Mercer Island is an upscale city, and island, located in Lake Washington between Seattle and Bellevue.
We spent more nights here, four, than any other stop on this road trip because we had so many family and friends we wanted to see. We even rented a house instead of staying in a hotel in order have all of my parents’ five grandchildren together for an evening. That hasn’t happened in almost 10 years.
Interesting factoid – Mercer Island is home to about 25,000 people, making it the most populated lake island in the U.S.
We had a wonderful dinner at Carmine’s in Bellevue with my cousins. We had so much fun that we forgot to take photos.
The other two nights we also entertained “old” family and friends on the lake. And again we had such a great time.
During the afternoons, we were able to walk from our waterfront home to take a hike in the woods. Mercer Island is still a great place to live. Every day we saw so many people enjoying themselves biking and walking.
On the way here we stopped at Yacht Club Broiler in Silverdale for a terrific lunch.
Through the years I have learned no matter how much I plan, that midstream adjustments are necessary more often than not. Once again, even after careful analysis we packed more than was needed. Two boxes are being shipped home which will make finding the other remaining items easier. It turns out that there are just so many pairs of high heels that a woman needs while hiking Yellowstone. :)