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First printing, then more cool art on the way out of town! TwispWorks is redeveloping a former USFS ranger station property into a center for art, education and entreprenurial activities. It is part of the Twisp Public Development Authority’s efforts … Continue reading

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RoadTrip 2012: Day 11

<<< previous day <<< Peaceful sleep, a wonderful breakfast with friends and the temptation of a hammock in their meadow, but I was compelled to get back on the road and head to Tacoma. The main, and I thought only, … Continue reading

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Museum of Glass

Visiting friends, mountain biking on the Umpqua River Trail, Powell’s… There were a few things that were on the “must-do” list for the road trip of 2012. The Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA was another one. I’d seen some … Continue reading

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Point Defiance Park

Point Defiance Park was another recommendation from the proud Tacoma native at the Karpeles Museum. It has some claim to fame as far as urban parks go, but that is escaping me at the moment. At 702 acres, it’s a … Continue reading

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W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory

One of the things the chatty staff person at the Karpeles Museum recommended visiting in Tacoma was the Arboretum, and it was just across the street, so I went over. Yes, definitely worth visiting! I didn’t have time to walk … Continue reading

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Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum

The main reason to visit Tacoma was to see the Museum of Glass, but I skimmed the section on the city in the AAA TourBook (yeah, I know, how old school) and noticed an entry for the Karpeles Manuscript Library … Continue reading

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Hot Shop

Hot Shop. Not Hot Box. Hot Shop. The working studio display area of the Museum of Glass. The space has a quasi-futuristic game show set sorta feel, complete with announcer describing what is happening in the work area. There’s a … Continue reading

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Kids Design Glass

Super fun stuff at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA! Kids create a design after a visit at the museum, and some of these designs are picked to be turned into works of glass. A bunch of them are on … Continue reading

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