Say you decide to visit the Pacific Northwest. Say you find yourself in Seattle, Washington. Say you find yourself with a full afternoon to explore the bustling city. Where might you visit? What might you do?
Many folks head straight for the Space Needle. You could travel up-up-and-away if you like, marveling at the view from the Observation Deck. Oooh and ahhh about the city. Pretend you’re an eagle with an eagle’s eye view of the Puget Sound, deep evergreen forests, tall skyscrapers, the majestic Mount Rainier.
Or you could opt to stay with sturdy feet on the earth, avoiding the long Space Needle lines. You might choose to buy tickets to Chihuly Garden and Glass and admire Dale Chihuly’s inspired and amazing glass creations.
Which is what my daughter and I decided to do last week during our girl’s road trip in the Pacific Northwest.
We drove up from Portland, Oregon, where she lives with her fiance and two cats.
She gifted me this trip last summer on my 60th birthday, and we’ve spent the entire year planning it. (We traveled to Europe after she graduated from college, so it looks like we’re even now.)
Aren’t these glass creations gorgeous?
Can you imagine the talent and dedication it takes to create these beauties?
After you walk in the darkened museum rooms, you stroll through an atrium to the gardens outside.
Glass sculptures nestle among beautiful flowers.
It feels like one could wander inspired through the gardens for most of the afternoon.
However, we just kept taking photos of the beauty, delighted that we had the opportunity and leisure to explore.
Just wanted to share a few pictures from our first day in Seattle. From there we traveled to Vancouver, British Columbia, and San Juan Island off the coast of Washington. It was a trip of a lifetime!