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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Farm Fresh in Grays Harbor

Written on May 20, 2014 at 9:43 am, by

In a world where most commodities travel the span of the globe before making it the locations where they’re intended to be sold, more and more people are becoming aware about where the things they buy are coming from and making the deliberate choice to shop – and eat – locally. With a lush and  Continue Reading »

Day Trip to the Beach – It’s Not the Destination, but the Journey

Written on May 16, 2014 at 2:24 pm, by

Thurston County is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty. The majesty of Mount Rainier rules over the landscape, a reminder of the many season-round recreational opportunities available in the mountains. Yet, a grander, natural wonder lies over the western horizon—the Pacific Ocean.  About a ninety minute drive from Olympia, the coast of Grays Harbor  Continue Reading »

History on Wheels at the Running Anvil Carriage Museum in Montesano

Written on May 15, 2014 at 1:39 pm, by

Well over a century ago, a newspaper foreman named J. E. Calder travelled from Tacoma to the budding town of Montesano. With only 75 cents in his pocket, Calder refused to spend a third of his money on a 25-cent shave at the local barber shop. As a result, he vowed never to shave again  Continue Reading »

A Visit to the Wynoochee River Valley

Written on May 15, 2014 at 12:52 pm, by

At 63.5 miles long the Wynoochee River is always flowing, thanks to the 140 inches of rain that fall in this region annually. While many flock to the more popular rivers of the area, or head to the Olympic Mountains or Cascades to explore nature, the Wynoochee River Valley and surrounding foothills are some of  Continue Reading »

It’s Dirt Track Nights At the Grays Harbor Raceway

Written on May 6, 2014 at 9:54 am, by

ELMA – Early in life, I desperately wanted to hear the racing engines blast and see the tire-to-tire action of the modified sprint cars at the local dirt ring. I begged my father to take me on warm Saturday nights, driving out the country to for a grand show. Finally he agreed. We arrived in  Continue Reading »