Dad and Mongo live next to a nice couple who have an aipiary in their back yard. Dad respects their efforts to raise bees, and aside from occasionally visiting Dad’s kitchen uninvited, the bees don’t cause any problems.
And the bees help pollinate Dad’s tomatoes, so they are generally welcomed visitors. However, once again unwelcomed visitors, aphids (BOO!) had taken up residence on Dad’s tomato and basil plants.
So to do his part in helping his neighbors safely raise bees, and combat CCD (Colony Collapse Disorder), Dad decided to try organic pest control this year. He reasoned that it was better for the environment, and better for Mongo, who is known to eat anything he can fit down his gullet. Dad was sure that pesticide coated vegetables would go down just as quick as anything else.
A week after their last trip to Alki Point, Dad had another errand to run on the North End of the peninsula. Mongo looked bored, so Dad plopped him into the back of the pick-up and off they went. After dropping off some things at the depot, Dad thought it might be nice to stroll on the Alki trail again. Read More…
Mongo and Dad decided to take a walk down to Alki Point. It’s a nice stroll along the Alki Trail in West Seattle’s beachfront neighborhood.
They usually park near the Seacrest Ferry Docks and walk North towards the point and then onward towards Alki Beach.
Alki Point is the spot where the first white settlers to Seattle spent the first winter. Val over wedgwoodinseattlehistory.com, has a short history of that winter. ( Click here for Val’s History of Street and Place names in Seattle)
When the weather is nice, Alki is an exceptionally scenic place to walk. Read More…
Dad is all about efficiency. He measures the time it takes on various routes around the city to make sure he is always on the fastest route. And he often tries to multitask around the house to save time also. This time, his multitasking led to a new scientific breakthrough.