We’ve visited Olympia WA -- where Jim lived from 1996 to 2000 -- twice since we’ve been staying at the Lewis-McChord Travel Camp. Olympia is just 15 miles south of the military base and is both funky and upscale. It has beautiful homes and parks, a lovely waterfront with expensive-looking sail boats, and a downtown full of small restaurants and shops -- even a shoe store, and I don’t remember the last time I’ve seen a non-chain shoe store.
|Jim and Cooper walk past some of Olympia's shops. There |
are dozens of small restaurants, antique stores, second
hand shops, book stores, jewelry stores ... it was nice to see
so many independently run businesses.
|Close up of Jim's former house. It's the one in the middle.|