[Continued; see part one.]
The next day we had a visit from Becky’s cousin Tony, his wife Debbie, and their three lovely sons. The house came equipped with a couple of kayaks, so we went for a float.
Debbie waited patiently with the newest addition, Jason.
The house also had several toys that were clearly intended for pulling behind a boat, but we made use of them in our little dock area. All of the kids had fun paddling around, while safely anchored with ropes.
Alas, our friends had to leave for a softball game. We rallied, and went to a zoo we didn’t even know existed!
They were about to open a macaw exhibit, but it wasn’t quite ready yet, so they had a special close-up tour with the birds and a trainer.
This zoo also has a great collection of awesome statues, and Will and Lucy wanted to pose with every. Single. One. They are quite obviously photographers’ children.
There are lots of places where you can feed the animals.
Here is where the white tigers live, but the kids were more interested in the zookeeper trimming the bushes.
Back home, to prepare for a dinner with our good friends Tim, Vanessa, Ryan, Rachel, and little Jack. Ryan wasted no time taking Will on a kayak ride to the far side of Lake Sammamish.
A lovely time ensued. We grilled, tossed, mixed and poured our way to a delightful evening.
The next morning it was time to head home. We packed our belongings back into the car, and headed south. We made just one more stop to stretch our legs near an old brewery in Olympia.
Thus endeth the 2013 Straub Seattleganza. Until next year!