I’m thankful for this opportunity to be here. Although not everyday is fun and exciting, God’s provision has far exceeded what I need. Today Rick invited us to his restaurant, Simply Thai, at Tukwila because the MTV crew were going to shoot for a reality show. Unfortunately by the time we reached, the shoot was over. Nonetheless we were offered a spread of Thai cuisine for lunch. Rick and his family spontaneously took us to Alki beach after lunch and we went kayaking in Puget Sound, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean.
Gone hiking the next day! Boarded the ferry to bainbrige island. What’s amazing was that the ferry could also hold up to 150 vehicles! It was a pretty long drive to the Olympic National Forest. We drove past the Hood Canal, one of the four main basins of the Puget Sound. Stopped by Hama Hama to grab some smoked salmon and fresh oysters for about $6 per dozen. I heard that in the oyster bars in the city, oysters are sold for $2.75 each! We stopped by Potlatch State Park for a BBQ in the wilderness. I swear it’s the most exciting BBQ I’ve ever had, and I have to say Rick’s family’s preparation work was an eye opener. We had wine, lamb rack, steak, oysters with lemons, some dried food, sticky rice and Nittha made some signature Thai sauce right there when we were grilling the meat. Rick also brought some wood logs to chop and throw into the charcoal so that the meat will be more fragrant. His tools were just amazing. I think I must have seemed so ignorant because I took pictures of nearly everything haha.
After meal we headed to our hiking spot at Ranger Hole Trail. It’s overwhelming to be surrounded by nothing but fir trees! It’s a pity that I didn’t have comfortable shoes and the trail was a little too short. I would definitely love to do it again! On our way back, the ferry at Bainbridge was delayed for 2 hours, so we boarded the ferry at Bremeton instead. The whole day seems simple but it took us 12 whole hours. Enough time to get from Seattle to Beijing.