Summer on Alki: it has begun
Riding the bus home last night was a little bit of an adventure. Not in usual way – although there was some of that as well – but in the fact that riding through West Seattle was a little surreal. First, there were a few police vehicles and a fire engine at the gas station at the corner of Admiral and California. When I looked out the window, I could see at least 5 men tending to one woman, who was sitting up against the station wall holding something to her head. A scene that reminded me somewhat of my Memorial Day weekend. The bus trundled on and I got back to Julia Child’s Life in France.
A few minutes later when we arrived at the last stop on Alki, I disembarked the bus to a large crowd of teenagers. It was after 11 so I was a little shocked. Not that I think teens can’t be out at that hour, but that the beach park closes at 11. Huh. As I turned towards home, I saw a huge crowd of people and several police cars and heard the worst ear-piercing noise that I think the police were using to disperse the crowd. I should have tried to figure out what was going on, but with the bull horn announcements for people to leave, I just turned on my street and went home.
West Seattle Blog reported yesterday that there was some end of the school year shenanigans at Alki around 8 p.m., but otherwise there’s no mention anywhere of what was going down last night. That can’t be the same thing, can it? Anyone have a clue what was up?