Crescent Creek Park stands out as one of Gig Harbor’s coolest parks for its fenced-in tot lot, unique site history and hippy-era art climbing sculpture.
There more than three great playgrounds locally, but today I’m taking a look at the three best ones for …. big kids, kids who like extras, and kids who like to be at the most popular spot! Read on to see which parks made the cut.
This blog began in the lovely San Luis Obispo County, California where we lived for a long time before moving to Washington in 2020.
Clay babies are rare rock formations shaped like cloud animals, found among Fox Island’s pebbly shorelines. Here’s how to spot ’em!
It started with a question, as so many stories do, when one year ago I asked the internet what this little boarded-up building at Fox Island’s Bella Bella Beach was about.
Turns out, others also wondered. Because now the Mystery at the DeMolay Sandspit Part I is my #1 most popular post on the blog! Here’s the next chapter.
A joyful playground just 10 steps from the merchant tents, soft chewy cookies the size of your face, and a snazzy indoor market component are just some of the things that make the popular Puyallup Farmers’ Market extra family-friendly every Saturday from April to October at Pioneer Park.
And this is coming from someone who isn’t even a farmers’ market person!!
I know! I’m terrible! But, hear me out. Because this particular farmers market, with its chatty/helpful community vibe, is conjuring up a major change of heart for this Washington newbie.
Here are some things to do with kids in Gig Harbor Washington and beyond that have made it to Instagram but not the blog just yet. I cross-post these quick hits from time to time to remind myself to get movin’ on some new posts here (ha) and also to help get the info out faster! Enjoy!
Our trip to the newly reopened Owen Beach this summer got me majorly hooked on the history of Point Defiance, Tacoma’s massive urban park where the beach resides.
So here are some details that help shape the backstory of Point Defiance Park for my own sense of place. You’ll learn why Point Defiance Park is the way it is, what attractions came and went there, and what remains even still.
It’s officially the first day of fall and I’m already feeling the pull to explore every outdoor inch of Pierce County before I have to layer up in 15 jackets just to leave the house again.
So I made the following Point Defiance Park Bucket List to help encourage me to get out there.
Pioneer Park’s “Fat Tire #7” recycled steel sculpture of a bicycle in motion by the talented Lance Carleton is indeed designed for climbing – something the late Washington artist intended and even encouraged 🙂