Leif Erikson today
While feds and bankers were enjoying the day off yesterday on Columbus Day, we here in Ballard know very well that the real epitome of exploratory manliness is none other than Leif Erikson, who is regarded by many as the first European to have landed on North America.
Leif Erikson Day was first established as a State Holiday in 1930 in Wisconsin, and has since spread to become a recognized holiday in seven states, including Washington.
Ballardites will know Erikson by the statue that stands guard over Shilshole Bay Marina and is the target of many sunset pictures.
So take a moment and get in touch with your inner Viking today.