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Glore Garden's Guidebook

Lynne

Glore Garden's Guidebook

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Wonderful, fresh authentic Mexican food. Not your typical fare. It's in the electic small town of Tenino which is worth a visit on it's own. many structures are built from 290 sandstone which can also be found at the Olympia state capital legislative building. there is an opportunity to visit with a master stonemaker who has designed and created many of the cool designs around town. there are also free bikes for your use when you come to this little town. And a couple antique shops that are filled with reasonably priced goodies.
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Don Juan's Mexican Kitchen
639 Lincoln Ave E
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Wonderful, fresh authentic Mexican food. Not your typical fare. It's in the electic small town of Tenino which is worth a visit on it's own. many structures are built from 290 sandstone which can also be found at the Olympia state capital legislative building. there is an opportunity to visit with a master stonemaker who has designed and created many of the cool designs around town. there are also free bikes for your use when you come to this little town. And a couple antique shops that are filled with reasonably priced goodies.
Nearby wood-fired family friendly pizza joint with good pizzas, salads, & great beer selection.
Farrelli's Pizza, Lacey
4870 Yelm Hwy SE
Nearby wood-fired family friendly pizza joint with good pizzas, salads, & great beer selection.
If you're looking for a special celebratory dinner, this is the place. Their specialty is steaks, however I like it for the great happy hour selections. Although I'm a vegetarian, I find delicious non-meat options are always on the menu. Another great feature is their outdoor dining area. It's a spendy joint (and well with the price), but the happy hour is very reasonable.
Ricardo's Kitchen + Bar
5211 Lacey Boulevard Southeast
If you're looking for a special celebratory dinner, this is the place. Their specialty is steaks, however I like it for the great happy hour selections. Although I'm a vegetarian, I find delicious non-meat options are always on the menu. Another great feature is their outdoor dining area. It's a spendy joint (and well with the price), but the happy hour is very reasonable.
This little restaurant and resort are located on Offutt Lake near Tenino. On Wednesday nights they offer a fish & chips half-price special, which is delicious. Enjoy lakefront dining and bask in the beautiful sunsets.
Lady Of The Lake Public House
4005 120th Ave SE
This little restaurant and resort are located on Offutt Lake near Tenino. On Wednesday nights they offer a fish & chips half-price special, which is delicious. Enjoy lakefront dining and bask in the beautiful sunsets.
This place is nearby, has really great takeout and is fairly new to the neighborhood. The portions are super large so a little goes a long way. Many choices including vegetarian and vegan. 360 491-1899 or 360 459-6548
Lime Leaf Asian Fusion
5730 Ruddell Road Southeast
This place is nearby, has really great takeout and is fairly new to the neighborhood. The portions are super large so a little goes a long way. Many choices including vegetarian and vegan. 360 491-1899 or 360 459-6548
Outdoor Activity
Unusual swimming pool. Check it out.
Quarry Pool
Unusual swimming pool. Check it out.
Outdoor Activity
Safe and accessible nearby trail for biking, walking, running and rollerblading
Chehalis Western Trail
Safe and accessible nearby trail for biking, walking, running and rollerblading
Nearby (20 minutes away) 1.5 mile trail from DuPont to Puget Sound. Beautiful surroundings and pebble beach. Great for a picnic lunch.
Sequalitchew Creek Trail Head
Nearby (20 minutes away) 1.5 mile trail from DuPont to Puget Sound. Beautiful surroundings and pebble beach. Great for a picnic lunch.
If you're a mountain biker, walker, mushroom enthusiast or nature lover this nearby state forest is the place for you. Ask me how to download a map of the forest from the Washington department of natural resources website.
Capitol Forest
If you're a mountain biker, walker, mushroom enthusiast or nature lover this nearby state forest is the place for you. Ask me how to download a map of the forest from the Washington department of natural resources website.
Enjoy the loop trail around the lake where you'll see nearly every dog in town! Very popular for dog and people watching. it brings you to downtown Olympia where you can enjoy the unique Oly vibe.
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Capitol Lake
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Enjoy the loop trail around the lake where you'll see nearly every dog in town! Very popular for dog and people watching. it brings you to downtown Olympia where you can enjoy the unique Oly vibe.
The crown jewel of national Parks located in our state. Only an hour away from here and SO worth the drive. year round activities include hiking, climbing, bird watching, cross-country skiing, sledding and snowshoeing. And don't forget the amazing show of wildflowers during the summer months. The historic Longmire Lodge is available for meals and overnight stays.
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Mount Rainier National Park
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The crown jewel of national Parks located in our state. Only an hour away from here and SO worth the drive. year round activities include hiking, climbing, bird watching, cross-country skiing, sledding and snowshoeing. And don't forget the amazing show of wildflowers during the summer months. The historic Longmire Lodge is available for meals and overnight stays.
Visit Olympic National Park and you'll see trees like you've never seen before! So much to explore. This huge park can be accessed from many points.... from the south head north of Hoquiam, from the west along many places on Hood Canal and from the north from Port Angeles. Awesome wilderness hiking and backpacking adventures await. And opportunities for near-deserted beach walks on our wild and windy coastline. Great place for kite-flying! There is also a driving loop of the entire park which is located on the Olympic peninsula.
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Olympic National Park
3002 Mt Angeles Rd
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Visit Olympic National Park and you'll see trees like you've never seen before! So much to explore. This huge park can be accessed from many points.... from the south head north of Hoquiam, from the west along many places on Hood Canal and from the north from Port Angeles. Awesome wilderness hiking and backpacking adventures await. And opportunities for near-deserted beach walks on our wild and windy coastline. Great place for kite-flying! There is also a driving loop of the entire park which is located on the Olympic peninsula.
Sightseeing
Stroll the well-manicured Capitol campus gardens or take a free guided tour of the Legislative building. The indoor tour is a great option on a rainy day when you've got cabin fever. We Washingtonians are very proud of our beautiful capital campus. Find the legislative gift shop in the basement of the building. It's filled with unique gifts, many of which feature Washington State.
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Washington State Capitol Building
416 Sid Snyder Ave SW
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Stroll the well-manicured Capitol campus gardens or take a free guided tour of the Legislative building. The indoor tour is a great option on a rainy day when you've got cabin fever. We Washingtonians are very proud of our beautiful capital campus. Find the legislative gift shop in the basement of the building. It's filled with unique gifts, many of which feature Washington State.
Breweries & Taprooms
Extensive selection of rotating brews and ciders. The Oly Taproom has been a godsend during the pandemic with great covered outdoor seating complete with electric tabletop heaters. As a bonus, the staff is super friendly and knowledgeable..
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Oly Taproom
312 Columbia Street Northwest
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Extensive selection of rotating brews and ciders. The Oly Taproom has been a godsend during the pandemic with great covered outdoor seating complete with electric tabletop heaters. As a bonus, the staff is super friendly and knowledgeable..
located in an industrial park in Tumwater, this brewery offers a fine selection. The welcoming vibe extends to visitors of all ages. they've got indoor and outdoor seating plus an offering of games suitable for families and adults. they're plugged into the Thurston County community by supporting a wide array of nonprofits.
Matchless Brewing
8036 River Dr SE
located in an industrial park in Tumwater, this brewery offers a fine selection. The welcoming vibe extends to visitors of all ages. they've got indoor and outdoor seating plus an offering of games suitable for families and adults. they're plugged into the Thurston County community by supporting a wide array of nonprofits.
Another funky brewery located in the Tumwater business Park. They're making some decent IPAs! Small space with only outdoor seating during the pandemic.
Triceratops Brewing Company
8036 River Drive Southeast
Another funky brewery located in the Tumwater business Park. They're making some decent IPAs! Small space with only outdoor seating during the pandemic.
Located in downtown Olympia, this brew pub has a very loyal clientele. It's the place to go to watch the Seattle Sounders soccer team play ball (on the screen). It's got indoor and outdoor seating plus really good eats.
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Three Magnets Brewing Co.
600 Franklin Street Southeast
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Located in downtown Olympia, this brew pub has a very loyal clientele. It's the place to go to watch the Seattle Sounders soccer team play ball (on the screen). It's got indoor and outdoor seating plus really good eats.
Fishtail was the first brew pub to claim the hearts of Olympians. It was established long before brewery mania took over the country. Good beers and ciders plus a decent kitchen. My favorite place to sit is in the back room by the fireplace after a wet mushroom foray!
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Fish Tale Brew Pub
515 Jefferson Street Southeast
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Fishtail was the first brew pub to claim the hearts of Olympians. It was established long before brewery mania took over the country. Good beers and ciders plus a decent kitchen. My favorite place to sit is in the back room by the fireplace after a wet mushroom foray!
This family-friendly brewery can be found in the Hawk's Prairie neighborhood of Lacey. It was established and is still run by firemen that have a love of producing decent brews. BYO food or order through Uber eats. It's worth checking out.
Top Rung Brewing Company
8343 Hogum Bay Lane Northeast
This family-friendly brewery can be found in the Hawk's Prairie neighborhood of Lacey. It was established and is still run by firemen that have a love of producing decent brews. BYO food or order through Uber eats. It's worth checking out.
A Lacey establishment with an unusual selection of rotating taps. Indoor and outdoor covered seating. I usually have two food trucks that locate in their parking lot.
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Northwest Beerwerks
420 Steele Street Southeast
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A Lacey establishment with an unusual selection of rotating taps. Indoor and outdoor covered seating. I usually have two food trucks that locate in their parking lot.
Fun Stuff To Do
I try to do a home yoga practice daily. I recently discovered this goat yoga farm and can't wait to try it. Maybe you'd enjoy it, too!
I tried to do a home yoga practice daily. I recently learned about this goat yoga farm near Tenino which is about 20 minutes from the tiny house. I can't wait to try it next spring or summer when they open and maybe you would enjoy it, too.
Stone City Farm
13941 Old Highway 99 Southeast
I tried to do a home yoga practice daily. I recently learned about this goat yoga farm near Tenino which is about 20 minutes from the tiny house. I can't wait to try it next spring or summer when they open and maybe you would enjoy it, too.