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A Visit to Eastside Big Tom: Dinner with the Dinosaurs

Travel into prehistoric times and dine among dinosaurs! This diner goes beyond a good burger and gives you an experience of a lifetime.

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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…

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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…

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…