On the beach, we looked for beach glass for Mel's collection. Nice lighthouse!
Mel also took me on a nice hike up the Snoqualamie River to a set of water falls.
Here we are at the upper falls.
The highlight of my trip was a visit to the Museum of Glass in Tacoma. The foot bridge from the downtown area over the freeway and railroad tracks is called the Bridge of Glass. There are two of these huge turquoise blown glass towers on the bridge. (This picture is actually sideways -- I couldn't get it to rotate)
The Museum of Glass (which is free by the way) was featuring an exhibit of glass art from Murano, Italy -- some of the most amazing pieces I have ever seen. (No pictures allowed.) We also spent a couple hours in the glass blowing workshop auditorium. You sit or walk around above the glass workers. There were 3 teams of glass blowers when we were there, blowing glass and shaping sculptures. It was fascinating. The auditorium floor has kilns and ovens with vats of molten glass at 2300 degrees. A visit to this museum is a must.