28.08.2014 - 28.08.2014
Went to get a closer look at the Space Needle. Didn't go up it, however went next door to the Chihuly Garden & Glass Exhibition. Dale Chihuly is a famous American glass artist that makes huge glass sculptures for displays all around the world. It was amazing & very beautiful. Inside the exhibition they have different themes in all the rooms, then the outside garden has the glass sculptures integrated within the garden. Planned to come back at night to see them lit up, but plans changed.
Ceiling decorations & a boat full!
Visited Bill & Melanie Gates Foundation Visitor Centre. Displays history & objectives of the Foundation. Very inspiring.
Caught bus to Ballard, outer suburb just south of the city. Went to the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks & watched boats entering & exiting the locks from the higher Union Lake to the lower Pugent Sound. Craig was facinated! There's also a man made fish ladder to protect the salmon in the water ways, with an underwater observatory.
Called in to Dahlia Bakery to try famous chef, Tom Douglas' renowned Triple Coconut Cream Pie. Pretty good!
While returning on the bus, saw several Couger fans on their way to a game. Decided to make our way to the Century Link Field stadium & see if we could get some tickets to the College Football game, Washington State Uni (Cougers) V Rutgers. No problem! $24 ea, pretty high up but still reasonable view. Plenty of seats available & just before half time, a supervisor came & offered heaps of general admission tickets to move us closer to the action. Sat just behind the band. Good fun & heaps of atmosphere with all the fanfare.