Tuesday was another beautiful day…. sun and 61 degrees. I’m even seeing pink blossoms on the trees. Good day for outdoor sketching!
I went to the same area in which my husband and I went for a walk on Monday. There are several trails around the Green River in Kent, WA. As we drove to the area on Monday, we passed the REI Corporate Headquarters. I remembered I’d wanted to sketch there. That was my first stop today. The REI story by REI
“Recreational Equipment Inc., commonly known as REI, is a privately held American retail corporation organized as a consumers’ cooperative, selling outdoor recreation gear, sporting goods, and clothing. Founded in 1938 in Seattle. The corporate HQ is now in Kent, WA.”
Next I drove the narrow road along the Green River. I stopped at a foot bridge. Even though it was about 3pm, there were a lot of people out walking and bicycling.
Now for the small world. A man came up to me while sketching and we talked a little. Then he asked me if I knew Gabriel Campanario. “Yes, I do”. Turns out this is Mark Greengo , who was the man who guided Gabi on the kayak trip to sketch the crumbling Kalakala ferry 3 years ago. He told me his version of the story, which was the pretty much the same as I remember Gabi telling.
Earlier in the day, I received my order from Goulet Pens. I laughed at the “do not freeze”. It’s 60+ degrees! But it came from VA, where they closed the shop due to snow on Monday!