From Ken's Office
These warm days as of late get me so excited for summer! I have always said there is no better place to be than Seattle during the summer months. Our family enjoys all that Washington and Kirkland has to offer over the summer. Some of our favorite things are our annual trip to Chelan; boating with friends; BBQâ€™s; farmerâ€™s markets and camping and fishing around Washington State. We asked our agents to share with you a few of their favorite summer things:
Lynne - It's all about my kids and grandkids. Brooke and I plant a garden every year (with the little one learning now) and camping with friends and family in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Janie - Every summer one of my family members will host a â€œreunionâ€ on a Saturday afternoon. Everyone brings a favorite dish to share and we have a great get together. I have 2 brothers and 4 sisters who bring their children and grandchildren. We had a total of 34 people at the last get together. This year I am hosting and am looking forward to our â€œsummer party."
Amy - My favorite summer things are farmer's markets, fireworks on the Fourth of July, barbecuing with friends, camp fires, roasted marshmallows, the smell of freshly cut grass, swimming at our lake, camping with our son, and bare feet in the sand at the beach.
Tim - Typically, I like to go fishing, crabbing, play tennis and basketball.
Jack - I love walking through Kirkland whether it is for a quick break from work at the tot lot with my son or walking the Kirkland corridor. There is just something refreshing about being out in great weather with friends and family.
Loretta - I love that there is a WHOLE â€˜nother day of sunshine after getting off work because they days are so long!
Chris - Some of my favorite things are the Torchlight parade, my yearly family reunion at a state park and the 4th of July barbecues.
Clint - During the summer, I enjoy driving my Jeep on the sunny trails, and also boating on Moses Lake when I get a chance. I also keep myself busy as a member of the Tahoma Band Boosters, and a volunteer at Maple Youth Symphony Orchestra where my son is thriving as a percussionist.
Kristi - I am major foodie and the summer is great time for local fruit and veggies in my area. I love all local berries, cherries and corn on cob which they grow right in Stanwood. I also send as much time as possible down at the beach, on Camano I live about half a mile from beach.
Shannon - My favorite thing I love about summer has to be camping anywhere! Washington has the best summer nights that stay warm and invites camp fires and laughter! We enjoy our family time even more now that our children have moved out and away from the house! We love to take a weekend and take off with our RV to different spots. Our favorite is the Peninsula Loop that travels around the National Forest.