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Trip Start Sep 03, 2008
28Trip End Oct 01, 2008
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Where I stayed
LaQuinta Inn Olympia-Lacey
We got th the Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle, and it was just the same as always
Tacoma was no prize. We saw it from the freeway, and decided it wasn't worth the side trip. A few miles down the road, we saw an upcoming traffic stoppage on the 5-laner, so we shot off the exit and headed for the shoreline. With the help of Victoria (Sandy tells me that is the name of the navigation voice) we found a very scenic bypass to about 10 miles of freeway, missing the tie up.
We arrived in Lacey (very close to Olympia) completely worn out. After a soak in the spa, and a quick dip in the pool, we continued our practice of asking the desk clerk for dinner recommendaations. She sent us to Budd Bay Grille, a nice casual place on the water in Olympia. We had fish, of course, and it was very nice. I was surprised at Olympia. After the overcrowded megatropolisses of Seattle and Tacoma, the state Capital of Olympia seemed like a sleepy little town. It was nice. The more I see of people, the more I like trees!
Tomorrow, it's 250 miles down the coast of Washington and Oregon on Hwy 101. So begins the second half of our journey along the entire Pacific Coast highway. Several years ago we did San Diego to San Francisco, now we are doing Vancouver to San Francisco.