We flew into Portland late the night before, but we were going to spend our first 6 days of vacation exploring Washington. We spent this day driving to Bremerton, WA, which we are using as our home base as we explore the Olympic Peninsula and Seattle.

Along the drive north from Portland, we stopped in Olympia, WA to check out the state capitol.

We took a nice tour of the building, learning a lot about the history of the capitol. The tour also touched on how the Washington legislature works (or doesn’t… they were having trouble passing a state budget).