Afterwards we visited the Japanese Garden, always a favorite spot, which is just now coming into spring bloom. I had fun experimenting with my new camera, taking pictures at various angles and trying to get the lighting and framing right. It was a little too bright and sunny for good quality shots - lots of glare, and the camera struggles with dappled sunlight - but fun anyway.
For lunch we headed over to our favorite stretch of SE Division. We got dal, curried cauliflower, and a chicken kati roll from Bollywood Theater, a pie from Pizza Maria for the kiddos, and then we shared a berry and dumpling vanilla ice cream sundae at Salt and Straw. It was like a pie, but with more ice cream than dough. It was amazing.
Feeling possibly a little overstuffed, we wandered over to Laurelhurst Park - we made a loop around on the trails, splashed sticks in the pond, and did underdogs on the playground swings - and serendipitously found our friends Mary, Rowan, and Camille playing there as well! Liesl was so tickled.
And then we returned home for a quick dropoff and pickup of supplies - Sebastian had a 4:20 soccer game at Beaverton Indoor. He played well, although it was possible he was slightly tired out from the day... They played the best of the teams in their league and lost badly, although not as badly as previously (how's that for faint praise?). Back home again for dinner and then it was Steve's turn to head out for his 8:10 soccer game. Phew!