Day Tripping in Tacoma

March 9, 2011

Chihuly Bridge of Glass, Tacoma

Seattle and Tacoma are just 32 miles apart, but I have spent very little time getting to know my neighboring city.  So after seeing the Norman Rockwell exhibit at the Tacoma Art Museum with my friend, Carol, we decided to explore a bit before returning home.  We admired Dale Chihuly’s glass sculptures along the Chihuly Bridge of Glass, picnicked at Point Defiance Park, enjoyed Puget Sound views from the Five-Mile Driving loop, and were entranced by the animals at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium.  Here are some photos of our adventures:

The Chihuly Bridge of Glass gives new positive meaning to the term "glass ceiling"

Pagoda roof at Point Defiance Park

Racoon along Five-Mile Drive, Point Defiance Park

Beggar racoon

Mountaineer Tree, a grand Douglas Fir more than 450 years old

Spectacular display by a resident peacock, Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium

Huge walrus making eyes at a zoo visitor

Inches apart through glass, walrus and friend

Sumatran Tiger cubs, born last May

2 Responses to “Day Tripping in Tacoma”

  1. Julia Says:

    Great picks! I love the glass museum in Tacoma, its a fun little town to explore =)

  2. Carol Says:

    What wonderful photos! Having an outing with you is like taking along a private photo journalist. Thanks for the memories.

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