Daniel had to work on Monday, so Paul and I consoled ourselves by going all over the place around Seattle. We started at Golden Gardens Park, which does have pretty golden trees at this time of year but we chose it because it has a beach with tide pools on Puget Sound. After looking at anemones and the Olympic Peninsula mountains, we went to Chittenden Locks and the Lake Washington Ship Canal, which has a fish ladder and a garden as well as the canal where we got to watch the water levels brought up to let boats through.
After Vietnamese food for lunch at Monkey Bridge, we then enjoyed views of Mount Rainier while driving to Washington Park Arboretum, which is jointly owned by the nearby University of Washington and the City of Seattle. Fall is much more in evidence here than at home so it was very colorful. We were a bit early to meet Daniel for dinner, so we went to City Center and had Starbucks while circling around the Space Needle and Chihuly Gardens, then went to The Lucky Diner and hung out with Daniel in the evening!