Thursday, June 30, 2016

Seattle, yet again.

Seattle is always a great place to visit.  Every time I travel to there, I enjoy something new.

Chihuly Garden and Glass museum near the Space Needle is wonderland of glass sculptures.

From the Space Needle, lucky sunny day gave some great views of town.

Had a great find for lunch while in Kirkland, DERU Market.  Everything was delicious.

I found an awesome trendy restaurant in downtown Seattle, called Purple Cafe & Wine Bar.  The waiter even provided me with a customized wine flight based on my dinner choices.

I made my way to the Everett  Marina while I was in the general area visiting Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour.  Unless you are coming out for a picnic, the marina doesn't have too much going on for a tourist visit.

View from roof of Future of Flight center.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Philbrook Museum in Tulsa, OK, surprizing find

A great find in Tulsa, OK is the Philbrook Museum.  (Other points of interest can be found previously here.)  There's actually two campuses.  The historic location is in the old Philbrook mansion in a posh neighborhood.   The other campus is downtown.  There's a pass that allows you to see both within a couple of days of each other.

There is a lot of art of various types throughout the museum, from many periods and styles, ranging from Native American, African, antiquities, and contemporary.  There's even a Picasso. I took a few photos, but I'll limit what I post here to avoid spoiling it for anyone else that finds there way here.

The Philbrook Gardens at the mansion are beautiful.  I was lucky enough to visit on a gorgeous day.


Saturday, June 11, 2016


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Chautauqua hiking trail

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I found the center of the universe and stood on (not in) it, plus other points of interest in an interesting place

I found the midpoint of the famous Route 66.  It's in Tulsa, OK.  I'm not sure what qualifies this at the midpoint, but yet, here it is.

I've also found the center of the universe and stood on (not in) it.  Yup, it's also in Tulsa, OK.  Imagine the coincidence of that!
Why is this spot the center of the universe?  It's an over-exuberant name for something that's somewhat surprizing, yet fairly mundane.

If you do a search online, you'll find that open mic nights are extremely common in Tulsa, OK.  I cannot speak to the quality of these amateurs shows, however.  I was fairly disappointed.  Maybe too many places are offering venues every night for such a small city?

Here's the downtown.

Tulsa is also the home to the Tulsa Air and Space Museum.  This museum is loaded up to the ceiling with artifacts of aviation history.

Then, if you look hard enough, you'll find this guy, the Golden Driller.

There's one other place I visited while in town on my free time.  It deserves an article of its own.