After work on a Monday, we decided to go visit Gas Works Park, which we heard had an amazing view of the skyline of Seattle. It wasn't too far either, only a couple miles from where I was staying. Traffic was definitely a struggle as well, given that it wasthe ending of commute hour.
When we got there though, it was so worth the wait. There were a lot of people there, but it wasn't too crowded where it was uncomfortable. The first thing that I noteced were the huge looming gas towers that were in the middle of the park. They were ginormous - way taller and bigger than I expected or imagined from the pictures. But in a sense it kind of scaled the park, showing how truly spacious it was.
Once we got on top of the hill, the view onto the skyline was truly amazing. The sun was setting, and you could see the reflections in the tall glass towers that made up the Seattle skyline. In between, there was a huge lake, with what seemed to be hundreds of sailboats and kayaks on the water.
I imagined how amazing it would be to be in one of those boats at this time of day - truly relaxing to watch the sky get dark, but the city light up. It was a great place to have a picnic - people were running around with dogs, reading books, or smoking. The stress of work was left behind in another world.