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  • WRS Summer Picnic

    Posted on April 18, 2024 by WRS News in Costuming, Events, Picnic, Regency.

    This year we will be heading to Washington’s fair Capital City of Olympia. WRS has planned activities for the day including a visit to the Olympia Farmer’s Market, picnic lunch at the lovely wooded Squaxin Park, and a stroll through the State Capital grounds.

    The Olympia Farmer’s Market has become very popular over the years. You will find local produce, meat, and baked goods as well as local artisans and nurseries. July is a good time to get some fresh fruit or vegetables and there are food stands where you can pick up something delicious to include in your picnic lunch. We will meet you there at 10:00 AM when they open at Picnic Shelter #4. If you should arrive early, you can stroll the waterfront boardwalk and enjoy a panoramic view of the Olympic Mountains.

    Starting at 11:00 we will be meeting at Squaxin Park (formerly Priest Point Park) which is just a short drive up Eastlake Drive NE on the southern most point of Puget Sound. We have reserved a picnic shelter there with ample picnic tables. This is not a potluck, bring your own personal picnic. Your may also wish to bring a historically inspired table and/or picnic ware. This adds to the historical ambiance. WRS will have ice tea and lemonade available.

    The park is also known for its many trails through old growth forest. Beach access is a short stroll away (walking shoes recommended). If you should wish to play Croquet or Graces, a lawn is just a few steps away from our shelter. We have our shelter booked until 4:00 PM, so there is plenty of time to wander and visit with friends.

    If you have time, a visit to our State Capital would afford great picture opportunities. The State Capital grounds have gardens, memorials, and of course our lovely State Capital buildings. If you want to tour the Capital building, you would need to do so before 4:00 PM. (Hours are 11:00 – 4:00). The grounds also include a sunken garden (formerly a rose garden).

    This event is free to members. Nonmembers will be charged $5.00.

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