Month: January 2011

Capture the Tag Competition

Capture the Tag is a local competition, sort of like a treasure hunt. With $15000 in prizes it sounds like something well worth the effort to participate in. Basically you hunt around town with your smart-phone making sure you have the Microsoft Tag app. You find the Tags which lead you to clues. That is it in a nutshell. It is a great idea and hopefully creates some buzz for local businesses! See the Capture the Tag Web site for more details and the...

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Play in the snow

Everyone thinks of Mount Rainier as the iconic backdrop of Seattle. You can see it from Olympia too, but that is not the photo that everyone posts on their blogs, shares on Facebook, or emails in chain mails. Mount Rainier is a somewhat scenic, leisurely, two hour drive from Olympia. Perfect for a day trip! The climb to the summit, hikes around Paradise, and the park in general are seen as a summer destination. However as you will see in the downloaded National Parks Service PDF, Paradise has a “snow play” area.  It is the only part of the park...

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Olympia Wine Tasting

Looking for something to do this weekend? What about a wine tasting at a local vineyard? Medicine Creek Winery is located in the Nisqually Valley just a stones throw from Olympia. They offer tastings on the weekends between noon and 5pm. They start up again February 11th just in time for Valentine’s...

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Olympia, Washington

What is Basecamp?

Olympia is your Basecamp to the surrounding area! It is the ideal place to base yourself for a few days while you explore the region. The Olympic National Park, Mount Rainier, Mount St Helens, the coast, even Seattle are all great day trips from Olympia.

Why not stay a week, one day traveling out of town and the the next staying in town and see a show, visit the Capital, wander Percival Landing, feel the vibe of the Farmers Market.