Tag: Tacoma

Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, and a Blast from the Past at the Rose Garden

Last week after having been being cooped up for days – first by smoke from wildfires, then by the heavy rain which followed – we were desperate to get out. So despite the rain we drove south to Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in… Continue Reading “Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, and a Blast from the Past at the Rose Garden”

Chihuly Bridge of Glass and Union Station

Wow, who knew??   Yesterday we went to the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma, but I’ll save that museum for another post.  Because right next door were beautiful works of Chihuly glass and I’d like to share that with you first. The pedestrian… Continue Reading “Chihuly Bridge of Glass and Union Station”

A Visit to Point Defiance on a March Summer Day

We looked for someplace new to enjoy the warmest day of the year to date – temperatures in the mid 70’s and it’s still winter!  We didn’t have to look far;  Point Defiance Park just 30 miles south in Tacoma, fit the bill. At… Continue Reading “A Visit to Point Defiance on a March Summer Day”

Discovering Chambers Bay

Chambers Bay brings to mind the US Open Golf Tournament – at least to us locally – which was played there in 2015.  I’m not much of a golfer but my husband is so we watched the TV coverage of the event.  I remember… Continue Reading “Discovering Chambers Bay”

Rainy Days and Bridges

If you had reason to cross the Tacoma Narrows Bridge on a dreary, rainy Monday as we did today, this would be your view. I decided to make it into something more sunny and cheerful. Fortunately these bridges didn’t let us down despite the… Continue Reading “Rainy Days and Bridges”

Trek to Tacoma and Ruston Way

Okay, so full disclosure here:  I am a native Seattleite through and through and very loyal.  When I grew up here you only passed through Tacoma on the way to somewhere else (usually to grandma’s house) and you did it quickly while holding your… Continue Reading “Trek to Tacoma and Ruston Way”

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