Traxx Indoor Raceway measures out adrenaline in seconds. It takes a go-kart just 23 seconds to careen around the indoor 1/5-mile track once, and 45 seconds for it to crest the 1/4-mile outdoor track's hill and swoop around its smooth turns back to the starting line. Drivers can reach speeds of 35 miles per hour in the SODI GT2 gas-powered karts, so the track provides helmets, jumpsuits, and notes from their mother to keep the racers safe. All contests last 20 laps or up to 15 minutes, except for the Traxx 100, a monthly marathon when 10 drivers rumble around the outdoor track 50 times.
Although drivers on the main track must be at least 14 years old, the team is committed to spreading the excitement around. Kids aged 3–10 gear up and hop into electric cars, zipping around their own four-turn track under the watchful eyes of attendants. Among other carnivalesque distractions, the colorful facility boasts an arcade and a 24-foot climbing wall to thrill jaded teenage thumbs, as well as a checker-themed banquet hall that seats up to 150 people for parties and team-building events.
Arnies Restaurants keep their inspiration close. Stationed on the Washington shore for more than three decades each, the Edmonds and Mukilteo institutions overlook the Puget Sound's rolling waters like two trustworthy lighthouses. From Edmonds, a wall of windows looks out onto the Olympic Mountains. From Mukilteo, diners can peer across to Whidbey, Hat, and Camano islands. At both, sunsets color evening dinners, the sounds of storms rolling in add atmosphere to midday lunches, and ferries pulling in and casting off from the harbor bring with them endless people-watching opportunities.
Along with these panoramic views comes a rich spread of seasonal Pacific dishes. During spring's wild salmon season, the chefs create special preparations on Arnies Fresh Sheet menus. Cashew-crusted lingcod and sea scallops in a champagne cream meanwhile reach further into the waters' bounty while also demonstrating the kitchen's skill. And for those who are content to stay on land, a slow-roasted prime rib or salad mixed from local produce balances Arnies' menu.
Medical Director Dr. Roger B. Olsson joined The Renewal Center as a way to let his naturally artistic eye flourish through custom cosmetic treatments. Dr. Olsson?s team, led by medical aesthetician Kristina Kushner, performs several skincentric procedures that employ a fleet of modalities for facial and body rejuvenation?including Botox and fillers, lasers, and radio-frequency devices. They also offer an age management program to restore youthfulness, which includes a consultation and personalized recommendation of treatments, such as bioidentical hormone optimization. Most of The Renewal Center?s procedures require little to no downtime, meaning after their procedure, clients can leave the office and immediately attempt to lasso any loose mechanical bulls they come across.
A father-son team, Dickson Flyfishing guides and teaches fly-fishing to all levels of anglers on Olympic Peninsula waters, Puget Sound rivers, and many eastern Washington rivers. Conscious of their environmental impact, they lead eco-rafting trips throughout the year on the Skagit, Sauk, and Queets Rivers, as well as fishing trips for steelhead, cutthroat trout, and salmon with scales made of gold. More adventurous clients can embark on winter fly-fishing trips for tarpon on the flats of the Caribbean or three-day campouts on the Grande Ronde River. Additionally, scenic rafting tours bring visitors up close to wildlife such as eagles. Dickson Flyfishing also runs a virtual fly shop, where they sell their own line of equipment.
Sunray Tanning Salon runs like a little like a neighborhood mom-and-pop shop. Visitors to Sunray Tanning Salon are most likely to run into Cati Sandoval, the salon's cheerful owner who loves to chat over yoga, golf, and running. Guests may also catch sight of technician Travis Coursey installing powerful lamps into their three levels of advanced lie-down and standup beds or chasing poltergeists out of the haunted towel hamper. Meanwhile, Breanna Abbott, a certified airbrush specialist with a passion for the industry and a talent with the spray brush, bronzes clients. On the way out, guests can bid farewell to Brittney Grimsley, who peddles a variety of advanced tanning lotions and skincare products behind the front desk.
Aiming to keep their clients looking and feeling great, Tropical Tans offers a variety of services, from B-12 injections and red-light therapy to custom airbrush tanning. Upon entering the low-lit, luxuriously appointed boutique, visitors can head back to private rooms to enter stand-up, lay-down, or hamster-wheel tanning beds. Or they opt for a restorative, UV-free session in one of the red-light-therapy beds.