Archive for July, 2013

Trip to Vashon Island
/ July 13, 2013 11:11 pm

Trip to Vashon Island

Following an afternoon at the Pt Defiance zoo, the kids and I jumped on the Vashon Island ferry to see what we could discover. Driving out to Maury Island we got to spend some time on the beach by the lighthouse with Mt Rainier looming large in the setting sun. At the trailhead that led down to the lighthouse we [&hellip

USS Turner Joy
/ July 12, 2013 11:58 pm

USS Turner Joy

Mitchell and I took a brief tour aboard the DD 951 USS Turner Joy this afternoon. One of the hidden treasures of the region, this Vietnam-veteran Destroyer is about 80 percent accessible to the public (with reasonable admission) to walk through and explore. Mitchell liked climbing inside the 5-inch gun turrets and it was hard to imaging how a three-man crew [&hellip