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Windmill Bistro

This evening I gathered with friends at the Windmill Bistro in Sumner. We shared a meal catered by Mama Stortini’s and had a splendid speaker. The Bistro is situated in the historic Sandland House and has a very welcoming feel to it. The extra good news is that I can use the Windmill Gardens as a new place of the day some other day and have another meal at the Bistro! I’m already looking forward to it ūüôā


I went back in 2/14 and took a few more photos, including the windmill!

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Pagoda at Point Defiance Park

I love driving around Point Defiance Park. It soothes my soul. Today I stopped at the Pagoda at 5801 Trolley Lane and took a couple of rainy photos. It was sensibly locked, but looking through the windows worked pretty well. One window shot makes it look like Mother Nature is taking over the building!

Per the Metro Parks Tacoma website “the Pagoda was built in 1914 as a replica of a 17th century Japanese Lodge. It was originally a waiting room for streetcars. Now this magnificent structure functions as a rental facility for weddings and other private parties as well as a venue for garden shows, lectures and concerts.”



Update 4/15/2011  the pagoda was badly damaged by a suspicious fire.


Update 12/5/12 A community grand re-opening celebration is scheduled for January 12, 2013.