My friend’s genius idea was to get up at 4 AM and then go to Kirkland waterfront for a sunrise photoshoot. I was so tired that I could barely even hold my head up. Throughout the entire car ride, I was just a bobble head.
When we got there, it turned out that the sun rose from the other side of which the waterfront faces. But truthfully, it was still gorgeous - it was great to watch the sky turn from dark to a soft light that flooded the water. We went up and down the waterfront and took a bunch of pictures.
There was a really nice dock that extended out into the water for a better view. It only had one entry onto the dock though, and as we were about to head back there was a large goose crossing over it. We were basically trapped for 10 minutes watching the birds cross, since we were both scared.
Our next stop was Idylwood Park by Lake Sammamish. It was a large green park with a lot of empty space and geese. The trees rustled in the peacefulness. As we walked to the shore, we noticed a man standing in the lake, and we were confused what was happening. As we got closer, we realized that he was fishing in the lake. This was a little bit unconventional, as there was a pier less than 50 feet away where there were other people fishing.
It was great to just sit down and relax as the sun continued to rise and people started to wake up. It was really calming, so much so that we started to fall asleep. We decided to get brunch in Bellevue downtown at a place called Chace's Pancake Corral for a dose of energy. We ended up paying around $19 for some egg Benedict and a cup of hot chocolate - talk about the Bellevue lifestyle!