Clue: Three elms to remind us.
There we were: me, Blake Light, and Wink Wink…. getting as much work done as possible to be well poised for when the clue dropped. The latest FB post mentioned that we could expect word before noon. It was 11:13 am, coats were on, keys were in hand, potato chips and string cheese were eaten. Our team was in prime hunting condition.
Heading to our destination, the Remembrance Garden outside Benaroya Hall on 2nd and University, we were faced with a gauntlet of red lights, construction, and competition.
I, Hot Sushi, jumped ship about 6 blocks away and started running for it, taking the southern approach. Wink Wink, noticing some other menu hunters on the chase, did a tuck and roll out of Blake Light’s car, and headed to the Garden from the North. With military-like strategies like this, we were sure to succeed.
Wink Wink and I met in the middle, Wink Wink fatigued and broken by her choice in running apparel.
Really? The Eastside?? Canlis is a SEATTLE institution, not a Bellevue institution. Just sayin’.
We were down-trodden, weary, and hungry; those jalapeño chips only sustain a guy for so long, after all. Then we saw it:
"Man was not made for himself alone" - Plato
These words from one of our many mentors helped us remember why we were doing this in the first place: Three friends in search of the impossible. We are not just one lonely sad guy searching a tree.
No! We are three lonely sad guy and gals searching in a tree. All for one and one for all, right? Right.