2015 Thurston County “Bucket List” – 25 Ways to Explore Olympia

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By Kate Scriven

VCB logoSomehow it’s already mid-way through January 2015. A new year is stretching out ahead full of possibilities. Many people make resolutions this time of year – promises to themselves about actions and attitudes they wish to embrace.

For our family, one action item is to explore and enjoy more the area in which we live. Thurston County contains some of the Puget Sound’s most diverse climate zones, recreational areas and wildlife habitat, world-class arts and entertainment, opportunities for community involvement, and endless choices for family outings. This year, we won’t wait for the perfect weather. We’ll ignore the growing honey-do list more often. We’ll carve out staycation days. We will play.

2015 Thurston County Bucket List

Is this everthing? Not even close. There are a myriad of other amazing things to do from mountain biking in Capitol Forest to world-class quilt stores, from the nationally acclaimed Hands On Children’s Museum to the State Library Archives. Truly, the possibilities are endless.

But for our family, seeking to engage more deeply in our own community and its surroundings, this is our list. Maybe it will become yours, too.


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