Our day started in the cozy confines of Mike and Glenda's guest room. There were sounds of children watching cartoons on the other side of the wall, but by the time Brian drug himself out of bed they were over and Adam was turning them off. After a relaxing morning and some great breakfast, we loaded up the minivan and headed to Mike's employee picnic. Mike works for a large biotech company in Seattle. It appears that large biotech companies may be better funded than public education, at least judging by their family picnics. It was a great afternoon of art, games, obstacle courses and free food. The highlight was clearly the Iceberg Challenge and the hands down winner, in multiple head to head competitions, was five year old Amanda. Brian is still nursing some wounds. Of equal interest was the Simply Fun Zone, an arts and crafts area that we almost couldn't extract Theresa and Amanda from.Eventually we climbed back into the minivan and retreated back to Ballard and were treated to some Alaskan king salmon on the grill, some fun kid watching, and (after bedtime) Quentin Terrantino's latest flick. After a second late evening, we called it a very exciting day.