For the first-time visitor to the Pacific Northwest, it’s common to worry about driving in the rain. It’s perfectly natural to worry, as there are always large numbers of accidents every year where rain plays a factor. The most hardened locals, however, will insist that this has everything to do with the driver. They don’t have experience, and make the wrong prediction at the wrong moment. While Tacoma has its share of road hazards, it’s also one of the nicer cities for learning the ins and outs of driving in the rain .

For one thing, there is a friendliness here that is particular to the area.… Read the rest