by Nancy Latimer, Volunteer Trip Leader
Well the weather finally broke this past week, but with all the rain there wasn’t much time to get out and enjoy the mild temperatures. All that changed on Saturday with temps hitting 60 and clear skies. It was the perfect day for an urban hike through Bellevue followed by relaxing yoga at Yoga on Fremont.
I’ve led this hike five or six times and it has rained or snowed every time. One time there was a blizzard that forced all but one participant to cancel. I led the hike with two assistants and the one participant who turned out to be a VO leader, hilarious. We enjoyed a fantastic, hike through the streets and steps of Bellevue although we did end a little early and stop in the Muddy Cup for a snack and a coffee before enjoying our relaxing yoga. Not the case today though, we couldn’t have asked for better weather, clear, breezy, and mild. We warmed up heading uphill including a killer stair climb with killer views of downtown. The folks that live along those steps must have awesome views of the fireworks!
After we looked over the city from the Sisters of St. Francis at Mount Assisi we stopped at the Andrew Bayne Library to admire the war memorials and snap a quick photo in honor of my son at basic training for the National Guard.
We ended with a quick tour of the North Hills Community Outreach Rosalinda Neighborhood Garden. Growing season is upon us and the garden looks ready for spring. Craig at Yoga on Fremont led us through some amazing stretches to rest and relax our tired hiking muscles. If you haven’t ever taken yoga after a hike you have to give it a try. Ommmmmmm.