Located a five-minute shuttle ride from Spokane International Airport, Diamond Park’N Jet's secure airport parking lot provides a home away from home for travelers' vehicles. Free shuttles service the lot seven days a week, 24 hours a day, and a staff member is always on hand to load luggage and give each traveler their complimentary newspaper and refreshments. Onsite security ensures that autos are protected, and free touchless car washes shine every vehicle so that returning motorists don’t daydream about the rentals they drove while vacationing. In addition to protecting cars while owners are in the skies, the lot also operates a "We Care" program, with staffers offering prompt assistance in the event of flat tires, dead batteries, empty gas tanks, or accidentally locked doors.
In 1992, restaurant owner Carlos Kainz and chef Julie Guerrero first joined forces to open a tiny West Seattle bakery and café, a spot that quickly gained traction and outgrow its modest trappings. The duo packed up the winning operation and moved on to a larger space and a larger vision, renaming their venture Dulces Bistro & Wine and crafting an ambitious menu focusing entirely on Latin-fusion cuisine for dinner. Although Guerrero traces her family heritage back to Mexico, many of her dishes, including paella valenciana and boeuf bourguignon, show strong European influences. Unadulterated Latin staples pepper the menu, such as the green chicken enchiladas that serve as a staple in Mexico City and at Sam I Am’s Cinco de Mayo parties.
International Parking Management houses the four-wheeled conveyances of satisfied drivers in parking centers across Seattle, each offering guaranteed spaces and personal assistance. Seattle Mariners game-day passes secure sport-loving street sailors a comfortable place to rest their rubber, ensuring a parking space close to Safeco Field where extroverted autos can discuss floor-mat fashions with like-minded modern carriages. Should drivers ever lock their keys in the car, need assistance in changing a flat tire, or forget to turn off their headlights, International Parking Management can dispatch a partnered motor medic free of charge, keeping baseball fans on the road and hermitic dollar bills in their cozy leather confines.
SeaTac Park chauffeurs jet setters directly to and from the airport and looks after their rides during their absence. Simply park in any of SeaTac Park’s 1,124 stalls, then hop on a shuttle for the 5- to 15-minute trip to the terminal. With luggage assistance from the friendly driver, passengers can board with plenty of time for a joy ride on the baggage carousel. The lot’s 6-foot fence with barbed wire, security cameras, and excellent lighting keep precious autos safe while their owners eat spätzle in Salzburg. Convenient shuttles cruise by the airport every five to seven minutes to pick up newly returned passengers, and postmidnight arrivals can send a text or use a courtesy phone for immediate evac. Additional days can be purchased for $10.95 per day, plus taxes and fees. Customers can request that their sedan be taken through the car wash ($15), or walk through themselves to clean the airline peanuts out of their hair.
On 10 a.m. on the first day of 2013, City Park's Great Lawn will fill with people ready to start the year off not with a resolution, but a commitment—a commitment to a healthy lifestyle. They'll run, walk, or jay-walk through the park and Marconi Drive on the flat, fast course, which it circles back to the Great Lawn where they started. After the race, runners can stick around for a post-race party to celebrate a successful first morning of the New Year.
In more than 30 cities across the nation, other runners will be participating in similar events as part of a movement that aims to stymie the rising rates of obesity and inaction in the United States.