The helpful handymen at Hayden Ace Hardware and Ritzville Ace Hardware provide patrons with quality goods at quotable prices. Pick up an ax ($19.99), a smoke detector ($15.99), a whole bunch of screws, anchors, and bolts (prices vary), and you'll be ready to chop your own firewood and safely mount it on your wall. Gas cans ($11.99 each) and plastic swimming pools ($14.99) provide plenty of space to stash 20 pounds of bird food ($8.99) for the winter, and key-copying services ensure easy access to the goods for all members of the family. For guests looking to match paint to a favorite coverlet or pleather recliner, most Ace stores also offer a paint-matching service free of charge.
One of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of paints in the Pacific Northwest, Parker Paint has been sprucing up interiors and exteriors since 1945. The company has evolved over the years to keep up with the latest advancements in painting technology. Among the multi-hued fruits of this evolution are weather-ready exterior paints, whose modern formulas scoff at the elements and prove ideal for realistic yet unflattering outdoor murals of the neighbors. With more than 1,600 shades to choose from, painters will find it nearly impossible to settle, like a bowl of jello during an earthquake. Luckily, customers can take advantage of the handy virtual decorator to narrow their choices and forecast what color schemes should be applied to which room, such as aquamarine themes for the exotic-fish room, bright primary colors for the inflatable fire escape, and a variety of yellows for a basement filled with antique butter churns.
The dynamic waters of the Yakima River offer a range of experiences for rafters, and whether they're hoping for a challenging afternoon or a leisurely paddle with the family, they'll find the trip for them at Rill Adventures. Different legs of the river make for varying levels of rapids, so outings can be tailored to suit beginner and experienced rafters alike. Rafts, inflatable kayaks, pontoons, and tubes are all available for the outings, and fishermen can rent fly-fishing gear for self-guided excursions along the river, where rainbow trout can grow up to 20 inches long in the water and three feet long in the story of catching them.