Northwest Passage: Washington

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We made it!  After many hours in the car were finally in Washington.  Since we couldn’t drive all the way to Olympia from Kalispell, we made a stop in Spokane.

We spent the morning exploring downtown.

The Spokane Falls

The Spokane Falls.  The centerpiece of a beautiful downtown park.

Our first cup in WA at Atticus, a "To Kill A Mockingbird" themed coffee shop and store

Our first cup in WA at Atticus, a “To Kill A Mockingbird” themed coffee shop and store

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Sufficiently caffeinated we got in the car for one last day of driving

The Columbia River that Lewis and Clark took all the way to the Pacific

The Columbia River that Lewis and Clark took all the way to the Pacific

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After a rainy drive over the cascades and stop and go traffic outside of Tacoma, we were happy to arrive at our place on Summit Lake, 20 minutes outside of Olympia.

IMG_2851 IMG_2853For the first month of our time here we are renting one of the the three cabins on Jeff and Sharon’s beautiful property.  After seeing our craigslist post they graciously offered to host us…even with our cat.

How could you reject this face?

How could you reject this face?

The best part:

The view from our back porch

The view from our back porch

Jenny is loving her job so far, and Drew is taking advantage of Washington’s natural beauty:

A rainy hike in Millersylvania State Park

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A trail run at the Burfoot Park:

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And of course, we have already found some amazing food and drinks:

Mexican Coca-Cola, Tacos, and Tortas at California Taco Truck

Mexican Coca-Cola, Tacos, and Tortas at California Taco Truck

A coffee snob's paradise

A coffee snob’s paradise.  Olympia Roasting Company makes a fantastic  pour over.

Today we spent several hours walking through the Olympia farmers market and marina

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So far we love Olympia we hope you will come to visit!

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