The monster trucks have gone, and for the next few days the Tacoma Dome will offer visitors the chance to live their domestic dreams – if those dreams involve homes and/or gardens.
Here are three dreams on display through Sunday at the Tacoma Home & Garden Show:
Dream: The lobby entrance will be transformed into the “perfect outdoor living environment.”
Reality: Perfect, except you’re living in the Tacoma Dome lobby.
Dream: One lucky person will win a new house in the “The Dream Home Sweepstakes.”
Reality: Even if you win, you’d still have to find some way to unload your current house in this economy.
Dream: A “Rustic Romance” garden display provides an outdoor getaway that includes a twig-laden arbor.
Reality: Your rustic romantic rendezvous may be interrupted by a salesman hawking garlic.
If you go:
WHAT: 27th annual Tacoma Home & Garden Show at the Tacoma Dome.
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
ADMISSION: Adults: $10. Seniors (weekdays only, 62 and older): $8. American Horticulture Society members (with ID): Free. Children 16 and under: Free. Child members of the American Horticulture Society: Kind of odd, but free.
SEMINARS: Click here for the full schedule.