What I did on my summer vacation — 5 Comments

  1. 4 realz.

    There is only one tiny little thrift shop on the island, a few stores that carry essentials, a few that cater to the tourists, and some restaurants that attract tourists and locals alike, but there is not a whole lot of shops for many other things, and it costs a lot to get off and on the island, so they really really do have good stuff that folks can and do use.

    Closing the loop! Wish more transfer stations and dumps allowed folks to do this (here in Thurston County, they actively prohibit you from trying to salvage useful things from the tipping area!)

    One of my fav pics about the Lopez Island dump is from Caffe LaBoheme

  2. OMG, Jenny, you MUST check out the Walker Rock Garden, renew your wedding vows there or something!! It really is an amazing space, you will LOVE it.

    I am trying to make it my mission to discover the wonder in my own back yard: find the unique in Olympia, appreciate the kitsch of Tacoma, and of course, see Seattle before it is all torn down and turned into condos (RIP Ballard), celebrate the funkiness of the Northwest!

    Weird Washington is just a good start, but I think there is MORE out there to be documented (I post a lot of pics on flickr