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Back from Chehalis, Washington

We are back from Chehalis Washington.
Left Saturday morning around 11 and got there around 1 p.m.
We parked in the city parking lot and went across the street to Sweet Sensations and had lunch.
Then we walked around to Chehalis Street to the Visiting Nurses Thrift Store and left with a bunch of things...some clothes and old post cards for me, some nun statues and map fabrics for Marisa. I also got an electric neck massager and Marisa got some fabrics to sew her own "flag."

Stayed at the Relax Inn, Room 6. Nice room with an older feel, reasonably priced and we were able to drive up right to the door.

What drew us to Chehalis was a burlesque murder mystery at the The Olympia Bar, now known as The Shire, right next to the thrift store. The show started after 8 p.m. and ended about two hours later. Two of the performers were "murdered" and we were asked to figure out the clues. The obvious clues and the most subtle clues needed to be abandoned and look for middle ground. I went for the most subtle clues and ended up choosing a murderer not even on the sheet (the producer of the show, no less). Should have gone with at least someone described on the sheet! The performances were good.

This morning woke late and on the way out of town stopped at The Pearl Cafe, around the corner from The Shire and next to a store called "Vintage..." The Cafe turned out to have the best breakfast I have had in quite a while...a Tofu Scramble with sunflower sprouts, Morningstar sausage, toast and a fruit bowl which had the best mix of fruits: raspberry, blueberry, watermelon, kiwifruit, pineapple....
7 hours later and I am still enjoying it!

Marisa found a painting appropriate for her non-mainstream religion in the store next door and I found a book published in 1770!

Chehalis is a town worth remembering for future trips. We should return with reservations on the dinner train to Ruth, arrive earlier, and check out the museums: the historical museum and the veterans museum. The town is full of historical buildings, somewhat worse for years of neglect and a less then stellar lumber economy, which apparently was its mainstay between 1890 and 1930.

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