Washington Journals

Day Trip Around Washington State

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A September 2006 trip to Washington by ak1

Tides Tavern Photo, More Photos
Quote: This was from my road trip to Ocean Shores and all of the stops in between.

Tides Tavern

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Restaurant

Tides Tavern Photo,
Quote:
The night before we made our trip to Ocean Shores we stopped in Gig Harbor for the evening. To our surprise we visited during another town festival. It seemed like everywhere we went that weekend we were there during their town celebration. Our mission this evening was to find dinner somewhere on the waterfront. We decided on the Tide’s Tavern. Their menu offered fish and chips, burgers, pizza and salads plus they had outdoor seating. Unfortunately we didn’t beat all of the other people who wanted to sit outdoors but we found a nice large window inside the restaurant to sit next to. Our waitress was very pleasant and let us know what this restaurant was know for which was their beer and their ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 27, 2006

Tides Tavern
2925 Harborview Dr.
Gig Harbor, Washington 98335
(253) 858-3982

Ocean Shores

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Attraction

Ocean Shores Photo, Ocean Shores, Washington
Quote:
We planned a day trip to Ocean Shores when we heard that our weather in town was going to be in the high 80s. Our logical assumption was that it should be nice at the ocean, since it was going to be warm where we live, which is only 2 hours away. The trip down to the ocean was beautiful: the sun was shining until we were 10 miles from the beach, when it turned to a hazy fog. We finally reached the beach and got out of the car to be misted on from the breeze of the ocean. We saw people huddled by the tall grass in the sand mounds, and we decided that looked like a nice place to shelter ourselves from the elements. This was definitely the best place on the beach that day. The sand was surprisi...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 21, 2006

Ocean Shores

Ocean Shores, Washington

Washington State Capitol Building (Legislative Building)

Attraction | "Washington State Capitol Building (Legislative Bui"

Washington State Capitol Building (Legislative Building) Photo, Olympia, Washington
Quote:
This was our second stop of the day on our road trip to Ocean Shores. I wanted to see the State Capital since it was a beautiful sunny day and we were passing right by it. To my amazement the capital was surrounded by gardens, statues and fountains; this is a very beautiful place to visit. My only memories of visiting the capital were from boring field trips that I had taken in grade school, this was nothing like what I had remembered. I loved seeing the old architecture of the building and all of the detailing. The wide steps up to the doorways were all granite along with the bottom portion of the building is granite also; the doors to the entry were very ornate with different northwest scenes hammer...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 22, 2006

Washington State Capitol Building (Legislative Building)
Along the shores of Capitol Lake
Olympia, Washington

Chihuly Bridge of Glass

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Attraction | "Bridge of Glass"

Dale Chihuly Art Glass Photo, Tacoma, Washington
Quote:
After having dinner in town we decided to walk over to the Museum of Glass although we knew it was closed. To our amazement the best part of the Museum was in the covered walkway outside of the Museum which is known as Chihuly Bridge of Glass. There were glass cases over us full of Dale Chihuly art glass. Further down this bridge there was even more Chihuly art glass behind a glass wall. There had been a Chihuly art show earlier that day and there was more glass was on display in a shop across from the Museum. Dale Chihuly is well known in the Northwest region because he grew up in Tacoma and studied glass blowing at the University of Washington. He received his Masters in Glassblowing from th...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 2, 2006

Chihuly Bridge of Glass
1911 Pacific Ave. & 1801 E. Dock St.
Tacoma, Washington

The Town of Westport

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Story/Tip

Pirate Ship at Westport Photo,
Quote:
Westport is known mainly as a fishing community. It is an ocean side community filled with antique stores, historic areas, quaint restaurants, and enjoyable little shops. There are lots of outdoorsy things to do here like: clam dig, scuba dive, whale watch, kite flying and bird watching. Westport was our third stop of the day because I wanted to see what this town had to offer. Our trip consisted of looking inside a few shops, looking at the outdoor exhibits at the Maritime Museum, and seeing the Pirate ship that was docked at Westport for their town festival. We decided this town didn’t have too much to offer or see besides the beachfront and the tallest Washington Coast Lighthouse.Pe...Read More