Tacoma’s War Memorial Park

While on a recent hunt to find new and fantastic ways to take photos of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and the Olympic Mountains in the distance, I stumbled upon War Memorial Park in Tacoma. I’d often seen the narrow park and its two flag poles as a slice of it borders Jackson Street, which is…

Tacoma’s Wapato Park

Follow enough locals on Instagram and you are bound to see photos of Wapato Park. Some are of the Wapato Lake, some are of the historic pergola and some are of the long, narrow bridge running through a marsh. Needless to say, Wapato Park had been on my Tacoma bucket list for awhile, but between…

Scarecrow Festival

Hello gentle readers! It seems that I (Veronica) have stepped away from the blog and Craig has taken over, but that’s just because I’ve been a little burnt out with writing. See, I write daily at my job and while I love it, I’m not exactly in the mood to continue typing away when I get home….

Seattle’s Volunteer Park

What’s the best Seattle view that is free? I suppose many will say Kerry Park on Queen Anne, which is an iconic view of the skyline – but finding parking and dealing with the traffic headaches make it a tad annoying. Instead I give to you: The historic water tower at Volunteer Park. The tower,…

Tacoma’s Puget Creek Natural Area

Veronica and I found ourselves not traveling for once on a recent weekend so we decided to find a park to visit in town. The Puget Creek Natural Area is a gulch in North Tacoma, running from near Proctor Street to the waterfront and Ruston Way. There is a playground near the separate Puget Park…

Fort Steilacoom Park

What started as a search for ancient ruins ended with a peaceful stroll by a wooded lake. In between was a John Doe cemetery, a historic stone fence, a somewhat strenuous hike, a former farm and apple orchard, and stunning views of Mount Rainier. Ever since we moved to University Place in 2014, I’ve heard…