I grew up in Tacoma Wa , born in the 80s (85) but the 90s are where most my memories were made. Lucky me I had the coolest mom to ever live. Single mom who loved her son she took me to every arcade and bowling alley she could find. Lucky for me Tacoma is/was packed full of places with games. Hoagies corner is where I play my first arcade games (street fighter and bad dudes) but Pizza and Pipes is a place I'll never forget. It had pinball machines and plenty of them not to mention pizza and a huge organ that played music. It's hard to remember the first pins I played but I can still smell the pizza in the air and hear the sounds and remember my mom smiling as I ran back and forth for more quarters. Narrows bowling alley was another place for pinball fun. Bowling was fun but I remember always wanting to play pinball more. Or maybe a few games of golden axe or simpsons arcade. Anyways fast forward to today and my mother is long gone and I'm raising a boy of my own now. Wife and I just got the game room setup and it's time to start collecting. Just thinking about pinball brings back memories of the best years of my youth.