Monday, August 1, 2016

Touristy Monday

After a slow start and a 3 mi run, we found Tully's on Union St, and we lingered over morning coffee, because we could.  Then, we shifted gears and grabbed the Monorail for the Seattle Centere, and more specifically, the Space Needle.  It showcases phenomenal 360 degree views of the city, including a glimpse of snow-capped Mount Ranier.

Waiting our turn at the Space Needle afforded us the time to enjoy the Chihuly Garden and Glass grounds.  The light and color of the glass was inspiring.  From wiki: "Dale Chihuly was introduced to glass while studying interior design at the University of Washington. After graduating in 1965, Chihuly enrolled in the first glass program in the country, at the University of Wisconsin. He continued his studies at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where he later established the glass program and taught for more than a decade.  In 1968, after receiving a Fulbright Fellowship, he went to work at the Venini glass factory in Venice. There he observed the team approach to blowing glass, which is critical to the way he works today. With this international glass center, Chihuly has led the avant-garde in the development of glass as a fine art."

We enjoyed fish tacos, Pacificos, and Seattle Fudge...and each other.

Later, after a hotel respite, we walked north (uphill!) to Kerry Park and enjoyed a scenic view of the city and Mt. Rainier, and enjoyed a long walk, gawking at the beautiful, old homes on Queen Anne Boulevard.


  1. Nothing but fun when you hang with this girl!! Can't wait for tomorrow.

  2. Wow - Mt Rainier looks like it's floating! So cool. Love the posts!