Thurston County

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Roadside Attractions from Olympia to the Pacific Coast

We have all heard it a thousand times: “It’s about the journey, not the destination.” So when we are heading somewhere for the long weekend, what do we do? Jump…

birding in olympia

One Hour Birding in Olympia, Washington

When I decided to write a birding feature for Explore Washington State, I wracked my brain about which of my favorite birding locales I would showcase for an hour of…

Five Historic Places to Eat and Drink in Washington

Beyond the cradling mountains and blooming cherry blossoms, past the steadfast evergreens and old Rainier Beer-sponsored summers lie glimpses of yesterday. Washington has been and always will be a changing…

Blue Heron Bakery Olympia Day 26 of the 100 Cups of Coffee in 100 Days Project

Blue Heron Bakery Olympia, Washington Day 26 of the 100 Cups of Coffee in 100 Days Project

More than 40 years ago. Blue Heron Bakery opened their doors in 1977. Not sure when they started serving coffee =) Their location in West Olympia is in a modern…

Day 21 of the 100 Cups of Coffee in 100 Days Project Batdorf & Bronson Dancing Goats Espresso Bar Olympia

Batdorf & Bronson Dancing Goats Espresso Bar Olympia, Washington Day 21 of the 100 Cups of Coffee in 100 Days Project

Seems like we are on a bit of a goat theme.  Today my visit to Batdorf & Bronson Dancing Goats Espresso Bar in Olympia. Yesterday the Mountain Goat Coffee Company…

Mission Creek

Discovering Mission Creek Nature Park in Olympia

We are living in a life full of technology. To reach this level of technology, mankind has sometimes sacrificed getting out into nature in favor of the newest gadgets. That’s…