There are so many things to try in Tacoma.
Marguerite grew up in Pierce County and has lived in Tacoma for more than 10 years- but there are SO MANY things she hasn’t tried. TryTacoma.tv is all about trying new things in Tacoma.
Episode 1: Winter Paddleboarding at Dawn in Puget Sound with Dean Burke
Why would someone wake up at sunrise in 37 degree weather and jump in the Puget Sound? For Dean Burke and his wife Heidi this is an almost daily occurrence. For the first episode of TryTacoma.tv Marguerite Martin joins Dean for a very early, very cold, very FUN trip into the waters of Commencement Bay. Would she try this again? Watch and find out!
Originally founded by Derek Young & Rob McNair-Huff, Tacoma Runners began in 2010 as an idea on Twitter. But who would do that? Go for a run with a bunch of strangers then have drinks? This week on TryTacoma.tv Marguerite tries Tacoma Runners.
For some Tacomans, this might be the most boring episode of TryTacoma.tv we could possibly make! Going for a hike in the woods in Point Defiance Park? Hasn’t everyone done that? NO, ACTUALLY NO, NOT EVERYONE HAS DONE THAT. Video guy Daniel from Daniel King Media shows Marguerite how to read the trail maps and they go looking for the largest tree in Point Defiance Park (it’s over 450 years old!!) and Marguerite tries to overcome her fear of the woods.
Tacoma’s Poet Laureate Kellie Richardson challenged Marguerite to compose a personal work and read it in a room full of strangers. She says it’s scarier than taking your clothes off! Come along as Kellie gives Marguerite some composition, presentation, and “nerve steadying” pointers before Creative Colloquy Open Mic Night!