Sunday, February 5, 2012

Winter Warmth

Occasionally we have a 60-degree day in the middle of winter. Right now we are having a stretch of them. Yesterday we went for a bike ride to the UW campus to enjoy the sun and temps. It was glorious. One of the wonderful things about living in a place that is often gray and rainy (or so they tell me), is that when the sun does come out, everyone goes outside to play. On days like this, the Burke-Gilman Trail is always full of walkers, runners, bikers, dogs, and strollers of all ages and abilities.

When we got to campus yesterday, I saw the construction happening at Husky Stadium and was shocked to see that the southern half of the stadium was GONE. Clearly, I rarely walk to or drive by this part of campus. I knew the stadium was under renovation, but I thought it was just remodeling, I didn't realize they were tearing most of it down and completely re-building it. My personal feelings about pouring money into a stadium that hasn't had a sold-out game in over 15 years and about working and going to school in a building that hasn't been remodeled since the late 1950's aside, I am interested to see what the new stadium will look like compared to the old.


  1. What happened to all the snow you guys had? Warm in Kodiak here too. And football stadiums are like 'opium for the masses' - SERIOUS waste of money. Patrick

  2. A lot of rain washed all the snow away in a couple of days. It's supposed to start raining again in a couple of days which means more snow in the mountains!