Friday, October 29, 2021

Viry and Lolo Come to Town, the Friggin' Sky Makes Me Frown

Our friends Viry and Lolo from St. Louis came to visit us today which was super fun. I think they were stuck outside of the country due to some visa issue when we had our very rad going away party, and they were so nice about missing that that they said they needed to come see us in person. Friends are the best!

We had dinner in Kirkland at burger joint Coastline Burgers. Kirkland has so many walkable food choices it's amazing.

Once we met up with our buddies we checked out some Kirkland bars. First we hit Bottle and Bull. Truffle oil fries were had by all.

We hit Wilde Rover Irish Pub and there was already some Halloween partying happening in there. I love me some Halloween. This year we tried our "swing by Target and see what's on sale" move for costumes but the place was picked clean. I think that there's been some supply chain issues due to the dreaded covid.

Viry and Lolo went to sleep in our guest room, but not I. I had received word earlier today that the elusive aurora borealis would be visible tonight. The northern lights and I have had beef ever since we went on a night tour in Iceland looking for them and came back empty handed. I never forgive. I never forget.

So while Lydia snored in the passenger seat I drove around north in rural Washington to some areas that I heard were far enough away from civilization that their light pollution wouldn't affect my viewing pleasure.

I saw a lot of stars which was nice but no northern lights.

I did gain some hard won wisdom and experience though. It turns out there are apps that can tell you were the space magic is before you go driving around in the middle of nowhere at 2 in the morning. Sort of takes the fun out of it but I'll be checking this next time.

You can't escape me forever. I'm going to flip off the sun for wasting my time in the morning.

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