmond to Woodinville on the Sammamish River Trail up to DeLille Winery for a tasting and to pick up our quarterly wine club.

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Rolling back into Redmond we stopped by Trader Joe’s quick before heading home. And with our dinner of random leftovers, we popped open a really nice bottle of Harrison Hill. Happy Seattle Saturday…

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And the winner is…

After a slow start on the front nine, BK came storming back and overcame a five stroke deficit to tie the score up on the 18th hole before going on to win the match on the first hole of the sudden death playoff and take the 2011 Mini Golf crown 2 games to 1.  BK won the first round of the 2011 tour on Cape Cod in July but KMJ tied things up during the tours next stop in Levanworth at the end of August.

The 2012 tour kicks off at the Austin invitational in early January, BK is currently favored by the odds makers at 2.5 to 1.

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What’s SUP?

Arriving in Chelan Sunday afternoon we decided to try Stand Up Paddleboarding for the first time – we figured this would be a good place to start since the lake is relatively calm and warm 😉

BK got up pretty quickly and got the hang of it much quicker than, probably because he has done similar activities like surf and ski and snowboard.

It took me a few times to finally stand briefly, and then stand again a little bit longer, and then stand for a bit but promptly fall in upon trying to paddle.  Eventually however, I strung it all together – woo hoo!

Its hard – definitely a core workout and I felt it in my quads a bit too the next morning.  I think it will definitely get easier with practice, though I’m not sure about doing it in the Sound knowing the likelihood that I will be falling on several times…