Tacoma

Mountain, City, Sea, and Save in the Tacoma Area

“It’s weird. I thought it was supposed to always rain in the Pacific Northwest? But it hasn’t really rained since I moved to Tacoma,” I asked an acquaintance a few weeks after moving to the city thirteen-years ago. “Shhhhhh, don’t tell anyone,” he responded. “It’s our secret.” I was captivated by Tacoma. It was really …

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Finding Picasso, Elvis’s Dressing Room, and Monkeyshines in Tacoma, Wa.

Tacoma has moxie. It’s the scrappy little brother to Seattle. Tacoma is responsible for a great many things that Seattle somehow managed to claim as its own. Nirvana’s first show as Nirvana happened in Tacoma. Tacoma also dominates the Glass Art Scene and has produced some of the finest glassblowers in the world. Tacoma’s large enough …

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Visit the Lemay – America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington

“I got a sixty-nine Chevy with a 396, fuelie heads and a Hurst on the floor, she’s waiting tonight down in the parking lot, Outside the Seven-Eleven store,” Bruce Springsteen, Racing in the street. It’s impressive how cars are intertwined in our lives. Our Favorite songs are about them. We decorate them to celebrate marriages. …

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Learn the past to Improve the Future at the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma, Washington

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” stated Philosopher George Santayana. You hear it from time to time being thrown around, but I prefer reversing it. Perhaps something like, “those who can remember the past are destined to improve the future.” It has a much more positive and inspiring feel to …

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