Saturday, March 17, 2012

A Bit of Everything

This is a blog with a couple of different topics. Most of it is about a trip we had to make yesterday. Our dear daughter-in-law and son own property south of Seattle and we went down to have a look at it between renters. This gives us a chance to go south of Seattle. They used to live down there. Our Grandson lived there till he was almost 4 so there are tons of happy memories!! To get to their condo, you pass throught one of my favorite Washington towns. It reminds me a bit of New England! I hope you enjoy seeing a bit more of the lovely NW.

This is a variegated thrush. It is new to the feeder this year. I think it has beautiful colors!

We are still in the Tacoma area. This is the Narrows Bridge and a view from the little sea-food shack where we enjoy having lunch.

Great fried sea food- not gourmet but tasty!

This is looking out of the window of the restaurant. All the pilings had sea birds sitting on them.

Here is one of my favorite houses.

I love the house and look at the view from the front porch!!!

Here is the backyard. Because it is near the water, the plants are almost a month ahead of the ones in my yard!

Main Street of Steilacoom.

Here's my second favorite house in the little town. This type of house is very unusual in the Seattle area or at least the part I have seen.

This is definitely not pretty but it has fun memories! This is where we took Caleb for ice cream.

We spent many happy hours at the beach. A train track runs through it and Caleb called it the Choo-choo train beach. His third birthday party was held here.
Thanks for taking a look and have a very happy St. Patrick's Day. A nearby brewery has wonderful corned beef and cabbage plus great beer! That's where we are headed for dinner!


  1. Oh my what a great town. You are so right, it does remind one of a New England town. So delightful.

  2. Lovely pics! I really need to see this area!

  3. Hope you guys had a nice St. Patty's dinner! Hopefully the memories of Caleb have you looking forward to seeing him again soon!

  4. Such great photos, Barb. That town really is darling and is very "New Englandy" indeed :)

  5. What a great post! You will never believe this, but I have lived most of life in the Puget Sound (except for the last 2 years) and I have NEVER been to Steilacoom. Will definitely have to put it on my list for this summer's trip up north.

  6. Beautiful, beautiful Steilacoom!