As I mentioned in my last post, my family took a day trip last week to Tacoma to visit the art museum, history museum, and glass museum. Every third Thursday, admission to all three museums is free, and even better, all three are within walking distance of each other.
We started our visit at the Washington State History Museum, which is a really neat museum for those who like history, and even for those who don't...there's something for everyone. When we went last month, they had a neat antique motorcycle exhibit that featured one of Steve McQueen's motorcycles (and another that was the same style he rode in The Great Escape). That was cool. This time, it was closed, but it was still fun to wander the museum.
Right outside the history museum is a little courtyard with possibly the world's most adorable coffee shop (I am definitely going to have to stop in there next time!), and on the other side is the historic Union Station, which has been turned into a court house. Apparently, the building was designed by my godmother's grandfather. It's a gorgeous building, and it's lovely inside too, featuring several glass art pieces by Chihuly. It was closed by the time we made it over there, so we couldn't go in, but hopefully another time!
After we finished at the history museum, we wandered across the glass bridge (which has many interesting glass pieces all along its length) to the glass museum. It's a very interesting building, and a nice juxtaposition of modern and old-fashioned architecture. The museum itself is not very big, but what's cool about it is that it features a "hot shop"--which is right inside that cone--where you can go in and watch the artists at work. It is very warm in there, but worth it!
We finished up at the art museum, where I didn't take any pictures (I know, I'm sorry!) because there was no air conditioning and we ended up really rushing through the museum because it was very warm. I probably would have rather stayed in the glass museum's hot shop than in the crowded, hot art museum!
The day was ended at the Spaghetti Factory, with a heaping plate of noodles topped with browned butter and mizithra cheese. So good. All in all, a wonderfully blessed day.
I hope you all enjoyed this peek into our trip to the museums!
Have a wonderful weekend!