I know you are tuning in with great anticipation from the previous post at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse to see what the big excitement the next day was. Well, this is…not it. Oh, don’t be a hater…it’s called blogging foreplay!
It was now Sunday, October 19th and we had 8 hours left to seize the day before heading home. Not only we would seize it but I would make sure it was captured forever in our memories. My aunt wanted this weekend to be completely me me me and while that was great there was something that I knew she really wanted to do. A self-guided tour of Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle, Washington located at the Seattle Center which has been open since 2012.
Dale Chihuly a is world-renowned artist unique to the art of glass-blowing. An American born citizen he studied overseas and honed his skills and today his highly acclaimed work can be found in exhibits around the world. In 1976 he was involved in a car accident that left him blind in one eye and a loss of depth perception. From there he mentored others to do the actual work for him.
Here is brief video demonstrating a bit of that art in the process of being created if you’ve never seen it…
Dale Chihuly was born in 1941 in Tacoma, Washington. I know, the pirate look rocks doesn’t it? I would not call him a pirate though because that injury costs him his love of being able to handle the glass blowing pipes.
We began the self-paced, $18.00/person tour and there are numerous plaques giving explanations for the various art work. It took us about an hour and a half total walking time.
I kept losing track of my aunt which I think equates to her intentionally ditching me for her own alone time. I was standing in front of this “Drawing Walls” plaque trying to take a picture and you see my flash rebound on the left side.
There was a tug on my arm which startled the bejesus out of me with a whispered question, “Did you read the sign?”
My ninja aunt had found me.
I answered in my ever frisky self mode, “I was trying to until you tugged on my arm.”
THUD!! I got a nice assertive elbow to the side of my ribcage. Ninja aunt with Batgirl reflexes.
She finished, “I meant the sign that says flashbulbs are prohibited in here smarty pants.”
It was great because I caught those two totally hot girls with their arms stretched out above their heads and snapped the photo.
It gets better….as in knock your socks off, blowing your skirt up better. If you aren’t wearing one…please do so before my next post.