Seattle Space Needle Reflection at Night

Moon Over Mike’s Tavern

Full Moon of Seattle Skyline from Magnolia

Last night, to “celebrate” the completion of a certain project, we headed up to Ballard for a bowl of Mike’s chili.

Some people celebrate with champagne, others with cocaine, but that high-brow, pretentious stuff doesn’t fly with me. If ground beef and kidney beans are good enough for cowboys and hobos, then it’s good enough for me dammit.

On the way up 15th Ave, en-route to the Ballard Bridge, I looked back and spotted a full moon hanging over the Seattle skyline.

“I need to make a quick detour!”, I exclaimed before veering on to the Magnolia Bridge and

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Live Photos of the Day: November 14, 2011

7:21pm: Pike Place Market Neon

1:43pm: Downtown Seattle

4:13pm: Downtown Seattle

4:13pm: Downtown Seattle

4:13pm: Downtown Seattle

4:13pm: Downtown Seattle

4:16pm: Alaskan Way Viaduct

4:16pm: Seattle Waterfront

4:20pm: Puget Sound Sunset

7:12pm: Pike Place Market Neon

7:21pm: Pike Place Market Neon

7:47pm: Bardahl in Ballard

7:47pm: Bardahl in Ballard

7:47pm: Bardahl in Ballard

7:48pm: Bardahl in Ballard

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Red Mill Burgers

Blue Cheese Bacon Burger

For some bizarre reason, Western Washington has the greatest hamburgers in the USA.

The best hamburger I have ever eaten in my life was in Thurston County (which reminds me, I need to write a post about that place), and when it comes to decent burgers, this area of the country is about as good as it gets.

Why this is, I do not know. You would think that a green, vegetarian place like the PNW would frown on the eating of dead cows, but hey, this is the same place that has some of the worst traffic in the

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Photo of the Day: A View from Ballard

A View of Ballard

A View of Ballard

The Ballard Locks

The Ballard Locks - The Spillway

Yesterday morning I decided to take a ride to the other side of the ship canal.

I saddled up, crossed the Fremont Bridge, greeted the Troll (he remembered me and asked if I had lost weight … nice guy), cruised Ballard a bit, and then on a whim, decided to head over to the locks.

Now, I’ve passed the Ballard Locks many times from the outside, but I’ve never actually parked and gone inside to see what it was all about.

Why?

Because, honestly, I didn’t think it would be very interesting.

I was mistaken.

Note: Keep in mind that

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