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Happy Hippo All-Vehicle Wash is part of the Washman family of facilities that's cleaned nearly 14.5 million vehicles, its name a playful reference to its ability to accommodate oversized rides such as RVs and buses. Of course, smaller cars are welcome, too, and all vehicles are de-grimed using a combination of eco-friendly cleansers, computer-controlled sprays?instead of brushes?recycled, filtered water, and soft cloths. Happy Hippo's touchless dryers ensure a spot-free finish, and, much like a visit to the DMV in a dream, the entire process often takes only three minutes or less.

1039 15th Ave
Longview,
WA
US

Shell?s yellow seashell logo is ubiquitous in the US, where it adorns more than 140,000 gas stations, and it?s equally omnipresent around the world. One goal unites the international chain?s thousands of locations: keeping cars on the road without degrading the environment. It might sound like an oxymoron, but Shell is making headway. Their progress looks slightly different depending on whether you approach the company as a current customer, or a customer in the year 3000.

As a current Shell station customer, you can pump fuels backed by top-tier scientific research on fuel efficiency. Shell?s production process often involves blending petrols and diesels with biofuels, which minimize carbon dioxide emissions, or gas-to-liquid gasoil, which improves efficiency. Their high-quality motor oils boost efficiency, too, lubricating engines and minimizing the energy they waste.

As a customer in the year 3000, however, you?ll see the fruits of Shell?s current investments in alternative energy. Behind the scenes, the company experts are exploring natural gas, wind, and other lower-carbon replacements for traditional gasoline, rather than trying to fill gas tanks with really strong coffee. Through partnerships with scientists and innovators, Shell helps the world explore as-yet-unheard-of energy sources, too, aggressively pursuing a more sustainable future.

16320 SE Cascade Park Dr
Vancouver,
WA
US

The practitioners at Integrative Body blend holistic medicine with physical therapy as they treat patients' injuries and chronic ailments. Whether it’s a case of whiplash from getting into a fender bender or a strained elbow from showing off your biceps, the team here works closely with each patient to put together rehab plans that whittle away at pain and discomfort. These plans can include guided exercises that help rebuild muscles and relaxation massages that counter stubborn areas of tension.

17609 NE 72nd Ave
Vancouver,
WA
US

Led by an ASE-certified Master Technician, the father-son team at Cory’s Car Care welcomes cars of many shapes and sizes into their facility for repairs and maintenance. They’ll prolong drivability with oil changes and transmission services, and tend to issues such as faulty brakes with quality parts and a nationwide 24-month/24,000-mile warranty that includes towing and car rentals.

6017 NE 131st Ave
Vancouver,
WA
US

In the late 1800s, a well-connected Vancouver businessman named L.M. Hidden set out to build a railroad from Vancouver to Yakima in the hopes of accessing the area’s timber and mineral resources. After spending a decade building the railroad—and more than 100 miles short of the proposed destination—construction stopped. The Vancouver, Klickitat and Yakima railroad was broke.

This kicked off decades of financial struggles for the railroad. Eventually, the prospect of logging profits saw the railroad extended to Yacolt and Chelatchie Prairie. But by the late 1970s—after the decline in popularity of peg legs as a fashion accessory—the area’s lucrative logging industry was a thing of the past.

That is, until 1998, when a group of volunteers came together in the hopes of transforming the line into a functioning, historic railroad. They restored track-beds, rails, and bridges along the route, secured a fleet of historic diesel and steam-powered trains, and they began making runs on May 26, 2001. Today, they run a full schedule from May–December, including themed trips such as the train robbery or Halloween special.

207 North Railroad Avenue,Yacolt
Yacolt,
WA
US

Silver Limousine parks its fleet of vehicles inside a garage, which helps keep the vehicles looking pristine. Its selection includes an SUV, stretch limo, stretch Hummer, stretch Ford Excursion, and plush party bus furnished with leather seats and scientists gushing over the hardness of diamonds. With these rides at their disposal, Silver Limousine’s drivers can offer transportation services for weddings, wine tours, and business meetings.

117 NW 189th Street
Ridgefield,
Washington
US