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Are you looking for a super fun place to express your creativity near #JBLM?? Make sure to check out The Painted Plate Olympia! Went there with the kiddos and they had SO MUCH FUN!!! You can even get drinks, food or ice cream!!

#paintedplate #jblmareathingstodo #funwithkids #paint #art

 

We finally made it to the new Pacific Seas Aquarium at Pt Defiance Zoo & Aquarium! It’s about 30 mins from #JBLM (it’s the closest zoo). Check it out!
#Pacificseasaquarium #ptdefiancezoo #jblmareathingstodo

 

 

 

Looking for an awesome camping spot not too far from #JBLM?

Make sure you put Deception Pass on your list!

#JBLMareathingstodo #camping #deceptionpass #JBLMcamping

 

 

 

 

OMG!!! The Tacoma Nature Center (near #JBLM) was so much fun for the kiddos! Just a neat little area hidden in #Tacoma near Cheney Stadium.

Fun areas to play (both inside & outside) and a nice trail to walk.

https://www.metroparkstacoma.org/tacomanaturecenter/ #jblmareathingstodo #tacomanaturecenter #outdoorfun #indoorfun

 

 

Are you looking for places to explore that aren’t too far from the #JBLM area??

 

If so, you have to check out the Snoqualmie Tunnel On The Iron Horse Trail!!!

 

#JBLMareathingstodo #bikeriding #adventure #snoqualmietunnel

 

McLane Creek is a great little trail located in the Capitol Forest (which is in the #Olympia area).

We went on a hot day so I was happy that it was nice and shaded.

On cooler days there is probably a bit more wildlife.

Definitely an easy trip from the #JBLM area that I would recommend!

#JBLMareathingstodo #McLaneCreek #CapitolForest #hiking #PNW #summerfun

 

Had fun riding bikes on a nice hot day. Made sure to stay on the shady side of the path as much as possible! The Chehalis Western Trail is amazing! See all the places it goes here: http://bit.ly/ChehalisWesternTrail

#JBLMareathingstodo #ChehalisWesternTrail#olympia #lacey #bikeride #funinthesun#summerfun

 

If you haven’t been to Pacific Beach yet you need to go! They offer great rates just for military families and it’s so much fun! We stayed in one of the pet friendly homes on the the East side but getting to the beach was still easy. I love that you can drive on the beach too…it makes getting all your stuff there so much easier!

#PacificBeach #JBLMareathingstodo #JBLM #NavalResort #beachfun #summerfun #staycation #funinthesun

 

 

 

 

Another successful trip to Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in the books! Weather was perfect and we got to see a lot of the animals…even got to watch them feed the walruses! Can’t wait to go back once all the new construction is finished and see new things! #pdza #BajaBeach #zoo #tacoma #jblmareathingstodo #summerfun #pnw

 

 

 

We spent the day yesterday at The Museum of Flight! The kids had a great time and their Papa got to teach them some #Airforce history, which he loves to do! He can’t wait to take them bake when then B-52 Project Welcome Home is complete to show them a plane similar to what he flew in back in the day! #jblmareathingstodo #museumofflight #militaryhistory #airplanes #bombers #UShistory #aerospace

http://www.museumofflight.org/

Military Admission

Veterans Admission

 

 

 

 

Little man and I had so much fun here! Can’t wait to go back!!!
Swan Creek Park is a 373-acre greenspace nestled on the boundary between East Tacoma and Pierce County with a salmon bearing stream, wooded canyon, upland forest, paved and natural trails, a new community garden, and new mountain bike trails.

 

Learn more about Swan Creek Park
See a video of the trails

 

 

#jblmareathingstodo #swancreekpark #tacoma #mountainbiketrails#funwithkids #getoutside

 

Looking for ways to entertain the kiddos in the rain??

Charlie’s Safari is now open at its new location in Hawks Prairie! Tons of fun for the kids with a huge play structure with tunnels and slides, arcade games, laser tag, bounce houses and cafeteria. Admission good for all day play. Perfect rainy day activity in Lacey, and an easy drive from JBLM. They also offer birthday parties!

 

Moving to the JBLM area and looking for things to do? Check out the JBLM Relocation Sponsor Facebook page and follow this blog! Looking to buy a home? Use a Realtor familiar with the area and military moves…Phil Sharp Homes