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The Museum of Glass in Tacoma (lots of Chihuly work - this is a glass bridge by him)


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Lots of trains too


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Tacoma's Union Station now also a US Federal Courthouse - here Brad gives the building a thumbs up
Union


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Pretty Chihuly glass on the bridge o' glass


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Brad sets the gorillapod on the bridge o' glass


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And runs with the timer on


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The interstate runs right under the bridge of glass (although it would be neater if it really WAS a bridge of glass


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Giant cone-like structure on the museum o' glass


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More bridge glass (these were in small compartments)


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Along the back of the museum there were various sculptures and pools (you shouldn't throw coins into those)


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Alison and Joshua descend along the ramp build just for this purpose!


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Glass (?) birds reflecting in a pool


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Them are ducks


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Wow...electronically armed and monitored...lets just leave the area now so we don't get killed...


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There were a series of cylinders with water running down and glass/metal coverings with which I made Brad pose


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Daniel walks back up along a stairway with cone in the background


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Brad and Steve (of Melissa and Steve who were also visiting Seattle)


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Majestic cone in blue


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More glass on da bridge


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...electronically armed and monitored still...Daniel and Alison chat


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Reflections from the glass covering the celing holding glass pieces above it on the bridge of glass (this photo shot using glass lenses)


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I thought the past was the past...so confusing...


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Happy tourists walking down the big hill towards the bridge/museum - Tacoma is quite hilly


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Random Ram


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Brad, Daniel, myself, Melissa, and Steve departed to visit that darned Mountain in all the photos above - Mount Rainier


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Barren wasteland...no wait that's just the stream/runoff from the mountain


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As always pretty woods in WA


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Steve has an encounter with some higher power


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Be careful little people - it's not safe to be down there!


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Steve and Melissa (our friends from Indianapolis)


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Brad illustrates the tree


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Fern illustrates the tree


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Melissa and Daniel


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Mountain and stream


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I think Brad was bored so he tried to sacrifice his old camera to fate and failed


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Nice stream and mountain scene


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I was reluctant to cross the smaller streams but to get a shot of the mountain one had to travel further so the risk I did take!


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Jay, Daniel, Melissa, Steve, and Brad with Mt. Rainier


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Daniel crosses the perilous log to get to the streambed


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Good thing he left his shoes behind


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Cell...phone...must...capture...majestic...scenery....no signal...


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Melissa and Steve with the mountain


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People look down (on Christine Falls I think) at Mt. Rainier National Park


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Our federal government is keeping a bucket or rusty nails around just in case anybody gets out of line...


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Tiny side-fall


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Steve and Melissa in front of Christine Falls I believe


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Nicotine falls...so sad people throw trash everywhere!


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Daniel and Melissa hiking back up the trail parallel to the falls - a bit wet!


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Celebrating their hike completion


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Trail from above


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Brad used his old Canon Powershot G10 (bleagh!)


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Time for lunch - this squirrel had the right idea!


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Fine organic produce from Pike Place Market


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After lunch activities include paddy-cake!


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We reached the visitor's center and went on a hike to...another waterfall!


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Silly people using the markers as walking sticks...people will be off trail forever now!


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There was snow even in early July (and a lot of it) but it had melted significantly as you could tell from the dirt/residue on the top


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National Park Service mini-flag


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The waterfall...


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It's so sad you never see any gay couple graffiti - maybe Mike and Sam were boyfriends


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Water flows down hill


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Long exposure waterfall and tree limb


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This was about the only part of the trail that WASN'T covered by snow (imagine that fun drop off to the left without a nice trail...whee)


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Very nice (and new) visitor's center


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How did I miss seeing all these LEDs embedded in the side of the mountain?


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Rainier's Angels


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It's a mini - where is Austin Powers hiding?


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Then back down the mountain again

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