I don’t think there was a better way to start our second day in the Tacoma lovely sunny day than hiking at Point Defiance. Our group of 11 people were so energized by the extra hour of sleep from last night, and so we decided to go hiking on a 4.6 miles trail. It was a really cold but beautiful morning in Tacoma, but I think everyone was so lost in the beauty of the nature and the amazing view of the clear beach. We started off the trail at around 9:30 am and finished it around noon. We then found a space with benches on the grass to eat our packed sandwiches with some carrots and hummus. After our stomachs were full, we decided to go on a trip to downtown Tacoma. We walked around downtown a little bit, tried the scooters that some of us were so excited to see because we don’t have it in Portland, went to a cute little shop to get stickers and postcards near the University of Washington-Tacoma, and then some of us went to get Boba and coffee before heading back to the church. Since the church planned to have the Shrove Tuesday pancake dinner, it was nice that we didn’t have to make the dinner. At around 6 pm, we joined the church members for the pancakes and ham, played some games with the church members and the ASU team.
It was a tiring but a wonderful team bonding day, and I am excited for the construction day tomorrow!