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Rainy day at the locks

Ballard Locks

We needed to get out this weekend. We tossed around ideas and decided to go to the Ballard Locks. Maybe if we were lucky there would be a few items in bloom in the garden.

The rain drops started about 15 minutes after we arrived. G ran to the car for our rain jackets. We managed to find some items in bloom to help remind us that Spring is not far away. We also saw a large group of herons landing on the trees across from the Locks and realized there was a heron rookery. We strolled over to check out the birds. We also saw a cool kingfisher darting from the railing into the water.

We needed a place to warm up so we headed to the Barking Dog Alehouse in East Ballard. Great place. G had an Workhorse IPA from Laurelwood in Portland. I had an ESB from Chuckanut Brewery in Bellingham. Both were very tasty but we liked the IPA best. We also had a late lunch. I had a tasty chicken sandwich on a hoagy roll with a nice slice of bacon. George had a good crab cake sandwich. It is located just off 8th NW on 70th. We're definitely going back.

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Ballard Locks Heron at Ballard Locks
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Barking Dog Alehouse - East Ballard Barking Dog Alehouse - East Ballard

Comments (3)

Kathleen:

We love the Barking Dog - but you forgot to mention the waffle fries! Yum.
Next time you're in Ballard, let us know.

Yummmm... the Waffle fries were great. You're on for next time we're in the area.

This looks scrumptious in many ways!

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