|Olympia, State Capitol in Background|
Olympia, a city of 40,000+, swells when our Legislature is in session but shrinks to a delightful small-town size after the sine die gavel cracks. It was so small town, in fact, that our search for a place near our motel to have a glass of wine at 9:30 p.m. on a Saturday night was futile. Olympia goes to bed early.
Our quick trip didn't give us enough time to explore all that Olympia has to offer: there are guided tours of the Capital Campus, and other guided tours of the town and campus offered by Oly WAlks; there's the Olympic Flight Museum, the State Capital Museum and the Hands-on Children's Museum.
|Old State Capitol Building|
|Washington State Capitol and campus|
|One of the many Farmer's Market flower vendors|