What a beautiful day! I got up and left the house at 7:30 am to get myself a latte before heading off for a nice 5.2-mile walk with the Fairhaven walkers in the early morning sunlight at Lake Padden. Then I quickly headed up to the Farmers' Market to catch a few pictures before going off to the Y for a swim. This sweet rose caught my eye, nestled among the other flowers, and I couldn't resist a quick snapshot. The market was filled with people right away, since it was such a gorgeous day.
As I sauntered past these delicious looking tomatoes, the vendor offered me a taste. I should have known better. No sooner had I tasted one than I had to buy some. You cannot imagine how sweet and remarkably tasty they are! The balloon man was setting up his scene to entertain us. He made this "hat" for himself while we watched, and half the kids couldn't help but ask for one.
He said that the local newspaper had itemized a hundred things for people to do in Bellingham, and he was listed as #51. He's a lot of fun, too. As I checked my watch and realized that I was getting hungry, it was only 11:00 am, but the the smells wafting through the market, coming from all around me, made me realize that I'd better get over to the Y and work out before I had my lunch.
I managed to walk away from these wonderful bread sticks, but it took some effort. I made it over to the gym in time to get a lane in the pool all to myself and swim a half mile. By the time I got home and made myself some lunch, it was almost time to head over to the theater to see Larry Crowne with my friend Judy. The movie has not received good reviews, but we both enjoyed it. It really helps to have your expectations lowered when you head out for a movie, then you can't be disappointed. Of course, any movie that has Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks can't be all bad, which is what he figured. We were right.
Last week we saw Midnight in Paris, and I enjoyed it while Judy didn't. You really do need to be a Woody Allen fan to appreciate it, but it was also a feel-good movie that had a happy ending. Have you seen either one? What did you think of them?