Today we started the trip for the summer of 2002. Leaving home at 3pm in 90 degree heat for Tacoma. We stayed the night at McChord AFB. We met one of Andrea's ex-co-workers and her family at the gate ready for a great game. It was a beautiful night and we enjoyed watching the Rainiers win 3-1 over the Fresno Grizzlies. Ian got Rhubarb the Reindeer's autograph on his jacket. The field distances at Cheney Stadium are RF-325', RC-350, CF-425', LC-385', and LF-325'.
Tacoma Narrows Bridge - one of the largest suspension bridges in the world.

Point Defiance Park - has miles of woodland trails through old growth forest. Fort Nisqually - the first outpost of the Hudson's Bay Co. on Puget Sound, Fee; and Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium - features animals from the Pacific rim area and a glimpse of the marine life of Puget Sound, Fee.

Washington State History Museum - offers an overview of the Evergreen State's past and present. Outstanding walk through and hands-on exhibits. Fee.