Summer Fair in West Seattle
One of the traditions in the Seattle area is Seafair. Seafair is not one event, but an entire series of events and festivals in various neighborhoods that stretch over a month in the summer, culminating in the hydroplane races on Lake Washington and the Boeing Airshow. And while the big events like the Torchlight Parade are held in downtown, most communities host their own celebrations on one of the weekends of July. Tour de Terrace in Mountlake Terrace was the weekend of July 25th, and White Center Jubilee Days was the weekend of July 18.
West Seattle held its Summer Fair on the weekend of July 18th this year as well. It featured a parade, a street fair on California Avenue, a middle eastern bazaar at the community center, and foot race down California called the Float Dodger 5K.
Honestly, what middle-aged foot-racing fan of Animal House could resist signing up for that race; certainly not Dad. When Kimi heard Dad was running in the float dodger, Kimi turned to Mom-mom and whispered conspiratorially, “Watch that he doesn’t make a move for the marching band baton when they come through. The parade scene in Animal house is one of his favorite parts.” She winked and smiled at Dad. Of course Dad did consider dressing as a Belushi Pirate for the race, as costumes are encouraged, but he wasn’t sure how the plastic sword would affect his time. Read More…