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Today is the last day of school for Seattle public school children, and its a half day at that. A popular place for fun during summer's lazy days is Carkeek Park in the north of Seattle. The park is fronted by a beach along Puget Sound, and has a lovely green grassy area up hill with picnic tables, grills, a children's playground, Pipers Creek and nature discovery programs. A pedestrian bridge to the beach passes over the active Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad line. That is where this mom and her children are casting their shadows onto a moving train as they wave goodbye to another school year and welcome in the long sunny days.