Garden Club Enjoys Urban Excursion
Thanks to Dot Vandaveer for recounting the Garden Club’s Recent Trip…
At the dawning of the morning on September 18, 2018, sixteen persons assembled at the San Juan Community Theater parking lot to board two vehicles that would take them on an adventure that had not been previously experienced by the San Juan Island Garden Club members and friends.
We were launched on our way to see the Amazon Spheres and then experience the Dale Chihuly Garden Exhibit at the Seattle Center (and for the most adventurous, the Space Needle). Then, some confusion about where to park in downtown Seattle.
Amy Draves, who calls Friday Harbor her home town, coordinated our access to the Amazon Spheres. She was accompanied by two other Amazon employees, since security at The Spheres only allows each employee to check in six guests at a time. The guests then were escorted in groups of six to the Spheres. The guests were given license to roam as long as they stayed with the guide. The tour of the canopy level is just fabulous! We all had a wonderful tour of the facility and Amy clocked the attendees out “six at a time”. Thank you, Amy!!
It was about 1 PM, and in keeping with our itinerary, we boarded the monorail to Seattle Center. What fun! Just reminding ourselves that the monorail was constructed as part of the World’s Fair exposition in 1962.
Upon arriving at Seattle Center, we had the Chihuly Garden/Space Needle option. Most of the attendees chose to participate in the Chihuly Garden. For those who chose to do the Space Needle, Mt. Rainer was standing tall in all her beauty. The Chihuly exhibit is breathtaking in every aspect. It was all enchanting and wonderful.
After a very challenging and beautiful day we arrived home right on schedule. A special thank you to the drivers for the day Ken and Suzy and exceptional guide Amy. We look forward to the next adventure!