Travel: Seattle

Hi Everyone! Lauren is back, and so am I!

The only place we traveled to recently is Seattle. I have been there before but this time we saw totally different things.

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We were lucky to dodge rain drops so I got some good photos. I love Seattle when it’s not raining! This time we stayed at the luxury boutique hotel called the Hotel Ballard. My college roommate lives in Ballard so we got to see her charming neighborhood. I highly recommend the hotel. It’s new and very beautiful. Ballard has great restaurants, shops, a beautiful garden and the locks where you watch boats go through them after changing water levels. You can also see salmon jumping there.

Our favorite place was the Chihuly Museum right next to the space needle which I also love. For those of you who don’t know who Chihuly is, he’s known for his Fabulous Glass structures! I had seen his traveling exhibit in San Francisco, his glass ceiling in the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas and his work in Palm Desert. This is his Mecca though. The museum in Seattle has the ultimate collection inside and out. If you’ve never been there don’t miss it. Here are some photos of Seattle and some from the Chihuly museum.

What’s your favorite place to visit in Seattle?

*This blog post and pictures by Margie Dingfelder


Travel: Palm Springs Air Museum

This week we are off to visit the Palm Springs Air Museum. Enjoy!

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“These are all photos from inside the Palm Springs Air Museum. I was very impressed by the up close and personal experiences you can have here with these very famous fighter planes from World War II and Vietnam. We know the pilot of one of the fighter planes and they had models of the famous battleships and one like my father-in-law was on.
After reading Unbroken that is now a movie, it was interesting to learn more about what happened then.

They even had photos of the Bunker Hill where my father-in-law got the silver star for saving men from a fire that ensued after the battleship was attacked.

They also had an Ansel Adams photography exhibit of the photos of the Japanese internment camps. Someone was also doing paintings from the photographs. It’s truly unbelievable that this happened in our country!”

If you are ever in the Palm Springs area…I highly recommend you check this museum out. Cost of admission is $16.00.

Blog Post and Photographs by Margie Dingfelder