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June 21, 2013

Seattle SeaFair Weekend is Coming to Lake Washington

When it comes to the Who's-Who of lake activities nothing takes center stage like Seattle's Seafair. Seafair is a time honored Washington tradition that includes hydroplane races, air shows, parades, shows, and a multitude of events through late June till August.

Today, the first day of Summer, which doesn't resemble anything I've read in books about Summer, kicks off the Seafair schedule at Westlake Park and a chance to see "who the 2013 King Neptune and Queen Alcyone will be". Though there are events through the months, by far the most epic is the culmination on Lake Washington for Seafair Weekend - August 2 - 4, 2013.

I've attended Seafair Weekend many of times and done the log boom and general populous with the boat and every time it is amazing. The boats, Seafair does bring out the fancy and fast, the Blue Angels air show, and viewing the magnificent homes that border Lake Washington that make a person go WOW.

If you have never been then make it a point this year as Seafair doesn't have to be experienced from a boat. If tradition holds true, then I-90 and I-520 will close down during the air show. Folks bring barbeques and chairs to enjoy close up views of air show and watch boats make there way watch to the hydros. If traveling to Seafair by boat just watch out for the crazies as it can get rowdy but the police are on hand moderating.

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May 29, 2013

Lake Goodwin & Lake Shoecraft using Google Maps

If you're like me you probably use Google for just about everything, though I avoid Gmail, and when viewing new areas what's handier than Google Maps satellite view. Now many may argue that Google Earth is a superior product but with GM there is no software to download - click and go. After touring some Lake Cavenaugh homes, which I am currently saving for, I decided to take a look at Lake Goodwin and Lake Shoecraft through the Google Maps lens.

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In addition to Lake Goodwin and Lake Shoecraft, there are 5 lakes within close proximity and the area is know as Seven (7) Lakes: Lake Goodwin, Lake Shoecraft, Lake Ki, Lake Crabapple, Lake Loma, Lake Howard, and Lake Martha. Out of the 7, only Goodwin and Shoecraft allow motorized boat operation, the rest are primarily fishing and swimming lakes.

April 4, 2013

Welcome to WashingtonLakeFront.com

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