Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

April 8, 2007

An Afternoon in T-Town

Friday was nearly 80 degrees and I got out of work for the day at 11:00, so I bopped around taking pictures & taking Pepper for a walk along the waterfront on Ruston Way. Unlike the journal pages, these pictures will enlarge if you click on them.

This is Bob's Java Jive. I have never been inside, but they have music on the weekends. The City closed it down a few months ago because of a ton of code violations and the community pitched in to fix the problems. The City gave the green light to re-open it in March. It's in the teapot style made popular after the "Teapot Dome" scandal of 1924. Anyone interested in reading what the scandal entails can go here, because I don't remember any of the details:

I love this sign for the Elephant Car Wash in downtown Tacoma.

Pampas grass along Ruston Way.

Taken along Ruston Way.
Commencement Bay, Tacoma.
Looking west across Commencement Bay at the rocky, craggy peaks of the Olympic Mountains. This picture looks much better and the mountains clearer if you click on it to make it bigger.
I was going to eat lunch here, but unfortunately a group of about 12 people walked in ahead of me, and it was just too hot to leave Pepper in the car that long, so I went home hungry.

I had planned to eat outside too.
This is what Mt. Rainier looks like from River Road, between Tacoma and Puyallup. I see this view every (clear) day on the way home (by the way, I'm really good at shooting pictures while driving!). Again, much more impressive if click on it.

Looking east at the Cascade Mountains, from Hwy. 410 in Sumner, which is the town below Bonney Lake. In fact, the second ridge down from the mountains is Bonney Lake. Ditto on making it larger to see the Cascades and the hill that is Bonney Lake.
This is what Mt. Rainier looks like in Bonney Lake, at the top of the hill. I was turning off of Hwy. 410 onto Old Sumner-Buckley Highway, which leads to my neighborhood.


  1. kathleen7:47 PM

    I took a picture while driving once... haha. I was going maybe, five mph. :D

  2. Anonymous5:38 AM

    This should warm Tess up a little - she had snow over the weekend!! Lovely photos.

  3. You live in a beautiful part of the world. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  4. Yep...We had snow! But talked to my Brother and he was spending the weekend biking around Seattle. It's about time...You've had a rough winter.

    I love the pink elephant!!

  5. Lizzzard5:16 PM

    I would have a hard time focusing on traffic with that majestic mountain in view.

  6. At 14,410 feet, it's kind of hard to take your eyes off it, that's for sure!

  7. Certainly hope it doesn't erupt any time soon! LOL It is beautiful there.

  8. Anonymous9:16 PM

    great pix, JoJo, all of them. i am so glad you got to enjoy the rest of your friday w/Pepperoni Puppington.

    that Mt Rainier is a massive and beautiful pig. Washington has awesome mountains to climb and behold.


  9. wow! that is beautiful! you're a lucky girl seeing that everyday jojo;)

  10. You live in a beautiful part of the world,JoJo,thank you for sharing :-)