Wednesday six retired educators met for our monthly McMicken Lunch Bunch. We are all "graduates" of McMicken Heights Elementary School, having served on staff there at some point in our careers. It's my neighborhood school, the school my children attended, and where I spent about 25 years of my career.
Each month we decide on the next lunch date and place. This time we decided to go farther afield, to a point overlooking Commencement Bay in north Tacoma.
Unfortunately it was cold and cloudy today, so The Mountain wasn't out, or it would dominate this view. But we enjoyed the view anyway, and the food and the company at The Cliff House Restaurant.
I had never been here before and my friend DeeDee told me about the Brown's Point Light House, so on the way home we found it.
The light house no longer functions, but the keeper's cottage is available to rent for vacations.
The cottage has a charming garden.
We walked the perimeter and enjoyed a bit of the crunch underfoot of the gravel beach.
I love finding new places so close to home.