Merry Yule Scoot
In one form or another, Yule Scoot has been happening in Seattle for a long, long time. In case you’re new to this here blog, here’s the rundown: Meet somewhere, ride somewhere to buy toys (and other stuff), donate stuff to Children’s Hospital (and occasionally, other worthy recipients).
Andrew (“Danger is my middle name”) was this year’s event organizer, and he said it’d be okay to show up in a car. So, the Fourth Estate got to be a scooter.
Since the weather was looking iffy, I invited Safety Ed to ride shotgun. Stop by on the way to the meetup at Café Racer, he said, I’ll make a decision about riding then.
As you can see, he decided to ride the scooter. The ET4 had been in the shed since October, so it was overdue for some exercise. See you at the Racer, I said.
A small group of hardy souls left for the Lake City Fred Meyer just as the sun was (briefly) peeking out from behind the clouds.
While the thermometer showed ~40°F, there was a chill in the air that made me grateful to have a heater. And, I reminded myself, it was colder and rainier in Bellingham.
We made a beeline for the toy department, which to my surprise was up an escalator (I’d never been to the Lake City Freddy’s). Some folks who couldn’t make the ride gave Andrew money, or left stuff to donate at the meetup.
Everyone was grateful for the Fourth Estate’s ample, dry cargo space. Especially since the rain had returned.
Since we’d started late, and needed to get to Seattle Children’s before 5:00 pm, we took the direct route from FM to Sand Point Way and the hospital. As always, they were grateful for our donations and curious about our group.
We then said our goodbyes and headed for other activities. As I say, I was glad to cage it this time, but would sure like to have a scooter for the next one. Maybe Santa will leave a surprise on Tuesday.