Good Times in Gig Harbor

I recently visited the town where I grew up, Gig Harbor, WA (about 40 miles south of Seattle). In “honor” of my birthday, I figured I would show some pictures from the lovely town (most pics are clickable).

One of the reasons we moved away from Gig Harbor was because commuting over the Narrows Bridge to Tacoma was not very convienent because of the very large volume of traffic (step dad worked on the other side and church was on the other side). They decided to add another bridge to span the Narrows - means now there is lots of traffic AND expensive tolls.

This is the house I spent 13 years of my life in. It seemed a lot smaller than I remember. On the right is my first swing in the back yard.

My dad and I at our “new” house when I was just a young pup.

This is the second house I lived in during high school years. After my dad died we planted that tree in the front yard.

And this is us (along with some good friends the Whittiers) planting the tree.

This is the house I lived in at the end of high school and where I came “home” to during college.

Here is lovely Gig Harbor. It really is a beautiful town that I enjoyed living in.

And finally, a Gig Harbor icon: The Tides Tavern. It is exensive, but has some very tasty food. And, naturally, there is a (POS) H2 out in front - very Gig Harbor.


Categories: Daily Life, Photoblog
  1. May 15th, 2005 at 10:31 | #1

    What a lovely home town! You are lucky to have had such a beautiful place to grow up and return home to.

  2. salmypal
    May 15th, 2005 at 14:11 | #2

    Gosh, that first house brings back so many good memories!

  3. May 15th, 2005 at 21:49 | #3

    Thanks, it really is a very nice place. :)

    No doubt Sal, that was such a neat house.

  4. kim
    May 17th, 2005 at 04:19 | #4

    ewwwww! That bridge is so, so evil! (I realize that they are just building it, but still…eww!)

    The pics of you and your dad and really, really cute though. You were one of those kids where you can look at an old picture and still immediately say, ‘hey, that’s Matt!’.

    And I miss the Tides :) .

  5. Jessica
    June 8th, 2006 at 13:02 | #5


    I enjoyed your photos of Gig Harbor. I am a Houstonian and miss my West Coast home (Gig Harbor, WA) very much. Until I can get out there for the Seattle Marathon in November, it is nice to have a visual of the place I think of as my second home.

    As for Tides… enough said.

  1. August 29th, 2006 at 22:07 | #1

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