Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Touring the Greater Seattle Area with Parry & Ploegstra

Elaine's brother and sister-in-law have come for a visit, so we wanted to show off some of our little treasures.  Of course, a trip to Snoqualmie Falls was required - despite "unperfect" weather (read drizzle in there)

It is something of a major hike down to this lower level - so we split the difference and two walked and two drove the car down to the parking lot.  It really did rain for a few minutes, but then stopped.  Very nice, but I do wish that folks could learn to read [when it says don't go down on the rocks.  Now why would they say that?]

Friday evening was Mariner's Baseball, at Safeco Field (remember, Caro?)

We did win in the end (3-2) but it was a loooooooog game and then we had fireworks.  It was almost midnight by the time we got home.

Yesterday we visited historic Tacoma and the Museum of Glass.  Well, well worth a trip, if you haven't seen it.  Fascinating!!!!

We probably spent a hour or more in the "hot shop" watching them heating, blowing, stretching, molding, joining - all the amazing things you can do with molten glass.  Here are some of the things we saw,

The guy in the center (in the striped shirt) was the featured artist.  He was making a sculpture that looked like a badminton shuttlecock.

We saw the whole process, including how they got the 'stripes' in the skirt portion.  Just astonishing.

And that part of the city is really worth seeing and visiting.

Really great day out!

1 comment:

  1. Isn't amazing what they can do blowing glas? Facinating! All those visitor's keep you pretty busy with lot's of fun outings. I can see the weather luckily improved too.