Snug Gig Harbor
Eight enthusiastic Rebels joined in this adventure. The Intercity Transit bus dropped us off in downtown Tacoma, by the State History Museum. We walked up the steps at the University of Washington campus to check out the Library, which has been repurposed from a Snoqualmie power station. An amazing Chihuly chandelier is hanging from the tower reading room. (See the Abby Williams Hill RBB trip for more details). After a restroom break, we headed back to Pacific Avenue to catch the free light LINK streetcar which delivered us uphill to 11th and Commerce. (NOTE: Sound Transit announced they have delayed charging a fare for the Tacoma Light Link for another two years! Yeah!) We crossed the street to catch our next bus, which took us to the Tacoma Community College Transit Center. From there, another bus took us across the amazing Narrows Bridge and on to Gig Harbor.
During the summer Pierce Transit partners with Gig Harbor businesses to fund a shuttle trolley which travels from the Kimball Drive Park and Ride to downtown and along Harborview Drive. Most of us stayed on the trolley loop to get an overview of Gig Harbor environs and waterfront . After taking the loop trip, most of us decided to have lunch at the quintessential Gig Harbor restaurant: The Tides Tavern. Half of the group scored an outdoor table, right above the Harbor.
After a leisurely lunch, we strolled down Harborview Drive taking in the Farmer’s Market (really more of a craft fair at this time of year), and checking out a few of the small shops along the way.
We had an easy, uneventful return trip. Thanks, Rebels!
The trip details are found in “trip directions”, in the right hand column of the blog.