Past Meetup

Book of the Month Club - "East of the Mountains"

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Who likes to read and then discuss the book? How about having a book of the month selection that the group can read and then on a designated walk/hike have coffee, drink or lunch/dinner afterwards to discuss?

This month let's read "East of the Mountains" by David Guterson. We will do an easy hike through the trails of Hamlin Park and then go for coffee/lunch at The Bounty in Shoreline.

East of the Mountains David Guterson ( From the author of Snow Falling on Cedars comes this bestselling novel about a dying man’s final journey through a landscape that has always sustained him and provided him with hope and challenges.

When he discovers that he has terminal cancer, retired heart surgeon Ben Givens refuses to simply sit back and wait. Instead he takes his two beloved dogs and goes on a last hunt, determined to end his life on his own terms. But as the people he meets and the memories over which he lingers remind him of the mystery of life’s endurance, his trek into the American West becomes much more than a final journey.

The Bounty - North City The Bounty is a coffee shop, internet cafe and community gathering place that opened in North City in 2013. It offers a welcoming, relaxing environment, serving gourmet coffee, tea and beverages, as well as specialty sandwiches and baked goods. It has comfortable chairs, a fireplace and free Internet, and is decorated with paintings and art.

Hamlin Park, Shoreline

From a WTA Report : "Tucked away in the suburban blandscape of Shoreline is forested Hamlin Park, located on 15 Ave NE and 160th Street. We spent an hour or two walking around on the park's numerous trails. Deep in the heart of the park's woods, for a few moments at least, we could imagine we were deep in the heart of the Cascades. Fresh gravel and treadwork on the trails shows that the City Of Shoreline is taking a renewed interest in their mini backyard wilderness.

A little ravine cuts through the park, the course of the former Hamlin Creek, now buried underground. There is some thought of daylighting the creek and restoring its natural course."