Kiholo Bay on the Big Island of Hawaii is about a 2.8 mile round trip hike from the parking area on the main highway. You can see Kihol Bay from the ‘Scenic Area’ on highway 19, near the 82 mile marker. Kiholo Bay is a great place to see sea turtles. Bring you mask and snorkel and enjoy the incredible tide pool that has a very discernible and visible mixter of layers of fresh and salt water.
Heather Lake is located in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State. This hike to Heather Lake is about a 4.6 mile round trip from the parking area and has an elevation gain of just over 1,000 feet (305m), with the highest point on the trail being around 2,430 feet (741m). As as note, this is a very popular hike on weekends so if you are able, try to hike it during the mid-week, it will be worth it to have the lake all to yourself.
This is the Rotunda of the Parliament Building in Victoria, B.C. Canada. Construction on the new Parliament Buildings began in 1893, with various additions completed between 1913 and 1920. The cost of all the construction is reported to be just over $2 million. The style of the Parliament Buildings has been described as “free classical,” Renaissance and Romanesque. Rattenbury designed the building to feature, whenever possible, the raw materials of the Province of British Columbia.
On May 22, 2004, Interaction, a contemporary Coast Salish sculpture by Native artist Susan A. Point (b. 1952), is unveiled at the Port of Friday Harbor’s Fairweather Park on San Juan Island. The monumental carved and painted cedar-house-post sculpture is “the first public acknowledgement of the island’s tribal heritage” (Walker) and represents a healing chapter in local history. Located just above the harbor near the Washington State Ferry landing, the house posts stand as Portals of Welcome.
Thank you to, References: and Barbara Marrret.

Hardwick’s Hardware is a Seattle Icon. As the saying goes, “If Hardwick’s doesn’t have it you probably don’t need it.” Located in the ‘U’ District of Seattle since 1938, Hardwick’s is a place to visit even if you have you have nothing you ‘need’.