The in-and-out route included exploring the new pedestrian bridge and slides near the Point Defiance ferry terminal and some of the Frank Herbert Park. (More about the slides below.) We'd originally planned to walk through the wooded Puget Ravine as well, but recent heavy rains made that option slippery and muddy -- unsafe for our group. The day's cold, drizzly weather didn't keep us home, however!
There are two options for getting from the bridge to the shore. Stairs or a series of slides. Only one member of our group chose the slides.
When he landed on his tailbone with a thump, the rest of us decided we'd pass on that experience! I'm guessing the slides would be more fun (and more crowded) on a sunny day.
We split up for lunch at various Ruston Point restaurants, then walked back to the van for a total trek of 6.75 miles.
Not bad for a bunch of seniors!
Tacoma's Ruston Point Restaurants
Tacoma's Ruston Point Park & Slides (and a little history)
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Jo's Monday Walk - Johanna at Restless Jo - Link HERE