Our State Capital in Olympia is a wonderful place to visit in all seasons, but was especially spectacular recently with both the daffodils and cherry blossoms in bloom.
I arrived early in the morning before the crowds and enjoyed walking around the campus taking in all the wonderful sights. The few people I did run into went out of their way to be friendly. It was truly a memorable experience.
The grounds are kept immaculate, as some of these images should attest to. What a lot of work it must be!
To get there from the Seattle area, take I-5 south to the 105A exit and go west for 0.8 miles. Continue on 14th Ave. for 0.4 miles to the Visitor Information Center. There is plenty of parking to be found, especially if arriving early.