With another month passing (really, how is it already June?), we found ourselves visiting our next small town. This time we headed south to find sunshine and we discovered the friendly and quaint town of Sumner, located in Pierce County. Even the parking lot was cheerful!
How lucky for us, that we got to spend time with the great-granddaughter of one of the original settlers and its first mayor, George Ryan, who came west from Wisconsin in 1873! We had a lovely tour of the Ryan house, located at 1228 Main Street, and everyone from the town we encountered was extremely gracious. The historic house even had a meeting of the Sumner chapter of the Rainbow girls while we were there. They, and all the volunteers, taught us a lot about their town, their history and their philanthropic sorority for girls aged 11-20. There’s no doubt, that this was the highlight of our visit for me – be sure to visit the Ryan House when you’re in Sumner!
Sumner is known for their daffodils and their Daffodil festival, and despite missing it, seeing so many other flowers and signs of spring was a wonderful second.
We wandered all around town, visiting its many antique stores and yummy eateries. I even bought myself a classic old book on how to take photos.
We definitely had a full and extremely fun day! Don’t miss Cicely of Rusted Van Photography‘s take on our adventure – Click here! After all, you know it’ll be good if she’s up for twirling in a random field during our Sumner visit!
Thanks Sumner for a great sunshine-filled day – literally and figuratively!