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A weekend at Long Beach (Part 2)

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A weekend at Long Beach (Part 2)

The Long Beach Peninsula has enough activities to fill a week of vacation and allow plenty of time to relax and unwind. The Beach: Stretching for 28 miles, the drive on beach is spectacular in its length. All you can see for miles in either direction is sandy beach and crashing

Caring for those who hold down the fort

Military Life

Caring for those who hold down the fort

Megan Casper and Alana Le were having coffee one day when the subject turned to military spouses and how they care for pretty much everyone in their lives. The two wondered,  "who takes care of military spouses when they are caring for others?" Normal sources of support, such as family, friends

Lattin's famous apple fritters

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Lattin's famous apple fritters

The apple fritters from Lattin's Country Cider Mill and Farm are renowned throughout Thurston County for their fresh, hot-from-the-fryer yumminess. Now they can add Ice Chips' Flavor of Thurston County to their fame. Recently, the Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater Visitors and Convention Bureau went through a rebranding process. They partnered with the famous grannies

Museum of Flight soars to space

Attractions

Museum of Flight soars to space

The Museum of Flight recently opened a brand-new permanent exhibit called "Apollo." This is sure to delight those who love space, and it's a good reason to make a visit. During the height of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, the space race drew the best

A weekend getaway to Long Beach

Travel

A weekend getaway to Long Beach

Stretching 28 miles, the Long Beach peninsula really is long and is known locally as "the world's longest beach." When you drive on to the beach, (yes, drive) and park your car, all you can see for miles in either direction is sandy beach and crashing waves.  Long Beach is

America's Car Museum turns 5

Arts

America's Car Museum turns 5

America's Car Museum (ACM) is an imposing four-story building with a shiny chrome roof that mimics the gleam of a new auto. The museum opened June 2, 2012, and since that date has received visitors from all 50 states and 47 countries around the world. The ACM houses a larger

Vashon Island

Travel

Vashon Island

On a recent Saturday morning, I traveled to Vashon Island with the family. Within five minutes, we had met a woman who ventured down the Yukon River with her husband and a gaggle of dachshunds. We also experienced our first "Black Lives Matter" protest. That is just the kind of

Harbor History Museum

Attractions

Harbor History Museum

The Harbor History Museum sits overlooking Gig Harbor, an appropriate location for a museum focusing on the unique heritage of the peninsula. At 7,000 square feet of permanent galleries, it is a smaller museum, but it packs a bunch of history in its creative exhibits. The permanent exhibits are professionally designed

Save in Seattle

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Save in Seattle

Seattle traffic is challenging, so when you commit to spend the day, you want to see as much as you can. The Seattle CityPASS gives you the most bang for your buck. For $79 for adults and $59 for children, choose five Seattle attractions from a list of seven and

A life well lived

Military Life

A life well lived

Like many young men of his generation, Victor Lattin was drafted into the United States Army during World War II. On Aug. 26, 1942, at the age of 21, he entered the Army from Tacoma and trained as a radio operator at Camp Crowder, Missouri. According to his wife, Carolyn Lattin,

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