Tacoma Dome & Ranier National Park

We visited Tacoma to attend the Don’t Give Up regional convention at the Tacoma Dome.

 

The Tacoma Dome was the perfect location for the convention and we found an RV campground nearby. I will say that those walkways on the upper tier to connect the seats with the corridor… are SCARY.

Sapporo Sushi in Fife had great food. Plus they have little boxes lining the cashier area where you can store your own personal chopsticks. I love that idea.

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But… PhoEver is my new favorite pho place… because their name is everything right now.

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Korum Ford fixed our Ford Expedition when it got stuck in 4-wheel drive. Thank goodness we were camped less than 2 miles to the dealership.

Ranier National Park. There are no words.

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To get the whole flavor of Mount Rainier is about in just one day, you will probably want to do the normal route and head into the park through the Longmire Entrance in late summer. You get old-growth forests, subalpine meadows blooming with flowers, and a look at the rocky scree underneath the Emmons and Winthrop glaciers. Our top four stops along that route were:

  • Whittaker Bunkhouse
  • Sunrise Visitor Center
  • Trail of the Patriarchs
  • Emmons Vista (better than Sunrise!)

 

A shrimp boil was held in our honor… well, they would’ve had it anyway but let’s just pretend.

 

The “Don’t Give Up” regional convention program was encouraging and uplifting. What really made it perfect was actually knowing the friends there. When you travel among our brotherhood you always find loving ones who are hospitable, but there’s something nice about seeing a familiar face in a crowd. All the ones from the hall in Anacortes gave us hugs and made us feel at home at their convention and we love them for that.