Tag Archives: Point Defiance

Narrows Bridge

This is the bridge that replaced “galloping Gertie“, the bridge across the Tacoma Narrows that swayed, bucked and then collapsed in the famous 1940 film.  Actually, it’s now two bridges as another entire bridge was built recently so now there … Continue reading

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What’s Cooking?

Yesterday was one of Fort Nisqually’s now annual events.  “What’s Cooking” is a period cooking contest.  Prizes are awarded for the greatest effort toward historical authenticity, most creative story, and the best use of the Fort’s garden produce. Grand prizes … Continue reading

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The Lodge

I missed the Urban Sketchers Tacoma monthly outing so I could attend the Fort Nisqually  volunteer training this morning.  I left early enough to do a sketch before it started. This is the Lodge, the oldest standing building in Point … Continue reading

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Owen Beach

I left extra early my volunteer shift at Fort Nisqually so I could stop inside Point Defiance park to do a sketch.  Since the weather was clearing, I drove down the hill to Owen Beach.  I’d not been there before.  … Continue reading

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Otters!

I went to the Point Defiance Park Zoo yesterday to see the otters.  This past weekend had been a special Otter day at the Zoo.  One of the otters is famous for stacking cups.  Unfortunately, I didn’t get to see … Continue reading

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