Updated 9/20/12 (it's still summer!)
Like many northwesterners, I am superstitious about talking too much about an amazing stretch of good weather — as if I personally had the power to scare it away. But, ahem, just in case this September summer continues to stick around, here are a few ideas for how to make the most of our weather hall pass.
1. Go blueberry-picking: If you thought blueberry-picking season was over, think again. Bellevue's Mercer Slough blueberry farm still has a few (better for jam at this point, but still!). Or to make a day of it, head to Finnriver Farm and Cidery in Chimacum on the Olympic Peninsula for artisan cider-tasting, tractor gawking, and more.
2. Go for a last dip in a spray park. A few Seattle spray parks are still Miller Community Center and Lake Union Park (through Oct. 15!).
3. Take a free public sail on Sunday at the Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle. Warning -- arrive early to snag a spot!
5. Take one of these two classic summer hikes that involve getting wet.
6. Throw the kids in the car for a spur-of-the-moment road trip. You could start with one of these four top scenic routes in Western Washington, from Chuckanut Drive to the northern Olympic Peninsula.