Urban Adventure: Olympia
|This is in the Lobby. Really. I must ask what it is.|
|Do you think they only dispose of Royal Bombs?|
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The impact of the closing of the lake became even more obvious to me as I circumnavigated the lake on the wonderful jogging and walking interpretive trail. Over on the far side (from my Hotel) was a nice grassy park. People playing soccer. Joggers. Things like that. Over there the park flowed down to the lake where there was a nice set of steps (perhaps 100 yards long, 3 steps down) that clearly led to what had once been a beach and swimming access to the lake. Now there is a chain link fence and then marsh. Wow, imagine shutting down the state swimming hole.... right there in front of a beautiful view of the State Capitol building.
|As far as I can tell, this is the famous old Brewery at the end of the Deschutes River. This Bewery was bought by the Olympia Brewery at the end of prohibition. Note that it has the same picture as on the Olympia Beer can!!|
- Salt Water Estuary (e.g. the historic Natural Solution)
- Managed Freshwater Lake (e.g. Dig all of the mud out on an ongoing basis).