It was an evening of great local things and people. The Christmas Ships were at the Hiram M. Chittendam Locks. Brock and I have our little “couple traditions” for this show, which always includes a peanut butter & chocolate milkshake from Totem House for him.
One of our local favorites, the 173 foot Feadship Ice Bear was coming back in. She typically resides in Lake Union alongside Daedalus, Boeing’s corporate yacht. It looked as though they’d been out for a while, as there was soot above the genny exhaust. As Brock said, they usually wash those boats fairly often and well, so it was a giveaway that she’d been underway for a while.
A good night really, which we needed. After my dear friend Asa died last week, it’s been hard to get much into the holiday spirit. He was a regular reader of the blog (checking up on me, as he called it) and it’s very sad to write a post I know he won’t read.