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Exploring the Back Roads of Washington State: Eclectic Olympia

Updated on October 29, 2013
Olympia, Washington
Olympia, Washington | Source

Welcome to “o Town”

Olympia, Washington, is the capital city of Washington State and the county seat of Thurston County in southwest Washington. It was incorporated in 1859, and as of the 2010 census it had a population of 46,478.

It is located at the southern tip of Puget Sound, a natural estuary that begins with the San Juan Islands to the north and stretches some 100 miles southward. Olympia is bordered by the cities of Tumwater to the south and Lacy to the north, and it is part of the I-5 Corridor that runs the width of Washington from Vancouver to the Canadian border.

Natural beauty abounds in this area with the Cascade Mountain Range rising majestically to the east and the Olympic Mountain Range to the west, and seemingly everywhere you look there are streams, rivers and lakes. The city itself has a total area of 18.5 square miles of which 16.7 square miles is land and 1.8 square miles is water.

Yes, it does snow here in Olympia
Yes, it does snow here in Olympia | Source

Weather in Olympia, Washington

Much has been made about the rainy Northwest, and make no mistake about it, there is rain in Olympia. The climate is considered Marine West Coast, and it is dominated by weather systems that form in the Pacific Ocean and the Aleutian Islands in Alaska. The Pacific Ocean serves as a moderating force, tending to keep temperatures warmer than most cities that sit at this latitude.

Olympia averages 50.8 inches of rain per year and has a 75% cloud cover average year-round. In fact, in the last thirty years Olympia had more rainy days per year than any other city in the lower 48 states. Snowfall averages 14.7 inches per year and happens mainly in December and January.

Having said all that, summers are absolutely lovely in Olympia with little or no rain after June, and temperatures are between 70-80 degrees most days.

DEMOGRAPHICS

The median income for households in Olympia is $40,846, and the main employer in the city is the government, both state and Federal.

The population breaks down like this:

Percentage of total population
Race
 
85.3%
White
 
1.9%
African American
 
1.3%
Native American
 
5.8%
Asian
 
4.4%
Hispanic
 
Tumwater Falls Park
Tumwater Falls Park | Source
Mt. Rainier is always present
Mt. Rainier is always present | Source
The marina and Boardwalk
The marina and Boardwalk | Source
The Farmer's Market
The Farmer's Market | Source

Things to Do in Olympia

Olympia and the Northwest in general truly is an outdoorsman paradise, and despite the cloud cover and occasion rain J most citizens take to the outdoors for a variety of activities.

The Farmers Market is open from April through December, and offers a wonderful location to sample locally grown produce and to shop for local handcrafted products. The Market offers live music and great eats, and is easily the number one location for friends to meet and greet.

Wherever you turn you will find well-maintained city parks, from Priest Point Park to Tumwater Falls Park, from the Capitol Forest to the Nisqually Nature Preserve. Bicycle paths are numerous throughout the city, and every neighborhood has their own park where neighbors can enjoy the sounds of nature and beautiful scenery.

The Boardwalk along Budd Inlet downtown is a great place for a stroll and to view the marina and incoming boats, and Capitol Lake, in the center of town, offers a walking path around the lake for those looking for exercise during their lunch break.

Do you like fishing and water sports? Olympia is minutes away from great trout, steelhead, and salmon fishing, and boating may well be the number one activity in this area.

Maybe sightseeing is your thing? Two hours away is the beautiful Pacific Ocean. One hour away is one of the great mountains in the United States, Mount Rainier. The Emerald City, Seattle, is an hour’s drive to the north, and our Canadian neighbors offer great hospitality to the north as well.

Olympic National Park is a half-hour away, as is Hood Canal and some great clam-digging. Name your pleasure and chances are it can be found in Olympia or the outlying area.

Capital Lake and Downtown Olympia
Capital Lake and Downtown Olympia | Source

How would you rate Olympia as a place to visit?

4.8 out of 5 stars from 10 ratings of Olympia, Washington

An Overview of Olympia

There is a reason why Washington is called The Evergreen State. This is an area that always seems to have color, from the budding greens of spring, the flowers and green of summer, the wondrous fall colors, and the ever-present green even during the winter months. Yes, we are blessed with rain, but that rain provides constant lush growth for which the citizens are always grateful.

Oh yes, the citizens! Olympia is comprised of an eclectic group of people. Artists abound here in Olympia, and twice a year there is a festival called ArtsWalk where citizens walk through the downtown area and enjoy a variety of paintings, sculptures and other creations. From college kids to aging hippies, government workers to descendants of pioneers, Olympia offers great people-watching opportunities.

There is an air of acceptance in Olympia. This is a Liberal city where free-thought is encouraged and embraced, and it has somehow managed to hold onto a small town flavor where neighbors greet each other warmly and there is always time for a mocha downtown or a barbecue in the backyard.

Is Olympia an idyllic setting? Certainly not, but it still retains many old-fashioned values and provides a wonderful place for families to live in relative peace and safety.

So the next time you are in the Pacific Northwest, pull off of I-5 and visit Olympia for awhile. You just might discover what so many residents already know, that the simple life is still available in this lovely city on Puget Sound.

2012 William D. Holland (aka billybuc)

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Wow Bill, a beautiful look at Olympia, where you reside. I truly loved hearing about the sights to be seen and the local culture. You made me want to come visit and hopefully someday I will be able to. Thanks my friend and as always voted up much and shared all over!!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Janine! I'm not sure if I like this hub or not.....LOL a little late for that second-guessing. I do know that I like you a lot, and if you ever make it out west, Bev and I will be your gracious hosts.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      It sounds like a wonderful haven for beautiful productions of Mother Nature. Your weather pattern is quite pleasing compared to the weather in Upstate NY. We go through the ringing of hard weather and it can start as early as September and last as late as April.

      Great write and someday maybe I will be able to enjoy a visit.

      XXOO

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Sounds like a wonderful place to visit, BIll, would like to make the trip! I enjoyed the detailed explanations of the city and will look to you as a guide! Sharing!

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      This is beautiful! I so need to come see it for myself! Maybe, eventually, a vacation...Het Bill...here's one for you... the frugal vacation!

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      saitam 4 years ago from Lisbon

      I have read other of your hubs about Washington and it seems a beautiful state. I thought Seattle was the capital, but it was the only city I knew.

      I may visit it in the future, I am planning to visit some of the cities in the west coast, from Alaska to San Francisco, but since it is a far away place, I am still in the planning phase.

      Great hub.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Beckie my dear, if you ever come out west, you have guides in Bev and I. We would love to meet you and show you around our neck of the woods. Now that would be exciting!

      Thank you friend; have a great week.

      bill

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Michelle, it is for sure beautiful here. I think many of us take the beauty for granted since we see it daily. I hope some day you will be able to visit. Thank you for the share.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Randi, I'm laughing at your suggestion....I have a whole series of frugal hubs to do, and that is one of the ones on my list. Great minds do think alike!

      Thank you my friend; if you do come to visit, Bev and I would love to be your guides.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Saitam, it is not unusual for many people to think that Seattle is the capitol of Washington. It is the city that is always in the news so that is natural. I hope one day you will be able to visit our little city by the bay.

      Thank you for the visit to my little site!

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      still here and loved the hub. Gotta be short as boat wi fi ..not so good. Love Olympia and have spent time there.. You make it very enticing...Thanks Bill

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      JR Krishna 4 years ago from India

      Looks like a wonderful place

      You have given detailed explanations ..

      Photos are beautiful!!!

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      It is so nice to hear about the beautiful city where you live. The views are magnificent and I like hearing that it has that small town friendly feel to it. We visited Seattle and headed north so did not see your charming area years ago. Maybe someday! Many up votes and sharing.

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      Mark G Weller 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      This is a well written guide to Olympia Bill, you keep this up and all the Californians will want to move there...Then your Washington friends will boot you out for giving away the secrets :)

      Mark

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Mark, believe me, I worry about that. LOL You get a free pass, and you will be welcomed, but keep quiet about it so nobody follows you. :) thanks buddy

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Peggy, if you saw Seattle you saw a great deal lf what Washington has to offer; if you are ever in the neighborhood, give me a shout out and I'll buy you lunch.

      Thank you Peggy!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thumbi7, thank you so much! I appreciate you stopping by.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Carol, are you in L.A. again? Sigh...drizzling and 45 degrees here. :) Thanks for stopping by my friend. You are incredibly loyal.

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Knowing that i would get to meet the illustrious Bill and Bev would be amazing motivation to get there! I thank you, my friend and will certainly make an effert. it is always so much nicer to be "introduced" to a city by one who loves and appreciates it! I will be watching for more of these hubs! Thank you Bill for your generous offer and if you two want to get away from the cold, please come to sunny Az!

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      Linda Crist 4 years ago from Central Virginia

      lol You just invited about a dozen people to visit you and teased another 100,000 with all the great features of the North West. Bev's going to strangle you. Ok, back to hubbing. I am surprised that the State hasn't hired you to write their tourist trade publications. Or have they? Although I have a cousin in Seattle and worked for a company out of Vancouver for a while, I have not made a trip to the North West, yet. Your hub makes me want to hop a plane. Great job Bill, in spite of my knowing you'd rather be ranting or inspiring people to do good stuff. :-) We have to be practical once in a while, don't we? Thanks for the tease!

      Linda

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Randi, if we have a winter like we had last year, we just might head in your direction. It would be our honor to be your guide up here; say the word and we'll be ready. :)

      Thank you kind lady.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Linda, your Monday morning rant has me in the mood again. My next rant is percolating in my brain as I write this. :) A good rant is good for my soul, as it is for yours.

      Thank you my dear friend. I may have to start scheduling these visits I have encouraged. Looks like I might be busy as a tour guide. LOL

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      The offer stands with your friends from Upstate as well. Mom and I would love to show Bev and yourself our part of the world, but depending on when you visit you may want to pack snow shoes and parka's.

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      Mike Pugh 4 years ago from New York City

      Bill your hometown there look very promising for tourist worldwide to come to and give much of the cool destinations you added to the hub a try.

      I for one would love to visit Washington State for the very first time, and if I ever make it to the other side of the United States I will make sure I pay it a good visits, to enjoy much of the awesomeness you've shared here with us all. Me and my wife would love to check out that cool Farmers market there, because we love fresh organic produce, oh and the Marina looks cool too.

      Lovely state, and I know the people there are cool because your way to cool (:

      Another awesome hub here in the digital bag, keep these puppies coming bro, and we will continue reading them as well as sharing them for ya for sure.

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      Melissa Propp 4 years ago from Minnesota

      I want to visit! It sounds just about perfect. I would assume with all those outdoor tourist attractions nearby that the camping would be pretty fun. Of course, I'd make sure to bring some rain gear....but like you said, rain equates to lush growth and beautiful greens. It sounds like a great place for a family vacation. Thanks for sharing!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      mpropp, thank you once again! There are actually a lot of people from Minnesota and Iowa out there; this is where my parents ended up after the war and they are from your neck of the woods. Once you take a midwesterner and put them in this mountain scenery, they stay here for life. :)

      There are so many campgrounds here; you can hardly go for a drive without running into one, and honestly, the summers are lovely here, with perfect temperatures.

      Anyway, thank you as always for the visit.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Mike, if you and your wife ever make it out here, you will lack for nothing because Bev and I will make you feel most welcome. I would love to show you around, buddy, so put it on your bucket list and we'll catch you as soon as you arrive in town.

      I have never been to New York City, either, so I'm expecting the same treatment from you when I arrive. :)

      Thanks buddy; you are just great!

      bill

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Beckie, I gotta tell ya, if we ever go back east, you can bet we will be giving you a call. I think I could travel around this entire country and find someone from HubPages to hang out with in each state, but I would greatly love meeting you, as would Bev.

      Thank you dear!

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      Jordanwalker39 4 years ago from GA

      Makes me want to get out that way even more! My woman and I are thinking of headed that way in the next few years. maybe. Is it dog friendly?

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Jordan, it is, indeed, dog friendly, and you and your lady are more than welcome any old time.

      Thanks buddy!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Olympia sounds and looks like a beautiful place. I would love to see the artist paintings and the farmers market. We don't have anything like that in my little town. Enjoyed the tour..Thank you Bill..

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Ruby, you are very welcome. Thank you for the visit! Always appreciated my friend.

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Bill, I've probably made 5 or 6 trips to Washington State but have never stopped in Olympia. Looks like I'm missing out on a great community. Maybe on our next trip out there we'll check it out. In my travels around the US I must say that Washington State is one of the most beautiful areas in the country. I have a lot of great memories from trips to Washington. Great job. 5 star rating.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I went to Seattle once, but I see that I will have to get to Olympia, too.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Bill, I insist that you let me know the next time you are in our state. We will get together as old friends and enjoy what time we have. Thank you my friend!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Deb, you will indeed, and I'll be here waiting for you. :) Thank you Deb!

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      Linda Crampton 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Olympia and its surroundings sound like lovely places to explore and to photograph, Bill. I'll visit the area one day. I won't be too unhappy if it rains - I'm used to wet weather!

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for your tour. beautiful. Seattle was the closest I got.

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Bill, Looks like a great place. Have never made it to that part of the country. Almost got stationed in Tacoma as a re-enlistment base, but decided I'd done enough time in the military. Perhaps, some day .....

      Great job, my friend!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Alicia, yes, if you live in BC then the rain won't bother you at all. :) Thank you and I hope you get to visit soon; we'll leave the light on for you.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Martin, we were just a spit and a holler down the road. :) Thank you Sir!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Rich, a great number of our citizens are retired military who were stationed at Fort Lewis and then decided to stay. Hopefully one day you will make it out here; we would love to meet you in person.

      Thank you my friend!

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      Liz Davis 4 years ago from Hudson, FL

      I love the Northwest! When I think of Washington I can just smell the trees. How long do you think it would take me to peddle our way up there? LOL

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Liz, if you start peddling now you should be here in time for our 4th of July picnic. We'll save you some food. LOL Thanks Liz, for the visit and the laugh.

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Larry (my hubbie) love the northwest and has family in the state of Washington, however, we have never had the fortune to get there. Your photos are beautiful though I don't know about all the rain you get. I guess I'll have to live vicariously and look at your photos!

      Voted up, useful, and interesting.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Mary, you'll just have to come in July, August, or September; those are our three months of perfect weather. Any other time, all bets are off. :)

      Thanks as always, Mary!

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      Sueswan 4 years ago

      Hi Bill,

      I would enjoy the farmer's market and strolling the boardwalk. Never been to Washington State. I will add it to my places to visit.

      Voted up and away

      Have a PIPO day!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      I have breezed through Olympia before, but it sounds like I should stay for a visit! I love the late summer months and it sounds like Olympia is beautiful then.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Sue my friend, I will indeed have a PIPO day, and if you are ever in the neighborhood, give me a shout out and Bev and I will buy lunch.

      Thank you!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Audrey, the late summer months are THE time to visit this part of God's country. We are on display and we are house-broken in the late summer. :)

      Thank you my friend.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      God's own country is indeed what Olympia appears to be, you've done a wonderful job of presenting you home here. high on my list of places to visit when my wanderlust returns. Love your pics.

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      Olympia, Washington sounds like a wonderful place to visit and good tourist spot. You're right. It is a paradise. Olympia in the summer must be lovely. I love outdoor sports such as jetskiing and boating or just relaxing and enjoying the nice scenery. This is a good presentation and very well-written hub. thanks for sharing

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Jo, when that wanderlust returns, I look forward to meeting you when you come through these parts. Thank you my friend.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Doc, thank you! I appreciate the visit. This is a beautiful part of the country; we are the best kept secret in America.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Bill, a very useful,informative and interesting read about Olympia city. With such a small population and area things around would be like a family meet. Seems a fine place for nature lovers. Beautiful visuals.

      Enjoyed this hub as much as your other ones. Voted up and interesting.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Rajan, it is, indeed, beautiful, and a good place to raise a family with all of the nature. Thank you Sir! I wish you a wonderful weekend.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

      Your photos are beautiful Bill. Near the top of my travel list is the Northwest. With those mountains it might be sooner rather than later. Thanks for bringing this hub to me.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Glimmer, my pleasure. They are even more stunning in person.

      Thank you and I wish you a very happy weekend!

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Beautiful visions of Olympia, Bill. Have you considered selling this piece to the visitors' bureau? If not, you should. This is a very enticing hub.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Sha, I have not done that. There just aren't enough hours in the day my friend. Thank you for the suggestion and I'll see what I can do about that.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      I can relate, but I'll bet they'd pay a pretty penny for this. Who knows, maybe you can become Olympia's Tourism copywriter!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I'm on it, Sha, and thank you my dear friend.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Anytime I can help. Lord knows you've helped me! :-)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Sha, you are a blessing!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Fabulicious my friend Bill,

      Came to check it out from your Exploring series and what a template for us to work from!I learnt much from this gorgeous place thank you so much!

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 3 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Good morning, Bill!

      This is an excellent example of an evergreen article about an evergreen town in our Evergreen State, Bill. It's also a wonderful example of what will hopefully be a literary "nuclear reaction" of related hubs in this innovative global niche you're spearheading. This is yet again one more significant reason why I have the greatest love and respect for your ever-expanding body of work. Have a wonderful Aloha Friday, Bill, that casual, laid back day of the work week when, in the islands and other parts of the world, the customary apparel for men is Hawaiian shirts and slacks and, for the women, lovely mu'umu'us.

      ~Joe

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Hey Suzie!

      This really isn't the style I'm going to write in; I just wanted to change the title on this so people could see what the title of the series looks like. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Good morning Joe!

      A nuclear reaction would certainly be nice. I can't imagine it but it would be nice and it sounds good. :) There are craft writers who get a thousand views per day for one article...that's nuclear my friend. :)

      Beautiful, peaceful weekend on the horizon. I hope you use it to regenerate your body and mind.

      Aloha

      bill

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      Crystal Tatum 3 years ago from Georgia

      Sounds like a lovely placek especially in the summer. Here in the South, it gets darn HOT, and Olympia temps seem perfect. Thank you for providing us with this template for the "Backroads" series and for inspiring us with such a wonderful idea for a series.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Crystal, our weather really is quite nice compared to other parts of this country. We have seasons but nothing drastic. And you are very welcome; thanks for stopping by.

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      lovedoctor926 3 years ago

      Olympia seems like a lovely place to visit. I absolutely love the Olympia Washington picture. This hub is awesome & very well-presented. Good visuals & historical info. voted up++

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Doc, Olympia is a nice city to live in. I have my problems with it, but I think most people do about the places they live. The climate is certainly mild and nothing like where you live.

      Thank you dear friend.

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      Gail Sobotkin 3 years ago from South Carolina

      Found my way here from your "Exploring the Backroads of.." hub.

      You did a great job on this article and I loved the photos. Am so glad you have a new camera now to continue your explorations of local backroads.

      Given 5 stars, voted up across the board except for funny.

      Hugs & Love,

      Gail

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Hi Gail! Shoot, I missed "funny".....LOL Thank you so much. The real first article comes out tomorrow, in my own unique style. :) I appreciate you visiting one of my older hubs.

      hugs and thanks

      bill

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

      Another hub well done about a state that has so much to offer. Jamie

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Jamie. This really is a beautiful state.

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