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HAVE: Olympia Trade Sept 13

Posted by bejoy2 Z8, Seattle, WA (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 2, 08 at 12:06

The spring trade went very well. Thanks to all who participated! For those of you who couldn't make it, have heart - I have reserved the clubhouse for September 13, 2008 for a fall trade. There are kitchen and restroom facilities. We can set up in the clubhouse if it's raining, or outside again. For the kids, there is a big toy. See you all in September! Below are directions to the trade:

From southbound I-5:
1. Take exit 116. Turn left at the top of the ramp. This puts you on Mounts Road, which becomes Nisqually Road, which is also the Old Pacific Highway further along.
2. Follow that road (40 MPH zone) over a curved bridge, over the Nisqually River, through the town of Nisqually (35 MPH zone), past Reservation Road (50 MPH zone) to State Route 510. At the stop sign, turn left (your lane will be slightly uphill) - there is a pull-out lane to facilitate merging onto Hwy 510.
3. Follow Hwy 510 to Meridian Road and turn right. (Note: Meridian road is on the outside curve of the road, and this is where people get lost - they overshoot it. If you find yourself at the Red Wind Casino, you went too far. In that event, follow step 3a below. Otherwise, follow step 3b).
-3a. Turn around and go back the way you came, and then follow the signs to Tumwater and Lacey, which will have you turn left onto the Yelm Hwy. Follow that road until you see the Evergreen Valley Grocery (EVG) Convenience Store and Gas Station, on the corner of Meridian and Yelm Hwy. Now you are back on track. Continue past the EVG, past Meridian Road, and continue to Spurgeon Creek Road, then proceed to step 4, below).
-3b. If you found Meridian Road OK, then follow it to the Yelm Hwy. If you see the Evergreen Valley Grocery Convenience Store and Gas Station across the street, you are on track. At that stop sign, turn right onto the Yelm Hwy and follow it to Spurgeon Creek Road.
4. Turn left onto Spurgeon Creek Road.
5. Follow Spurgeon Creek Road to 80th. Turn right.
6. The clubhouse is dead ahead, at the top of the hill. You do not have a stop sign, so pull straight into the parking area and find a place to park.

From Northbound I-5:
1. Take Exit 108 and keep left onto College Street.
2. At the stop light, turn right onto College Street.
3. Proceed several miles -from 3rd Ave, where you exited, through the roundabout at 45th Street (you can be in either lane, and take the second exit), past the Safeway and Lowes, to the Yelm Highway. Turn left.
4. Get in the right lane and follow the road around a 90-degree right turn. As soon as the road straightens out, there is a T-intersection with another sharp turn, this time to the left. Bear left there to stay on the Yelm Highway. When the road straightens out, you will see a traffic signal. After you go through that intersection, you will see the AmTrack Station a few hundred feet ahead, below and on the left.
5. Follow the Yelm Highway to Spurgeon Creek Road, then turn right.
6. Follow Spurgeon Creek Road to 80th. Turn right.
7. The clubhouse is dead ahead, at the top of the hill. You do not have a stop sign, so pull straight into the parking area and find a place to park.

From Yelm, Roy, McKenna, etc.
Go through Yelm, past the red Wind Casino, and follow directions as for step 3a, above.
From Tenino, Maytown, etc.
1. Follow Old Hwy 99 to Rich Road and turn left (as if going to Lattins Country Cider Mill).
2. Turn right on 89th Ave SE
3. At Fir Tree Road, bear right to stay on Fir Tree Road.
4. At Ranier Road, turn right.
5. At Spurgeon Creek Road, turn left.
6. At 80th Ave SE, turn left.
7. The clubhouse is dead ahead, at the top of the hill. You do not have a stop sign, so pull straight into the parking area and find a place to park.


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RE: HAVE: Olympia Trade Sept 13

Bumping this up since it has fallen to the second page. Looking forward to seeing everyone!
Susan


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RE: HAVE: Olympia Trade Sept 13

Can you tell me approximately how many miles from Exit 116 to the clubhouse. Thanks.


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RE: HAVE: Olympia Trade Sept 13

  • Posted by bejoy2 Z8, Seattle, WA (My Page) on
    Fri, Sep 5, 08 at 16:34

About 15 miles overland. Whether taking exit 116 or exit 109, it's about the same travel time either way. But taking exit 116, there is a lot less traffic, no stop lights, and I'm convinced you use less gas as a result. Plus it's a lot prettier.


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RE: HAVE: Olympia Trade Sept 13

Did I miss the time of the trade? Thanks!


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RE: HAVE: Olympia Trade Sept 13

Is there a start time for the trade? Thanks!


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RE: HAVE: Olympia Trade Sept 13

I am not going to be able to make the trade. My sister planned a last minute birthday party for my nephew and it is tomorrow. Tammy, I will be going to the Poulsbo and Green Elephant in November. I can bring your Solomans Seal there if you like. I am so sorry to miss this one. Susan...hope to see you again someday...Michele


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RE: HAVE: Olympia Trade Sept 13

Well darn it Michele. Don't you hate it when that happens! I'll be at Poulsbo..hopefully we can hook up there.


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