30 Jun 2017
Another trip back (part 2)
I spent quite a lot of time in Tacoma on my trip, so most of today's photos were taken there. First, here are some photos I took at Point Defiance Park.
There were raccoons beside the road, begging to be fed, as usual.
View from the point looking out at Puget Sound.
Gig Harbor and the Olympic Mountains.
At some points the trail atop the cliff is quite close to the edge.
Here are the Tacoma Narrows.
Tacoma Narrows bridge view from a neighborhood.
A better shot of the bridges.
A nice little mural in the Oakland/Madrona neighborhood.
Part of a mural there.
Boarded-up houses with "By Order of the City of Tacoma Do Not Occupy" signs are common.
You need to "Turn Wheels to Curb" so if your brakes fail the car doesn't roll down the hill.
Looking down 11th Street towards the Murray Morgan bridge.
Tacoma's Fire Station Number One.
The Rialto Theater on 9th Street.
Storm clouds brewing on the way to Olympia.
What's left of the unfinished Satsop Nuclear Power Plant.
Two cooling towers loom over pastoral farmland.
Foggy oceanside at Westport.
You can just make out the lighthouse through the fog and trees.
A view of Mount Saint Helens through the clouds driving south on I-5 back to Portland. I drove through an incredible thunderstorm, the biggest one Washington has seen in recent years. (For those in the eastern regions of the country, though, it would have been an average storm)