Today, Saturday, was my last day in Seattle. My doubles partner, Susan Wright, her dad Enver Mehmedbasich and I decided to see the iconic Space Needle and the Chihuly Glass & Gardens. The Space Needle was built for the 1962 World’s Fair and it was hoped that the Space Needle would be to Seattle what the Eiffel Tower was to Paris. I think they weren’t too far off, but Seattle, nice as it is, is not Paris either.
We rode up and looked around at all the water sprinkled throughout the Seattle area. We saw a lot of amphibious planes flying around today. We saw the ferry that we took a few days ago to Bainbridge Island. Mt. Rainier was visible but we’d seen it all week from the Seattle Tennis Club. It’s the highest peak in the lower 48 states and is a volcano too.
We decided to have lunch at the restaurant there. It is a revolving restaurant, making one full revolution per hour. Being a weekend, brunch was served and we had a nice relaxed meal while enjoying the view.
After leaving the Space Needle, we went to the Chihuly Glass and Garden. It was really amazing and beautiful both inside and out and lighted inside so well. Susan and I took a lot of photos and Susan’s dad was a good sport about it all.
In case you were wondering, Mark Vines won the men’s 60s 61 76 over Toby Crabel, the tournament sponsor. Ross Persons placed third.
And that’s a wrap on the Seattle trip. Next up, NYC for the Open and some sight seeing next weekend.