The next town north of us (in Mukilteo) is the town of Everett. It was a big lumber town in the past and has the nickname of “Mill Town”. There is a trail that goes by the waterfront named Mill Town Trail. I will do a ride along there to share in a post sometime in the future.

Today is Outdoor Art day on the way to and from a visit with a friend at the cancer center for her chemo treatment. I met up with Cindy, my number one ace riding buddy, at mid morning while there was still a chill in the air and we took off for the adventure.

First art photo is of what appear to represent birds and fish. One (maybe both) is in a “traditional” Native American motif as that is very prevalent in the area. (There is an unintentional reflectie of Cindy in one of them ;’-)).

These two pieces are a few blocks apart on a corner of the main street and a side street. In between we find a boy and his dog watching the girls dancing.

Around the corner is our theatre which has some art nearby as well. The wall is very hard to capture as it is rather long and curves around. The three seated chair is interesting, and the dancing actor adds character.

This dancer is a remembrance of a real person who taught dance in his own studio in Everett for years.

One more stop on the the way to the cancer center shows us an appropriate heart for our visit.

We had a nice and meaningful visit with our friend, and would ride our return on a slightly different route to collect yet more outdoor art.

A rather interesting and artful way to camouflage a city utility box.


Not far from the library we find pencils.

As I was taking the photo of the pencils we looked down at the pavement and found this plaque imbedded in the sidewalk. It was difficult to determine what it was at first, and you had to move around to get the right perspective of it. There is no explanation of who this is supposed to be.

We had one more stop I wanted to do, and that was at the Children’s Museum.

I would wish everyone a cycling buddy like Cindy! She helps me find all my bicycling challenges (and I seem to do a lot of them), never minds stopping for me to take photos and investigate, and as well, is the best friend to ride with for no other reason than to ride.


  1. By: Suzanne Posted: November 13, 2018

    You certainly found a lot of outside art – I especially like the books. And that is a nice shot of your bicycle with the big heart! Looks like the cool weather isn’t keeping you indoors!

    • By: NancyG Posted: November 13, 2018

      Thanks Suzanne. I bike year round and bundle up quite a bit when it gets colder. I pass it up for snow, ice or fog! The day actually warmed up more than we expected, and we had a lot of good sun breaks! A fun day on the bike.

    • By: NancyG Posted: November 13, 2018

      I would continue to bike as much as I could without her, but Cindy gives me motivation on days when mine is low.

  2. By: Bikerdockeith Posted: November 13, 2018

    Hi Nancy,
    I hope your friend is doing well. It was good that you and Cindy could ride to see her. We have a good group of neighbors who ride and I think it really make the rides more fun.

    • By: NancyG Posted: November 13, 2018

      Thank you Keith. She is in the beginning of several treatments and her spirits are high. I hope it stays that way and gets her through this chemo, her lumpectomy to come and the radiation for that!!! Visiting what her was a real boost for all of us ;’-)

  3. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: November 13, 2018

    Lots of art for sure! Not sure there is that much in the entire county here.
    Beautiful work!

    When we played hide and seek, no one would go and look for me, — Rodney Dangerfield

    • By: NancyG Posted: November 13, 2018

      Maybe they wouldn’t look for Rodney, but I’m sure there would be quite a search for you Rich.

      • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: November 14, 2018

        Those guys with the jacket with the reealllllly long sleeves? 😉

        • By: NancyG Posted: November 15, 2018

          At least SOMEbody would look for you.

  4. By: Lah Posted: November 13, 2018

    Really neat statues…couldn’t pick a favorite. Also, like the simplicity of the books and pencils. What a nice ride!

    • By: NancyG Posted: November 14, 2018

      Thanks Laura. It was a fantastic day with special friends and good riding. Loved finding and re-finding the public art and stopping to look a bit longer than usual,

  5. By: The Navigator Posted: November 15, 2018

    You certainly have a lot of wonderful art work in your area. I’m so glad you have such a good riding buddy!

    • By: NancyG Posted: November 15, 2018

      Thaks Em. I am fortunate to have Cindy available for riding with me, And in fact will be meeting her this morning for another adventure. We will scout a new to us route to see if it is one we like and will repeat and/or offer to others.
      Thanks for reading.

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