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 🙂
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.