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Electric Vehicles

America’s Car Museum in Tacoma is a tribute to automobiles of all sorts.  While the internal combustion engine is dominant throughout the museum, they do have a section that is focused on electric vehicles.  This includes the sort of car … Continue reading

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Some Modern Supercars

When a museum has a wide variety of vehicles to look at, it seems a bit cheesy to spend too much time looking at the modern supercars.  It feels a bit like being a kid with a picture of a … Continue reading

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Bridge of Glass

After our lunch in Tacoma, we took a quick stroll around the area before heading home.  There is a glass museum which looks like something that will be a source for another day trip.  To get to the museum, we … Continue reading

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US Courthouse in Tacoma

The US Courthouse building is an impressive structure that started out its life as Union Station.  It still carries the name on the side of the structure which is dominated by a large dome.  However, the station was moved to … Continue reading

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Ah, An Esprit!

Since I didn’t grow up in the US, a lot of the older cars in museums are not ones that I knew about as a kid.  However, a Lotus Esprit is one right out of my childhood.  I fell in … Continue reading

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America’s Car Museum

The onset of shorter days and less reliable weather (or at least weather that can be relied on to be crummy) means day trips to indoor places.  Nancy thought a trip to Tacoma to look at the LeMay collection in … Continue reading

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Tacoma Narrows Bridge

Any engineering student will be familiar with the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. Built in the early part of the twentieth century, this bridge was susceptible to wind induced oscillations which, in certain conditions could set up a resonance condition. Not too … Continue reading

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Tacoma

When landing at SeaTac on the northerly approaches, you come across Seattle’s southern neighbor, Tacoma. The approach routing brings you just to the east of the city so, if you are doing this in the morning as I was at … Continue reading

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