Sunday, October 12, 2008


Ian was excited to show Dave his dinosaurs. We spent most of the day with Marie and the kids. I'm having trouble uploading photos so I'll add more later.

We went to Wright park in Tacoma to the arboretum there. It was pretty but a lot smaller than we expected. More pictures soon.

There were some squirrels that got very brave and came around looking for food. Marie decided to give one a rice cracker. He proceeded to eat it really close by and when he was done with it he came around again so we recorded it. This time Dave gave it to him.


We stayed at the Swantown Inn B&B overnight. It is a lovely old house. The owners are friendly and interesting people. Our room was cozy and welcoming.

The B&B is within walking distance of the Fish Tale Brew Pub where we had a delicious dinner. I had the Cod tacos and Dave had the Salmon Fish and Chips. We also shared a smoked salmon platter that came with dill cream cheese. It is surprisingly great food for a pub! Great beer too and we tried the pear cider. We walked to the pub from the B&B so we got a bit of a sense of what the city was like.

In the morning we went to the farmer's market where we found a bakery that makes spelt bread and cookies. We also tried the coffee of a local roasting company. We spent some time walking around the park by the capitol building before getting back in the car to head north.