A Bit of Olympia

Although the week ahead has some promises of sunshine, most of the weekend was cool and drizzly. Quite typical for this time of the year in this part of the country, but still. So while not unexpected, it did put a bit of a damper on some of the outdoor activities we were hoping for this weekend. But not to be deterred by a bit of drizzle, we did manage to check out the Olympia Farmers Market.
There were beautiful crafts, amazing food booths, live music and stunning veggies –
Most of it was out of our price range, but it was still fun to look around and be part of the local scene!
Since the rain was spitting, and we were (after all) in downtown Olympia, we went to the next logical spot –
the State Capital Building!
I think now would be a good time to confess that although we have been to 48 of the 50 states, I cannot recall ever touring a state capital building. (Not even Harrisburg, PA! What kind of Pennsylvanian am I???)
We were right between tours so we opted to just mosey around with a little help from the kind lady at the information desk and a trusty map. Here’s one little tidbit – this building houses the largest collection of Tiffany glass and lamps in the country. And this chandelier, hanging in the rotunda, weighs 10,000 lbs.
It’s a magnificent building, with lots of history, and we were really glad we stopped.
Even the door knobs in the restrooms were proud to be Washingtonians!
How fancy!

With promises of some sunshine and warmer temps tomorrow (Monday), we’re planning on a little road trip to Mt. St. Helens. Plus – there’s only a 10% chance of rain (at least at the moment!).  We’ll see how it all pans out!

There are a couple more pictures of the beautiful Capital Building HERE (along with a couple of the Farmers Market thrown in) if you’d like to check them out!

Thanks for stopping by!

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