Sunday, January 19, 2014

Visit from Tanya

My friend Tanya from New York came out to visit last week. I love visitors! We had a lot of fun (and did a lot). I'll try my best to see if I can recount it all!

First, we had a glassblowing lesson. We made a lot of great things with our teacher, Austin.



Tanya made a purple bowl, a set of purple glasses, a reactive (shiny gold) glass and a large vase:


Tanya tried out the Dremel and signed her work.


What's better than one purple/pink glass? A set of pink/purple glasses!

 And she used the Dremel to draw a heart on this glass. Pretty cool idea!

 And the coup de grĂ¢ce, this awesome vase: 
 It kind of looks like a Chihuly Sea Life Vase, doesn't it? She's quite talented! 


 I made a red ornament: 


a seafoam-green drinking glass (that I've been drinking out of a lot, it's the perfect size):






and this reactive gold vase with an orange wrap:




We went on the Ride the Ducks tour:

A view of the Space Needle and the EMP from the Duck.

And a house boat on Lake Union:  

Having fun & trying to keep warm! 

And the most famous houseboat of all, the houseboat from Sleepless in Seattle! 



We went to Pike Place Market, the original Starbucks, Kerry Park, Meredith Grey's house on the TV show Grey's Anatomy. We went to an improv show at the Pike Place Market Theater. Which, of course, meant photos in front of the gum wall (don't worry, we didn't contribute!) 

We tasted wine (twice) and tasted plenty of other delicious beverages at various happy hours.

We went on the Underground/Underworld tour and the Great Wheel.

Views from the Great Wheel: 
12th Man

And a ferry boat on the bay: 




And exited through the Fisherman's Wharf. 


And, best of all, we went to at least four different bakeries. For, you know, research. Phew! That was a lot to fit into 3 days! And a lot to eat! 

Right now, our next planned visitor is my parents in the spring. I've got a lot of planning to do!

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