Monthly Archives: November 2016

Glass Blowing Experience

Come have a Glass Blowing Experience with us!  We will pick you up at your hotel and take you to a glass blowing facility in Seattle where you’ll make your own glass blown piece. This is a private tour, no waiting for your turn. Here, you get some information about glass blowing before actually getting to it.  Start with choosing your item to make:  A bowl, pumpkin, glass float, or paperweight, and you choose your own colors.

This hands on activity is a favorite in Seattle, where the glass blowing experience is not too common but glass blowing companies abound.  Come make your personal item on our tour, and have a memory you’ll love sharing!  Visit our website at cherylsnorthwesttours.com for booking.

After the glass blowing experience we headed over to Theo’s chocolates where they have free samples, and while in Fremont, we provided a drive-by art tour seeing a variety of art pieces, including Waiting for the Interurban, the Troll, the Missile, Vladamir Lennon, three billy goats gruff, and others.

Then back to the hotel we went, and because the glass is so hot still, we will get our works of art tomorrow.  You can personally pick it up, or we will have it shipped to your home.  Come have some fun with us.

paperweight

paperweight

getting glass

getting glass

glass bowl

blowing glass bowl

green pendant

green pendant

glass bowl

glass bowl

Suquamish Indians-Chief Seattle

We respect the Indians in Seattle and we recently  visited the Suquamish Indian Reservation. Not from India, our local Native Americans have been here over 10,000 years.

Our Indians in Seattle are both in Seattle and all across Washington State.  We crossed Puget Sound and drove across Bainbridge Island to the Kitsap Peninsula.  Our private tour with only 2 guests made for a great day, even with the fog so thick across Puget Sound you could see nothing!  Luckily the fog cleared during the day for some great photos on the ferry ride back.

Chief Seattle’s Grave is in a small cemetery facing Puget Sound to the East.  The small church graveyard has been here a long time, and is inviting to see the Chief’s grave.  Daughter Mary is also buried here, and we had time to visit and contemplate.

The Suquamish Museum too is small, but they have created an amazing huge package of history in this small space.  Our docent lead tour was great, and Jillian, one of the local Indians in Seattle, did an outstanding job sharing each exhibit. She even shared some photos on her phone with her fishing, clamming, and in beautiful Native attire.

Lunch at the Clear Water Casino was sumptuous.  Everything was fresh, full of flavor, and we savored every morsel, where the buffet was a delight for our visual sensors and taste buds.  Suquamish means ‘place of clear water’, so the Clear Water Casino is an appropriate name.  We stopped at Kiana Lodge and the beach, where the water was so clear, and seashells of clams, snails, and oysters covered the beach.

Ferry ride

Ferry ride

Quiet Cottage

Kiana cottage