Wolf Haven - NW Trek - Tacoma Glass

May 16-17, 2007

Don Morehead was our bus driver. We had a small ridership which was really a pleasure as everyone could visit together.

We traveled I-5 north to the Tenino exit in Washington where we visited Wolf Haven International, a sanctuary for captive-born wolves, an education program, a restoration program and a conservation program for wild wolves. Rick provided us with lots of information on wolves. We had a very informative tour. Most of the wolves stayed out of view until we would move on to the next area. So we stayed behind for pictures.

We scattered around the grounds for our sack lunch, and then rode the back roads north to Northwest Trek, a delightful park for animals of the Northwest. Many animals roam free on the acreage. We rode the train to see them. For some riders it was the first visit. Rick led us around to see many of the animals. After the visit we drove on to La Quinta Inn for our night's lodging.

Day 2: After loading the bus, we tried to visit the retail outlet for Brown and Haley (Almond Roca). The store didn't open early so we drove around the town area to see some landmarks before unloading riders at the Union Station to start viewing Chihuly art pieces, crossing the bridge of Chihuly glass and regrouping at the Glass Museum for a tour. We lunched at the Tacoma Mall before heading south on I-5 for home. It was a great trip, enjoyed by all.

Riders were: Tom Adamcyk, Rick Ahrens, Barbara Beard, Paul Beard, Paula Beard, Dick Bentsen, Mary Bentsen, Sharon Cutsforth, Jim Duncan, Sharon Duncan, Patricia Esch, Rachele Fiszman, Dora Harris, Suzy Hess, Rosella Jones, John McManigal, Lenore McManigal, Barbara Payne, Don Payne, Liz Reanier and Julie Snell.

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