On 6 May 2013 I had the Great Opportunity to meet with Robin Twyman, Consul (Business and Government Affairs) UK Government Office, Seattle, WA. The meeting took place on the 41st floor overlooking the western views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountain range. If that wasn't enough it was the sunniest and warmest day of the year. I briefed Consul Twyman on our Memorial Project, its importance in our joint histories, its way to honor our shared heroes and its path to secure remembrance for future generations. He stated, "I am very interested in this project which celebrates Britain's long and prosperous relationship with Puget Sound and I want to be kept informed of its progress." Consul Twyman accepted my invitation to join us at the Dedication Day.
On 8 May 2013 I spoke at the Monthly Meeting of the Tacoma Waterfront Assn. The venue was at the prestigious Tacoma Museum of Glass.
The talk was well received by many and I ran into an old friend who I knew and worked with in the 70-80's.
The Tacoma Waterfront Assn is made up of many businesses who promote activities along the Tacoma shoreline. They have recently obtained permission to have a seaplane dock on the Foss Waterway which will allow commercial and private sea planes to land. The TWA has become a great friend of the Puget Memorial Project.
On 11 May 2013 another friend of the Project re-opened their doors to the public after a year and a half renovation: The Foss Waterway Seaport Museum. I visited it and the new Glass Frontage is spectacular. I'm told at night it is spectacular.
|Woody with Chris Craft in Tow|
|Wow rear view of Chris Craft.|
I spent an hour poking my nose around and ran into some TWA folks I knew. Joseph Govednik who is in charge of Exhibitions has done a beautiful job with the set-up. The old warehouse is huge and capable of expansion. I visualized Peter Puget Exploration as being next year's new exhibit. This Museum is accessible by boat and within walking distance to the Museum of Glass. You should make it a destination.