Travels to Tacoma & Seattle, Washington | July 2019 | Part 2: Chambers Bay, Gig Harbor, Ruston, and Mt. Rainier National Park
This is a continuation from Part 1. Click here to see the first post.
For the next part of our trip, we spent the 4th of July exploring Chambers Bay and Gig Harbor and got Duke's famous clam chowder at Point Ruston during the 4th of July Air Show. We then finished out our trip with the site I had most anxiously awaited: Mt Rainier National Park. It was absolutely stunning, and I can't wait until I can see it again and explore more parts of it. We hiked a trail which started at the Paradise Visitor Center, and trust me, there is a reason they call it Paradise!
Chamber's Bay has expansive views of the Puget Sound and is home to the golf course which hosted the U.S. Open in 2015. The tide was far out during our visit, so we had a unique view of the parts of the coast line which were usually covered by water. See if you can find one of our little crab friends below.
Gig Harbor is a historic maritime village on a bay off of the Puget Sound.
At Point Ruston for the 4th of July Show and a fantastic bowl of clam chowder at Duke's.
MT. RAINIER NATIONAL PARK!! I am a National Park geek (with a National Park passport, to boot. Yes, I got some Mt. Rainier stamps during our visit), so I could. not. wait. for this. The views were incredible and extremely humbling.
See Part 1 of our Tacoma/Seattle trip here.
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