|The chosen site for the
2005 reunion is the Tacoma, Washington area at the
Sheraton Tacoma Hotel. Imagine
plush accommodations with spectacular views of Mount Rainier and
Commencement Bay. A short walk to the theater district, specialty
shopping and scenic waterfront. The Sheraton Tacoma Hotel -- a
boutique style hotel with expansive skylights, a bright inviting
lobby, and unique works of art throughout.
Sheraton Tacoma Hotel is the perfect base from which to explore and
discover the entire Puget Sound.
A towering 14,000-plus Mount Rainier makes
for a stunning backdrop to the bustling cities of Tacoma and Seattle
and the Sheraton Tacoma hotel. An active volcano covered in and
surrounded by over 35 square miles of snow and ice, the mountain is
just part of a breathtaking National Park that contains outstanding
examples of old growth forests and sub alpine meadows.
in 1899, Mount Rainier National Park is almost entirely designated
as a wilderness area with the park's buildings designated a National
Historic Landmark District in 1997 as well as a showcase for the NPS
Rustic style of architecture of the 1920s and 1930s.
Whether hiking around the park, climbing
the mountain's summit, snow shoeing or cross-country skiing on its
slopes, camping along the glacier-fed rivers, photographing
wildflowers in the meadows or just admiring the view, nearly two
million people visit Mount Rainier each year to enjoy the grandeur
and the beauty. From the Sheraton Tacoma hotel, Mount Rainier is
approximately a one hour drive.