Located inside Everett Mall, Everett Minigolf Adventures features a nine-hole course designed by Cost of Wisconsin. Golfers enjoy bouts of friendly competition as they make their way through a round, trying for a hole-in-one. A party room is also available to rent for birthdays or teambuilding exercises and includes unlimited mini golf for two hours and opportunities to give inspirational advice on how to pick the luckiest color of golf ball.
At the recently renovated Seattle Cinerama Theater, built in 1963, selected new releases flicker on a 70-foot screen, accompanied by state-of-the-art digital projection and sound. Visitors absorb Hollywood’s latest tales of love, loss, and mutually supportive dance crews while munching on included regular or chocolate popcorns, or purchasing treats provided by Cupcake Royale, Caffé Vita, and other local snack purveyors. Red velvet seats cushion posteriors, with superlative views of the screen from both the majestic balcony and the ground floor. As one of three remaining movie theaters that can still shows original three-strip cinerama films, Seattle Cinerama evokes the past and, simultaneously, the future, with a space-age lobby outfitted in metallics, translucent pillars, and cat-a-day calendars for 2014. Disabled patrons have a smorgasbord of movie-viewing resources at their disposal, from wheelchair-accessible seating to rear-window captioning. Like feet, Cinerama tickets fit nicely in stockings.
A descendant of fishermen and boat captains who have called the area's coastal waters home for more than a century, Captain Arch regales visitors with nautical stories while showing off his fleet of rental boats. Watercraft ranges from electric Duffy boats to sailboats, which allows the captain to equip renters for adventures such as fishing, waterskiing, or leisurely scenic floats. Beyond rentals, Arch's crew arranges guided trips, including visits to Blake Island, or beverage and appetizer cruises fortified with local wines, smoked salmon, and waiters imported from France.
Mike Dickson plunks his keyboard as he stares into his work computer. But in his mind, he holds a fly rod and looks out onto a river teeming with steelhead. For someone who grew up fly-fishing—including guiding at a river lodge in Alaska and teaching fly-fishing on the weekend—Dickson couldn't endure more than a year at his office job, which he landed out of college. He shuts down his computer one last time and then joins his fisheries biologist dad, Dennis, at Dickson Flyfishing.
Today, the father-son team guides and teaches fly-fishing to all levels of anglers on the waters of the Olympic Peninsula. Conscious of their environmental impact, the Dicksons lead eco-rafting trips throughout the year on the Skagit, Sauk, and Queets Rivers to fish for steelhead, cutthroat trout, and salmon with scales made of gold. For more adventurous clients, Mike and Dennis guide winter fly-fishing trips for tarpon on the flats of the Caribbean and lead three-day campouts on the Grande Ronde River. Additionally, scenic rafting tours bring visitors up close to wildlife such as eagles. The Dicksons also run a virtual fly shop, where they sell their own line of equipment.
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