Aaron and I were so blessed this weekend with a short trip to the Oregon Coast. Jim, dentist Aaron works for, and his wife Debbie, paid for all of his employees, their spouses, and children’s rooms, some meals, and fun. I think my favorite parts of the trip were the glass blowing studio, where we made our own floats, and the campfire last night on the beach. It was a great time with new faces and a relaxing time for Aaron and me. Here are a few pictures!Guess who? This was early Saturday morning looking out of our room. Unfortunately, you can’t see the ocean but it is there.
Aaron at the glass factory working on his float. He’s standing next to the cooler furnace. It’s only 2,100 degree F.
Part of our group. Watching the process and waiting for our turns.
This is a float going into a 3,000 degree F furnace. I was truly taken aback by the amount of heat those furnaces released. It was staggering.
Here is Jim’s bowl, right after it was removed from the metal rod.
My Float. The really amazing thing is that our air is sealed inside our floats forever :-)
The view out from our room this morning.
And my favorite part of vacation… Brining souvenirs home to the kids and watching them light up knowing that we are back.