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….

An impromptu tour of Tacoma’s First Presbyterian

Tacoma First Presbyterian church has been a beacon of light to the community both literally and figuratively for nearly a hundred years. The church, which was built in 1923 and finished in 1925, features a 160-foot tall tower that was used by incoming freighter ships to guide them into the Port of Tacoma nearby. While…

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,…

Driving an electric car

In the three months I’ve owned an electric car I’ve received a variety of questions. How far does it go? Is it on? How do you shift? Does it have any leg room? How do you fit in it? How does it work? How fast does it go? How smug are you about saving the…

My 2016 garden

The three things I’m taking away from my 2016 garden experience: Wait until May to buy dirt. We bought a 50-50 mix of dirt and compost in late April and you can tell it was the first mix they did. It turned out to be full of glass, garbage and other rip rap. Not ideal…

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…