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Thurston County Fair 2014 is in full swing between now and August 3rd, 2014.   When:  July 30 - August 3, 2014, 10 AM to 10 PM, except open until 8 PM on Sunday, August 3rd Where:  Thurston County Fair Grounds 3054 Carpenter Road SE, Lacey WA 98503 Admission:  $7 with other fees for seniors and k...
Discovering the wild side of McAllister Park, Olympia WA    While out walking in McAllister Park in Olympia WA, I discovered the Serengeti.  Dry yellowed grass surrounded this lone tree as it stretched up to the sky, hoping for a few drops of rain.                 I walked a little further to ge...
This cumulus cloud looks like Mount Rainier has erupted!  I snapped this shot today before this cloud dissipated but it did look like Mount Rainier was steaming and getting ready to erupt (with a little imagination!).   Mount Rainier is the largest mountain and volcano in the lower 48 states.  I...
Geeks will rule the world, right? Or is that the nerds? But in either case, buyers and sellers should have a tech-savvy Realtor on their side.    I’d like to share with you what happened when I represented my sellers with a tech-UN-savvy buyer’s agent. I felt horrible for these buyers as their a...
Photo by Francine Viola, July 16, 2014   Capitol Lakefair 2014 in Olympia WA is happening now to July 20th.  This annual tradition brings the locals and visitors alike to hop on a carnival ride, enjoy the cuisines from a variety of food trucks and see vendors from around the area. Capitol Lakefa...
Here is the DuPont WA real estate market update for June 2014.   What's it like to live in DuPont? DuPont is a middle point between Tacoma and Olympia, and offers an excellent location for Joint-Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) commuters. In 1994, Northwest Landing, a master planned community in DuPont,...
Here is the Rochester WA real estate market update for June 2014. Why live in Rochester? Rochester, WA is located in the southernmost part of Thurston County, and is best known for its Scandinavian heritage celebrations.  Rochester is also the home to the Great Wolf Lodge and the Lucky Eagle Casi...
Here is the Tenino and Bucoda WA real estate market update for June 2014.   Why live in Tenino? Tenino WA is located Southeast of Olympia off of Old Highway 99. There is some dispute how Tenino got its name; some say it is from a Native American word meaning "junction" or "meeting place;" others ...
Here is the Yelm and Rainier WA real estate market update for June 2014. Why live in Yelm? Yelm is not only is close to JBLM's East Gate, but offers affordable homes and is 15 miles from Olympia. Yelm has also been recognized as Tree City USA, and you'll certainly see that as you tour its diverse...
  Here is the Lake Saint Clair / Pattison Lake / Sunwood Lake WA real estate market update for June 2014. Why live here? Southeast Thurston County features some beautiful lake front properties and communities such as Lake St. Clair, Pattison Lake, Kelly's Corner and Sunwood Lake.  Residents in th...

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