Day 3: Erin' visit (last day) - Glass Museum preview
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Day 3 of Erin's (poohstanggt) visit is a relaxed day, we plan on fitting in what we can but there is always next time if we don't get to some stuff. We start the morning off both handeling work/business stuff and we head out around noon I reckon(I guess:) We start off stopping by my folks place to drop off some luggage for there upcoming trip and erin stays in the car, as my family's long haired cats would make her sneeze up a storm. So I drop those off quick, mom was not home so no mom hugs :( then we are off towards the downtown area of Tacoma.
We arrive in Tacoma and we start off by taking care of our growling stomachs. We decide to do this at the The Swiss Pub, this pub/restaurant has Dale Chihuly glass pieces and is part of the Chihuly glass exibit that is located in 5 different locations.
The Swiss was a pretty cool spot and I am considering using the location for a future meetup of some sort. Besides Chihuly glass pieces(above the bar) it also has other items personally owned by Chilhuly that he does not have room for in his storage so he puts them on display(so i am told) , there are many accordians for instance. It was mid-day so not busy, we order a couple beers(again Erin is happy they have schmittwicks on tap) and i try some beer I have never tried before just cuz the name sounded cool(some alaskan something or another.
We go down the stairs and head towards the other Chihuly exhibits and other places of interest. The Tacoma Museum of Glass is closed on mondays but we really only wanted to get a taste for it that day. We were able to walk across the Chihuly Bridge of Glass that connects Pacific Ave and the other museum locations with the Museum of Glass and other waterfront places(bridge goes over train tracks and a small freeway)(see photos). We take some photos to give others an idea of whats there(outside) and some area shots. Then we head to the old Union Station and the gift shop for the Washington State History Museum (gift shop was open, but the museum like the glass museum is also closed on monday). A stop for a little train talk at the museum gift store as I notice a train exhibit they have going at the museum(my uncle is a train historian/photographer and has had multiple pictorial books published, and I kinda dig trains from growing up around him).
First stop in Seattle is the Oboy Oberto Factory Outlet Store I buy some beef and turky jerky for my personal comsumption and also some turky jerkey for a friend. Erin buys a few bags to take back as well. We then take back roads(freeway is at a crawl) as it is rush hour by that point, and i show her a few neighborhoods like Seattles "alternative" neighborhood which is called "capital hill". We continue winding our way to the University of Washington campus area and then make our way to the Greenlake neighborhhod of Seattle (surrounding a natural lake that is great to walk/bike/rollerblade/run around.
I had a good time showing Erin around, plenty of new things seen by both of us. I just wish it would have ended better for her, if she dares visit again i will try to refrain from attempting to damage her :) Now this area will be known for "that shane guy who gives you a nice wack on the head when you leave "I need to work on my "promoting tourism" skills i think ! :)
Thanks Erin for the visit and the help planning for the Sept. seattle meetup, much appreciated! Again sorry about the knot on your head! :)
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