After overpriced breakfast at the hotel, we hit the pool. Because when the girls see a pool is available, they become laser-focused on getting into that pool. So 30 minutes -- we were in and out.
Then we hopped into a cab and headed to Point Defiance Park to rent a boat and check out the area by sea. This was a brilliant idea. Though the morning was still gray and cloudy, we had so much fun tooling around and seeing the beautiful scenery.
|On the Boat and Hanging On! I Didn't Mean to Dress Them Alike|
|He's a Fisherman|
Once we were done being the professional boatmen that we are (not), we walked through lovely Point Defiance Park, through a flower park of roses and dahlias, spotting a doe and two fawns along the way.
|The Deer at Point Defiance Park|
Then another cab back to downtown Tacoma to walk along Pacific Ave by the UW-Tacoma campus. Not much to see, though frozen yogurt was found and devoured.
We heard a lot about the Museum of Glass -- so we went. There was time to spare. Glass art is a big thing here, mostly thanks to Dale Chihuly is a Tacoma guy.
In this dome, there's a pretty impressive glass studio with artists constantly churning out glass art pieces. And an MC narrating each step for the audience. There also a children's studio, but it was closed.
Days are long when they start at 7am!
After a quick rest at the hotel it was time for dinner at The Rock, a wood-fired pizza restaurant up the street. An excellent end to a great day all together.