Archive for August, 2008

Beautiful Tacoma and Beyond: What are your favorite places?

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Where does your family head on a beautiful summer afternoon?  Do you visit a favorite Tacoma Playground, play in the sand at Owen beach?  Maybe you take a trip across the Narrows to get away, or North to Browns Point or Federal Way.  Do you have any favorite family camping spots that you return to each year?  A scenic weekend get away? A kid friendly hotel?  Please share your favorite spots to enjoy the outdoors with your family.  

Tacoma’s Beauty

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

It seems that lately when we talk about the environment it is a discussion that evokes a feeling of doom.  While the challenges that we face are legitamate corncerns that do require our imediate attention, it is important to remember what it is that we are trying to protect. In the great North West, we are blessed many times over with abundant beauty.  Here in Tacoma, we have Mount Raineer, Olympic National Park, and the Washington Coast all within our reach.  While our children may inherit the burdens of our generation, they will also inherit tremendous beauty and resources.  This month, lets focus on experiencing the beauty in our backyard and grow our appreciation with our families. If we teach appreciation, our children’s generation is less likely to make the same mistakes ours has.   In our family, when we enjoy the outdoors, we are always looking for the next best thing.  Sometimes this leads us to finding a new jewel, and sometimes we would have been better off with an old favorite.  To me,  Point Defiance is that old favorite that is often under appreciated.  It is much more then a “park”.  Here we find 702 acres to explore.  It is all in our city and minutes from home.  When you really think about how fortunate me are to have this treasure, it seems silly that we do not honor it more. I hope to see many of you this will month at Point Defiance.Hare & Hare report to park commissioners - 1911