ISSUE NO. 26
OUR COMMUNITY RALLIES AROUND
Q&A WITH EDDIE REDMAN
PRESIDENT OF GRAND EVENT RENTALS
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love starts with you
CONGRATULATIONS! WE ALL MADE IT THROUGH THE FIRST
MONTH OF THE NEW YEAR. As February has arrived, with it comes
the holiday we all equate to romance, roses and … love—Valentine’s
But this year, as we continue to embark on new journeys, take this
month as an opportunity to focus on not only the love you show
others, but yourself.
Self-love is too often overlooked. But if we don’t nurture our own
bodies, minds and spirits, exemplifying love for ourselves, how can
we possibly extend love to those around us?
In this issue, we have put together content that focuses on self-care
and how important it is that we dedicate time for ourselves. The
happier we are with ourselves and our own lives, the easier it is to
extend that joy beyond ourselves and share it with those we care for.
There are many things surrounding us on a daily basis that are out
of our control, yet we have complete control over how we treat
This month, it’s up to you to choose how you celebrate life and
love. Whether you treat yourself to solo dinner or a spa day, spend
Valentine’s weekend with your significant other or family, or opt to
surround yourself with your dearest friends, love will always be in the
air wherever you go—as long as you’re dedicating time and attention
to loving yourself first.
Speaking of love, we’re sure you’ll love reading this month’s articles,
as we highlight the Pierce County Restaurant Rally, the history of
the Rialto and Pantages theaters over the years, our Q&A with Eddie
Redman and so much more!
May love fill your life not just on Valentine’s Day but every day.
PIERCE COUNTY RESTAURANT
RALLY: OUR COMMUNITY
Q&A WITH EDDIE REDMAN:
PRESIDENT OF GRAND
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Create A New Look in Your Kitchen or Bath: It’s as
simple as replacing your hardware
Be Good To Yourself: Strategies for self-love
Q&A with Eddie Redman: President of Grand
HEALTH & LIFESTYLE
The latest tips and trends about living a healthy,
Pierce County Restaurant Rally: Our community
rallies around local restaurants
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Both Change and Challenges are Nothing New
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Pantages over the years
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sneak peek into February ...
ISSUE NO. 26
OUR COMMUNITY RALLIES AROUND
SpaceX: Major milestones reached, supported by the
expertise of Northwest native
Events in February you don’t want to miss!
Shepherd’s Pie: A savory yet healthy take on this
TRAVEL & LEISURE
Park City, Utah: A flight in the morning and hitting the
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Q&A WITH EDDIE REDMAN
PRESIDENT OF GRAND EVENT RENTALS
About The Cover
ON THIS MONTH’S COVER OF 253 LIFESTYLE
MAGAZINE, WE FEATURE EDDIE REDMAN, PRESIDENT
OF GRAND EVENT RENTALS. This family run business is
well-known throughout the area, not only for the grand
events they have been a part of, but more importantly,
how they have come to the rescue of local businesses
Cover photo by Samantha Elise Tillman.
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Create A New Look
in Your Kitchen or Bath
IT’S AS SIMPLE AS REPLACING YOUR HARDWARE
BY NIKKI LUTTMAN, INTERIOR DESIGNER
ne of the quickest and easiest ways to update a tired kitchen or bath is with the addition or change of cabinetry hardware.
It seems like a small thing, but often small changes can make a big impact. If you have a house that was built in the early
2000s, you may have a kitchen full of the ubiquitous “golden oak” cabinets. Popular through the 1980s and 1990s, here
in the Northwest and beyond, the golden oak era reigned supreme well into the new millennium, as some builders were
slower to pick up on new trends.
If your cabinetry is in good shape, but just looks a little dated, switching or adding hardware will update your look. If your cabinets are
newer, but lack hardware, I recommend adding it ASAP. Hardware—cabinet handles and pulls—extends the life of your cabinetry by
protecting it from greasy fingers and dirt, but also from fingernails, which are particularly harmful to the finish on painted cabinets.
Cabinetry hardware is one of the most fun—but also daunting—finishes to choose for your home. There are so many options
available in both finishes and style that it can be difficult to choose. Just remember, with this element of your home, go for function
in your most used spaces, like kitchens or master baths, and have a little more fun in places that require less use, like a powder bath
or wet bar.
For finish ideas, look to your existing light fixtures. Do you have oil-rubbed-bronze (ORB) pendant lights in the kitchen? Then ORB
or black hardware might be the right choice for your cabinetry hardware. Satin nickel vanity light in your bathroom? Satin nickel
or pewter might work for your cabinetry. However, that said, mixing metal finishes is usually just fine! One of my favorite kitchens
included copper pulls on the painted dark gray perimeter of the kitchen, and black pulls on the cherry wood island. It made for a fun
and playful contrast, but also balanced out the two looks.
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My advice is to go to a showroom and take a look at the hardware in
person. Wrap your hand around the pulls and knobs that you like to make
sure they are comfortable in your hand. If you still aren’t sure, purchase
one piece to take home to see how it looks in your space. Remember,
if you are replacing hardware, then it is easiest to match your existing
drilled holes in your cabinet. Bring an existing pull with you to make
sure you are getting the right size. It can be trickier to measure these than
you might think, so making sure they match exactly is an important step.
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Strategies For Self-Love
By Taylor Shillam
February, the month so often associated with
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love back to yourself.
It’s often easier to give love away than to receive love,
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While you’re connecting with loved ones this month,
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Listen to yourself. Self-love starts with the way you
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speak to someone you care about, it’s time to shift
Changing the tone of your inner dialogue to be
kinder and more uplifting can quickly help you feel
more loved and inspired. Thoughts are powerful
foundations that shape your outlook. Be intentional
in building a healthy foundation for yourself.
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Part of loving yourself is
celebrating all of the incredible
things your body does for you
In addition to positive thoughts, take regular inventory of your
mental and physical well-being. Take note if you’re feeling stressed,
overwhelmed, tired or in a rut—all signs to slow down, recharge
Pay just as much attention when you feel uplifted, recharged
and positive, so you can spend more time on what ignites those
feelings in you.
Treat your body like the valuable vessel it is. Part of loving
yourself is celebrating all the incredible things your body does for
you each day. Prioritizing care for the most valuable vessel you’ll
ever have is a critical component of self-love.
Keep mood-boosting endorphins flowing by identifying the forms
of movement that make you feel good and doing them on a regular
basis. Your muscles, joints and happy hormones will thank you for
the regular breath of fresh air.
Daily consumption of the whole foods that energize and fuel
you, while including the foods you love and crave, encourages a
balanced, sustainable approach to fueling your body.
When you eat well and move often in a healthy balance, it doesn’t
take long to start glowing from the inside out.
Nourish healthy relationships. Pay attention to the people
who make you feel more loved, more appreciated and more like
yourself. Healthy relationships can boost your self-love, simply
through the love you receive from those key people in your life.
Whether that circle is large or small, quality is what matters most.
On the flip side, identify the relationships that don’t serve you.
Take the time to identify toxic relationships that could be in
your life—relationships that feel one-sided, bring more negative
qualities than positive, or that you’ve simply outgrown.
Prioritizing yourself can mean re-prioritizing who you spend your
time and energy on by setting healthy boundaries or stepping away
from the relationships that keep you from your best, happiest self.
Leave your comfort zone. Fill yourself with confidence and
cultivate a healthy level of self-trust by taking a step outside your
comfort zone. Give yourself the opportunity to get spontaneous,
try something new, and let go—you can learn a lot about yourself
when you let yourself get uncomfortable. An opportunity to be
vulnerable can be scary but will give you the opportunity to grow
and the powerful knowledge that you can make it to the other side
of an uncomfortable situation.
The first step doesn’t have to be big. It can be as small as taking
yourself to dinner or exploring a new place. Other highly doable
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options include taking up a new hobby, attending an event on your
own, starting a conversation with a stranger or sharing your feelings
with someone. Get creative—and get closer to yourself in the process.
Get to know yourself. Never stop learning about yourself. Every step
you take toward identifying your goals, your values, what you love in
life and what you want from it takes you closer to your happiest, most
Spend time with yourself, whether it’s a few minutes of daily journaling
or meditation, or taking a solo adventure. The more you show up for
yourself and learn about yourself, the more you’ll have to love.
Identify what you’re good at—and do more of it. Doesn’t it feel
great to be a master at something? Ignite your self-esteem by using
your talents, whether it’s making a recipe you’ve perfected, playing
a sport you love or exercising your creativity. Playing to your talents
can quickly boost your mood and bring you back to more of what you
love about yourself.
Celebrate yourself. Life has inevitable ups and downs that shape who
we are. Self-love includes loving every part of yourself—your flaws,
mistakes and times of challenge—and accepting them as opportunities
for growth and strength.
So, celebrate who you are: your wins, your losses, the experiences
you’re proud of and the lessons you’ve learned. Every piece of your
path matters, and it’s important to recognize how far you’ve come.
As you enjoy February’s focus on love, remember to give some back
to yourself. Love takes many forms, but one you always keep with you
should cultivate your most important relationship: the relationship
you have with yourself.
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OUR COMMUNITY RALLIES AROUND LOCAL RESTAURANTS
BY RACHEL KELLY
In November, date night got that much better during
the countywide Restaurant Rally. Patrons (decked
out in their COVID best), received 30 percent off
their tickets just for ordering through one of the 300
participating restaurants. Restaurants, in turn, received
a 50 percent refund of each ticket. The hope being that
each restaurant would be propelled out of their recent
hardships. And it seemed to be working! Some restaurants
were reporting high numbers of solid income along with
Then the gavel fell. During the last three days of the rally,
new restrictions were announced that prohibited indoor
dining. Some restaurants rushed to buy heaters for their
patios, while others (without patios) fell back on takeout.
The county responded quickly, unanimously voting to
double the minimum reimbursement amount of all tickets
ordered during the rally. The first week of the rally tallied a
reimbursement of $3.16 million in sales, and $3.22 million
the second week. An additional $311,000 was refunded
after the raising of the minimum reimbursement.
Overall, the rally brought in new or hesitant customers,
boosted the local economy and bolstered participating
restaurants with much-needed income. A third of the
restaurants were owned by people of color, and another
37 percent by women. The website dedicated to a listing
of participating restaurants received over 40,000 hits in
the first week. And through a combination of language
interns, advertisement and in-person visits, a variety of
cuisines were incorporated in the rally. Though there were
many restaurants who opted out for various reasons, and
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some opted in on the second week, it’s safe to say that the rally was a
success. It achieved what it set out to do.
As successful as the rally was in November, it was never meant as a
solution. It was meant to rally—and rally it did. Our community has
rallied, and rallied, and will continue to rally around our struggling local
restaurants. Thriving local business contributes to local people, playing
in a back-and-forth banter that benefits all involved. Our local business
is made up of our local neighbors, and when they thrive, so do we. In
our food we see a reflection of memory, comfort and safety. We celebrate,
relax, relate and ruminate in restaurants. We share banter and laughter;
we meet new people and connect with old friends. It would be a sad sight
to see our neighborhoods lose these places of belonging; places where
our neighborhoods come together.
So where do we go from here? How do we preserve our local small
businesses? What’s next in store, not just for the physical health of our
community but for our mental, emotional, social and economic health?
Partly, the next step is up to the governor and other state officials, who
have released a 2021 plan for safely opening up. I’m sure you’ve spent as
much time pouring over the plan as I have, so there’s no need to rehash it
here. However, arguably, the larger step is to be made by us. What comes
next is up to you and me. It is our turn to rally.
There are practical ways to do that. The first step being to look around.
What restaurant is struggling in your area? Which restaurant is new?
Which is old? Do
they deliver? What
about takeout? Do
they have outdoor
or indoor dining?
What times are
BUSINESS IS MADE
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UP OF OUR LOCAL
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in what goes WHEN THEY THRIVE,
on in your
SO DO WE.
makes where you
are a better, safer
place to live. Not just that, but it reminds us all that
here, we’re together. Here, we’re safe. Here, we can
laugh. Here, we can live and eat every day. Here, we’re a community.
The second step would be to get involved. Join in on the conversation.
There is a lovely little (large) Facebook group dedicated to dining in
Pierce County full of foodies with recommendations and tips on local
hideaways. There are local Instagrams dedicated to local food. There
are local nonprofits and community organizations dedicated to local
business and economic renewal. And if you’re not sure where to start,
there’s always a lot going on at the Pierce County committee and council
meetings. It’s online, with each meeting publicly listed ahead of time on
the calendar. We are a county dedicated to its people, and without the
voices of its people, it doesn’t thrive.
The third step is simple: Be generous. It’s true that right now our capacity
to give might be limited. Actually, it’s very likely that we’re all a bit limited
right now. However, there is always something. We are generous with
our time, the moments that we give each other as we go through our
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day. We are generous with our grace, we allow each other an extra
measure. Accounting for each other’s hardship. In the context
of our neighborhood restaurants, we have the opportunity to be
generous with our money. A little budgeted bit of money set aside
to be spent at the local eatery, tip always accounted for. If eating
out is normally a regular part of our life, then it still can be. It
just might require a little more creativity (and bundling up) than
And restaurants are willing to help us along. Not only are there
many restaurants doing takeout, but there are also several
different eateries and bars that are holding outside or sidewalk
dining. As a member of my community, and local Pierce County
foodie Facebook groups, I can account for over 60 eateries with
heated and tented outdoor spaces. More recently I went out in the
driving rain to meet a close friend over wine. We huddled in our
jackets next to a live flame, with a tent dividing us from the street.
It’s true that the tent buckled. The cars were loud. The weather
was intimidating. The sidewalk was busy. However, the food was
delicious. And the company! Life sustaining. Something I’m sure
we all could use a little bit of right now.
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LIKE MANY LOCAL
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NONPROFITS, BUT THE
ONE THAT IS DEAREST TO
HIS HEART IS BEHIND THE
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Eddie Rogers Redman, president of Grand
Event Rentals, comes from a long line
of Washington pioneers. His great great
grandfather, John Rankin Rogers, was the third
governor of Washington state. His claim to fame
was signing the bill establishing public schools
in the state. His great grandfather, Edwin Rogers,
founded the Rogers Company in Tacoma and was
one of the founders of the Puyallup Fair. You can
still find tins of School Boy Peanut Butter made by
the company on collector websites.
Grand Event Rentals is a family business. Eddie’s
86-year-old father is the operations manager, and
his oldest daughter, Jillian Musolf, serves as his office
manager. Youngest daughter Brenna Redman is a
talented event specialist, while son Kyle pitches in
on his summer breaks from college. Eddie’s former
spouse Kathy is also a partner in the business.
Like many local businesses, Redman supports a
variety of nonprofits, but the one that is dearest
to his heart is Behind the Badge Foundation. The
nonprofit serves the survivors after an officer has
died or suffered serious injury. The foundation
provides comprehensive support to Washington
state’s law enforcement agencies, their families
and the local community. This includes immediate
funeral and living expenses for the family, and
scholarships for families to attend grief support
services. The group also manages the State Law
Enforcement Memorial in Olympia by maintaining
it and adding new names. In September 2020,
when a wildfire burned the town of Malden to the
ground, Eddie and his crew provided support. They
donated the use of their trucks and provided tables
and chairs to help support recovery efforts.
Despite the continuing pandemic, Grand Event
Rentals has found unique ways to stay afloat while
supporting their local community.
Q. With the COVID-19 pandemic
restricting events and gatherings, what
creative things have you done to keep your
business afloat in these trying times?
A. We were considered an essential
business, so we never closed, although we
did have a small staff answering phones and
delivering orders. We set up some tents at
various hospitals, drive-through test sites,
and currently we have tents at restaurants,
bars, wineries, churches, gyms and some
government sites. We also created some
special COVID-19 products and support
items. We also follow and design all the
COVID-19 protocols for our clients and our
Q. Can you share with our readers how
you got your start with events for the
A. Throughout the years I have done some
major events with some major event people
and was asked to work first for the Atlanta
Summer Games and then again for the Salt
Lake Winter Games. The Olympics are just
a really big special event with some sports
equipment thrown in the mix. LOL!
Q. You have been a part of some of the
state’s major events. Which was the most
memorable for you?
A. Actually, I have more than one. The
Goodwill Games was the first major
international sporting event to take place in
our region. There were over 2,300 athletes
from 54 countries competing in 21 sports.
We provided all event sites with all their
The Museum of Flight received an A-12,
which was the early version of the SR-71
Blackbird. I personally worked directly
with the Museum of Flight in building
and designing a cover for the entire plane.
Four Air Force lieutenants were standing at
attention under the cover and red up lights
and a fog machine were added for effect. It
was incredible to watch as the cover flowed
off the plane.
The Grand Opening of Benaroya Hall
was all in a tent with a complete floor and
carpet built directly in the street next to
the hall, and it extended the entire block to
accommodate the full sit-down dinner for
more than 400 people. It went up in one day
and down the next.
Mt. Rainier’s 100th Anniversary was just
an honor to help showcase a park that our
nation had the ability to preserve and set
aside for many generations. Being in the
park after dark was an amazing experience
that few get to see.
The Special Olympics USA Games were held
all over the Puget Sound region and involved
4,000 athletes and coaches from 50 states
and the District of Columbia competing in
Q. The Pacific Northwest is known for its
changing weather. What are your tips for
having a great outdoor event?
A. Plan for everything, especially the rain,
and then be pleasantly surprised. Bathrooms,
trash, parking and power, you always need
to plan for these. We have so many beautiful
sites in this state. Use them.
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BOTH CHANGE & CHALLENGES ARE NOTHING NEW FOR
TACOMA’S HISTORIC THEATERS
The Rialto and Pantages over the years
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The stages may be dark, and auditorium seats empty, but
Tacoma’s Rialto and Pantages theaters have overcome
closures and catastrophes dozens of times throughout their
100-plus years serving the South Sound community. Both
theaters, opened at the height of the Spanish Flu pandemic, have
survived the Great Depression, ownership changes, major renovations
and much more, as they have become the cornerstones of downtown
The Rialto Theater, built in the Beaux-Arts style, was opened by John S.
Baker and H. F. Moore on September 7, 1918. Considered “the ultimate
photoplay house,” Tacoma’s Rialto was part of a national movie house
chain, showing early films and occasional one-person vaudeville acts.
As a result, the stage space, orchestra pit and dressing rooms were
at a bare minimum—creating an intimacy that remains to this day.
The lobby was also considerably smaller than the current iteration; a
fact many patrons may find surprising given the original capacity of
1,500 was more than double the present seating availability. The Rialto
resembles Vienna’s Redoutensaal, the first “shoe box” shaped orchestral
hall. Much of the original ornate plaster decoration—particularly the
eagles and cherubs—remain in good shape today and are the original
pieces. The eagles over the organ chambers were patriotic additions in
tribute of America’s involvement in World War I.
The theater underwent a major remodel in the 1950s to incorporate
an onsite concessions area. Prior to that, candy and other items were
purchased in adjacent stores (Rialto Candy Shop, for example).
Storefronts used to be located on the 9th Street side of the building
but were removed and plastered over with stucco. Most of the interior
space once utilized by these stores was redesigned to accommodate
much-needed restrooms and backstage dressing facilities.
After ownership of the Rialto Theater was transferred to the City of
Tacoma, the 1991 restoration and renovation took only seven months
to accomplish, at a cost of $2.12 million. The Rialto re-opened to the
public on October 3, 1991.
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Tacoma’s Pantages Theater has been an
icon of the South Sound community for
more than 100 years. Built on a block that
was once the site of a saloon, Tacoma’s first
library and Tacoma’s first department store,
it was the fifth theater added to Tacoma’s
thriving Theater District. Businessman
Alexander Pantages built the first Tacoma
Pantages Theater at the corner of 9th and
Pacific. Eventually, he moved up the hill
to 9th and Broadway when he convinced
entrepreneur William Jones to back the
building of a new office building/theater
complex on the site of the former Gross
Pantages, a self-made entertainment
tycoon, first made his mark in the Yukon
during the Alaskan Gold Rush. There,
he met and entered into a business and
romantic relationship with “Klondike”
Kate Rockwell, one of the legendary figures
of that era. Flush with capital (much of it
Rockwell’s, taken without her consent),
Pantages built one of North America’s
largest vaudeville circuits. To build his
Tacoma theater, Pantages called on the
services of Benjamin Marcus Priteca, a
prominent Seattle architect and innovative
designer who was responsible for the
lasting beauty and superb acoustics of the
The team of Pantages and Priteca worked
together from 1911 to 1936, building
theaters all over the West—an almost
perfect merging of interests and talents.
Pantages employed classical Greek
architectural motifs to highlight his own
Greek heritage. Tacoma’s Pantages is
designed in a Greco-Roman style. The
elaborate plaster work and filigree not
only add to the grandeur of the house but
serve an important acoustical function
as well, absorbing extraneous sound to
create crisp, clear resonance within the
hall. Construction began in 1916, and the
new Pantages Theater, the second of the
Pantages chain, opened in January 1918.
The Tacoma Pantages served as a live theater for only eight years before being converted to a
moviehouse and being sold to RKO Pictures (headed by Joseph P. Kennedy), at which time the
name was changed to The Orpheum. In 1932, the theater was purchased by Will Conner of
Tacoma and was known as the Roxy until the 1980s, when its original name was reestablished as
the Pantages Theater. A proposal to restore the Pantages as part of a revitalized downtown area
led to the restoration beginning in 1978 after the city bought the theater. On February 12, 1983,
the Pantages Theater officially reopened. Today it is the oldest of the Pantages Theaters still in
The theaters continue to play a major economic and cultural role in downtown Tacoma’s Theater
District. They are home to eight resident arts organizations: Northwest Sinfonietta, Puget Sound
Revels, Symphony Tacoma, Tacoma Arts Live, Tacoma City Ballet, Tacoma Concert Band,
Tacoma Opera, Tacoma Youth Symphony and Tacoma School of the Arts. Information on each
organization, and links to their events and websites, can be found at TacomaArtsLive.org.
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THE POWER OF BREATH
Simple practices with big impacts
BY SARAHLYNN M. ETTA, YOGA AND MEDITATION TEACHER
One of the most accessible, affordable, and yet most powerful
tools we have available for self-care, is with us every moment
of every day. Deep breathing calms and regulates the nervous
system, and helps the body return to homeostasis. Yet many of
us are stuck in shallow breathing patterns!
The Benefits of Breath
Engaging in regular breathing exercises may help to:
• Improve mood and support mood regulation
• Improve focus and enhance memory
• Decrease anxiety and alleviate the symptoms of stress
• Improve sleep quality
• Support the immune system
• Improve digestion
• Decrease pain sensitivity
• Boost energy and improve metabolism
• Improve lung capacity and exercise stamina
• Improve cardiovascular fitness and blood pressure
Deep abdominal breathing stimulates the vagus nerve. High vagal tone is
correlated with improved physical and psychological well-being, improved
cognitive function, improved mood, improved glucose regulation, reduced
inflammation, and the ability to regulate the nervous system and cope with
stressors. Stimulating the vagus nerve also improves heart rate variability,
which further increases your resilience to stress.
Mindfulness is the act of observing what is. Just breathing naturally, using
the breath as a focal point for the thoughts, creates positive changes in the
Try this: Sit or lie comfortably. Make no effort to control your breath; simply
focus your attention on the sensations that arise with each inhalation and
exhalation. Notice the movement of your body as you breathe.
Observe your chest, shoulders, rib cage and belly. Set a timer for two to 10
minutes. When your mind wanders, return your focus to your breath.
To reap the maximum benefits for both mind and body, engage in an
intentional breathing practice. This involves consciously changing the
rhythm, pattern or depth of the breath, and different exercises have different
Try this: Sitting at the edge of a chair, find a tall posture and relaxed
shoulders. Breathe in and out fully through the nose. Count the length of
your inhale and the length of your exhale. Begin to deepen each inhale,
adding an additional second or two in length. Begin to slow your exhale, so
it is slightly longer than your inhale.
Consider adding a brief hold of the breath. At the top of your inhale (when
lungs are completely full), hold the breath for two to three seconds. At the
bottom of your exhale (with lungs empty), hold two to three seconds if
Set a timer for two to 10 minutes. Continue long, slow inhales and exhales
through the nose, with or without breath retention.
How Much is Enough?
Try to practice at least a few minutes every day! Choosing the same time(s)
and place(s) every day will help form a habit.
If you can, strive for the The “365 Method”—at least three times a day,
breathe at a rhythm of six cycles per minute (five seconds inhaling, five
seconds exhaling). Breathe this way for five minutes. And do this every day,
365 days a year!
Sarahlynn Etta is owner, movement educator and meditation guide at Maitri
Movement & Massage. For more breathing exercises, or to sign up for a
workshop, please visit MaitriMovement.com/breath.
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After moving to Gig Harbor five years ago with his
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in the area for a compassionate pediatric dentist. It
didn’t take long for him to address this issue, as he
introduced The Kids’ Dentist Gig Harbor to the community.
Since opening in September of 2018, he and his staff continue to
keep their young patients smiling.
“Dr. Brian loves working with kids and trying to make going to
the dentist a fun and magical experience,” says Monica Anucinski,
According to Dr. Brian, creating a positive dental experience
starts from the moment a child walks in the front door, from the
artwork to the friendly greeting. “We designed the office to have
a whimsical and magical feel that makes kids think it’s time to
play,” he shares. “A relationship of trust comes from letting kids
have a chance to feel like this is their time. We like to think that
we are some of the best at making a child’s dental appointment
feel special. This hasn’t changed for us even during the pandemic.”
At The Kids’ Dentist, patients and their parents are welcomed in
a warm, friendly, fun environment. Providing pediatric care for
children and teens, Dr. Brian and his staff provide preventative
care, cleanings, sealants, fillings, restorative treatment, exams,
and tongue and lip tie evaluations. The dentistry has sedation
options available and works closely with local orthodontists to
best treat orthodontic needs at the right time.
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With the current pandemic still facing
communities, The Kids’ Dentist has made it a
priority to ensure additional safety precautions
for their staff and patients. They have installed
air filtration systems in treatment rooms; air
throughout the clinic is filtered and replaced
every 10 to 15 minutes through their HVAC
system; glass barriers have been installed at the
front desk and hygiene area; and the staff wears
masks and gloves at all times, and wash and
sanitize their hands between each patient. “I’m
very proud at how well my staff strives to keep
themselves and our families safe,” says Dr. Brian.
When it comes to what Dr. Brian believes has
helped him in creating a successful dental office,
he credits his experienced and compassionate
staff, who shares his vision of creating a calming
and enjoyable experience for their patients, as
well as his parents, who set a wonderful example
of being a good father and the joy of working
“I think working with children takes a certain
optimism. This has not been lost due to
challenges we have met this year,” says Dr. Brian.
“Our child-friendly staff still laughs and jokes and
enjoys what we do. We also realize that many of
these kids have not seen friends and classmates
regularly. For that reason, we try our best to put a
smile on their face when they come in.
“Even with a mask on, you can help ease fears and
anxiety of the children and parents you meet.”
The team at The Kids’ Dentist takes pride in
their ability to help children, and their parents,
overcome the anxiety and fear that can sometimes
be associated with a trip to the dentist.
Their care for children extends beyond the doors
of the office, as Dr. Brian is a board member
for Backpack 4 Kids, which provides food for
children over the weekends and breaks—and
is important now more than ever during the
pandemic. Dr. Brian encourages those interested
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MAJOR MILESTONES REACHED, SUPPORTED BY
THE EXPERTISE OF NORTHWEST NATIVE
BY TAYLOR SHILLAM
Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, or SpaceX,
began with a billionaire’s dream of transporting humans to
Founded in the early 2000s by investor and business guru Elon
Musk, the forward-thinking company has been behind a number of
revolutionary firsts and major milestones in its first two decades as a
According to CNET, Musk’s venture into the realm of space was rooted
in the intention to buy a rocket as a publicity stunt to reignite the world’s
excitement for space. The vision that began with a plan to purchase a
Russian rocket turned into finding a way to build his own, with Musk’s
creation of SpaceX.
SpaceX is the only private company that has returned a spacecraft from
low-Earth orbit—and its achievements don’t stop there.
The company’s big victories began in 2008, when it became the first
privately funded group to put a payload in Earth’s orbit. Its Falcon 1
rocket orbited Earth for the first time on September 28 of that year,
paving the way for Falcon 9, it’s nine-engine version of the original
The first orbital class rocket capable of preflight, the Falcon 9 is a
reusable, two-stage rocket designed and manufactured for the reliable
and safe transport of payloads (meaning people, satellites or cargo,
typically measured in terms of weight) into Earth’s orbit and beyond.
The two-stage Falcon 9 rocket is unique in its ability to transport
its carrying load into orbit, then have its first stage return to Earth.
Traditionally, a rocket’s stages are due to the high amount of fuel required
to launch a rocket; once the first stage has emptied its fuel, it detaches
and returns to Earth, allowing the second stage to continue on without
the excess weight.
An orbital rocket that has been used to launch satellites for a number of
purposes and resupply the International Space Station, the Falcon 9 has
now flown over 80 missions.
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Weighing over 1.2 million pounds, the Falcon 9 is
nearly 230 feet tall and 12 feet in diameter. According to
SpaceX, the rocket’s nine engines are gradually throttled
near the end of first-stage flight, to limit acceleration as
the rocket’s mass decreases with the burning of fuel. The
engines are also used to decelerate the vehicle at landing
The rocket has four landing legs, made from state-ofthe-art
fiber placed symmetrically around the base of
the rocket to deploy just before landing.
The Falcon 9’s successful upright landing and recovery
in December 2015 was a major win for SpaceX, as that
first safe and successful landing paved the way for the
creation of the final version of Falcon 9: the Block 5
Falcon 9 rocket, designed to be refurbished for reuse of
up to 100 times.
According to Time, reusable, recoverable rocket stages
that can touch down on dry land have been a topic of
discussion for decades, with the goal to reduce costs and
bring speed to turnaround time, but SpaceX was the first
to successfully make the concept a reality.
SpaceX’s rockets are streamlined in terms of engine
design and production; helping to reduce costs and
outsourcing, as a majority of the company’s parts are
produced on its own factory floor.
Why the focus on reusability? It’s what allows SpaceX to
supply the most expensive parts of the rocket, in turn
driving down the cost of space access and potentially
breaking barriers to taking space travel further than it’s
The majority of rockets are designed to burn up on
reentry, but SpaceX rockets can withstand reentry, to
successfully return to Earth with the ability to fly again.
Most of the cost from launching a rocket comes from
building it; and historically, most rockets have only
flown one time. SpaceX believes that a fully, rapidly
reusable rocket is the required “pivotal breakthrough” to
substantially reduce the cost of space access.
According to SpaceX, a commercial airplane costs about
the same to build as the Falcon 9 rocket, but will typically
fly multiple times per day and conduct tens of thousands
of flights over its lifetime.
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With 108 total launches,
71 landings and 50
reflow rockets, SpaceX
continues to move
forward and innovate,
operating with their
chief mission in mind:
making humanity multiplanetary.
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By their logic, if following the commercial model,
a rapidly reusable space launch vehicle could
significantly reduce the cost of traveling to space.
Making any margin of progress in the realm of
rocketry is significant, and SpaceX is in the business
of redefining successful space transport.
In May of 2020, the company’s Crew Dragon capsule,
perched atop the Falcon 9 rocket, transported NASA
astronauts to space. Launching from the Kennedy
Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, it was
SpaceX’s first ever human-spaceflight launch. The
May 30, 2020 mission also marked the first U.S.
rocket launch with a crew of astronauts since 2011,
when the shuttle era came to an end.
Many of SpaceX’s earlier milestones led up to last
year’s successful launch.
In 2008, the Falcon 1 became the first privately
developed fuel rocket to reach the Earth’s orbit.
In 2012, the Dragon spacecraft became the first
commercial spacecraft to deliver cargo to and from
the International Space Station. Then in 2015,
the Falcon 9 rocket achieved the first-ever orbital
class rocket landing, delivering 11 communication
satellites to orbit.
It’s easy for successes within the realm of space
transport and rocketry to feel like tales from another
planet. However, a connection to the works of
SpaceX can be found closer to home in North Idaho
native Jacob Katz, a senior guidance and navigation
control engineer for the company.
Katz has been involved in many of SpaceX’s innovative
projects, including the Falcon 9 rocket. He will often
see missions through from start to finish, figuring
out the possibility of a proposed mission, designing
a vehicle’s trajectory, programming its software and
controlling its launch.
The 2003 Bonners Ferry High School graduate has
helped make possible the launch of several successful
missions on behalf of SpaceX. Katz graduated from
MIT, having studied aeronautics and astronautics
before joining the company.
Katz brought to SpaceX a unique background in both
software development and engineering. After a string
of unique internship opportunities including one
with Jeff Bezos’ Seattle-based company Blue Origin,
and successfully launching an international Robotics
league with his father as a PhD student, Katz quickly
became well-rounded in his field.
The Falcon 9 missions and milestones have garnered
a lot of media attention through the years, and Katz’s
expertise has supported him in being involved in
the navigation, trajectory and completion of several
Young aspiring scientists can find inspiration in
Katz’s success, a testament to the heights one can
reach with a passion for their craft and a dedication
to continue learning.
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Katz was raised by teachers and always wanted to learn more about the
mechanics of how things work. Recalling an impressive simulation of a
space shuttle crew mission in his fifth grade class, he remains thankful for
the teachers who invested their time in opening his eyes up to the world.
“It’s so valuable to support the school system,” Katz said, emphasizing
his gratitude for the opportunities he was provided by great educators he
encountered along the way to SpaceX—his father included.
Katz contributed to the two astronauts successfully landing with the first
flight of the Crew Dragon in May, and a second trip completed with four
astronauts in November 2020.
With 108 total launches, 71 landings and 50 reflow rockets, SpaceX
continues to move forward and innovate, operating with their chief mission
in mind: making humanity multi-planetary.
Musk, who has famously co-founded the major companies PayPal, Tesla
Motors, and solar energy company Solar City, had no formal training in
rocketry but has unsurprisingly found success with his creation of SpaceX,
which holds its own among established companies like Boeing.
Musk was the winner of this year’s Axel Springer Award, given by the
media and tech company to innovative personalities who generate change
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The award-winning founder has a big vision for the company, having shared at the awards broadcast that he believes
SpaceX can start sending humans to Mars by 2026, at the latest. Musk has discussed setting his sights on Mars on
several occasions, with many eager to find out if his estimated frame is realistic.
At a distance of about 140 million miles away, Mars is one of Earth’s closest neighbors. “It’s a little cold, but we can
warm it up,” SpaceX states on their website, describing the distance from Mars to the sun being about 1.5 times the
distance between the Earth and sun.
SpaceX plans to create a reusable transportation system capable of an orbit refueling and leveraging Mars’ natural
H20 and C02 resources to refuel on the surface of Mars. The company states they are working on the next generation
of fully reusable launch vehicles that will be the most powerful ever built, capable of carrying humans to the red
planet and other space bound destinations.
Today, the Starship, a combination of their Starship spacecraft and Super Heavy rocket, represents a “fully reusable
transportation system designed to carry both crew and cargo to Earth orbit, the Moon, Mars and beyond,” SpaceX
described, noting the vehicle’s ability to carry over 100 metric tons to Earth orbit.
Starship 8 successfully launched and landed on December 8, 2020, showing promise for the model’s future
To see SpaceX vehicles in action, visit SpaceX.com or the company’s YouTube channel for videos of each Falcon 9
and Falcon Heavy flights. Each launch is broadcast live online, with the launch schedule continuously updated on
the Twitter feeds of both SpaceX and Musk.
When innovative minds and revolutionary, forward-thinking technology are combined, there is truly no telling
what distances can be reached.
“It’s about believing in the future and thinking that the future will be better than the past,” Musk has said to describe
his vision. “And I can’t think of anything more exciting than going out there and being among the stars.”
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VALENTINE’S DAY RAFFLE TO BE HELD FEBRUARY 12
By Jillian Chandler
To celebrate the season, 253 Lifestyle Magazine’s sister publication,
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Each Saturday in February, and continuing through the end of
March, explore the outdoor art and architecture of the Museum of
Glass, the Chihuly Bridge of Glass and Thea Foss Waterway with
Museum of Glass’ education staff! Tours, which are available in three
different time slots (11am, 1pm and 3pm) last about 45 minutes
each and include little-known facts about the art and architecture
along the waterway. To register, visit MuseumofGlass.org/walkingtour.
The tours are $10 per person, with capacity limited to six per
tour. Participants are asked to meet at the Museum of Glass Store.
All ages are welcome.
23RD ANNUAL NEW YEAR CELEBRATION
The APCC Annual New Year Celebration is going virtual this year.
2021 has arrived, and to celebrate—virtually—the Asia Pacific
Cultural Center will be hosting their 23rd Annual Asia Pacific
New Year Celebration—featuring the Marshall Islands. Viewers
will be treated to live virtual entertainment from many countries
and cultures: Indonesia, Japan, China, Hawaii, Philippines, Korea,
Thailand, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Vietnam, Cambodia, Okinawa,
Micronesia, India, Tokelau, Burma, Taiwan, Pakistan, Tahiti, Laos,
Hmong, Mongolia, Singapore, Micronesia, Federated States and
more. The virtual six-day event is scheduled to kick off Monday,
February 8, starting at 11am, and will conclude on Saturday,
February 13. The live entertainment will be held online on Facebook
Live (Facebook.com/AsiaPacificCulturalCenter) and YouTube
(Bit.ly/APCC96YouTube). For a complete listing of the week’s
lineup, view the schedule on APCC96.org.
CULINARY DATE NIGHT IN: COOKING FOR TWO
Make it a date night with this cooking-for-two cooking class.
Have some fun while learning to make the perfect meal for two
with your special someone. You’ll learn how to pair foods and
learn new skills that will keep on giving. This class will be held via
Zoom from the Mobile Teaching Kitchen, sponsored by Regence
BlueShield. Registration for the class is $15 and can be done online
Login information will be sent via email prior to the class. The
Mobile Teaching Kitchen is a custom-built, 26-foot trailer featuring
room for a group of people to prepare and cook a variety of foods.
It was dedicated in March last year and is now used to host virtual
* Please note, as of press time, these events were still scheduled to take place
as planned. Due to the current health crisis, there is the possibility that event
schedules may change or events canceled completely. Be sure to visit event
websites to stay up to date with current information.
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Eat & Drink
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Recipe Courtesy of Tina VanDenHeuvel
You can follow Tina @madebetterforyou on Instagram
1 tbsp. avocado oil
2 tbsp. butter
2 lbs. ground beef
1 large onion
2 carrots, diced
3 celery stalks, diced
1 cup frozen peas
2 sprigs each rosemary and thyme
2 bay leaves
1 tbsp. tapioca starch
1 cup red wine
1 1/2 cups beef stock
2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp. tomato paste
For the topping:
1 large cauliflower
1/4 cup butter
1 tbsp. heavy cream
1/2 cup parmesan, shredded
• Heat 1 tablespoon avocado oil and 1 tablespoon butter in a large cast-iron pot set
over medium heat. Add the beef and cook until brown. When done, remove the
beef into a bowl from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside.
• Add the remaining tablespoon of butter to the pan and add onions, carrots, celery
and peas. Season with salt and sauté vegetables until tender—about 10 minutes.
Add the rosemary, thyme and tapioca starch and wine. Cook until wine has reduced
to half. Add beef stock, Worcestershire sauce and tomato paste. Cook until sauce
has reduced and thickened—about 20 minutes. Add in beef and simmer for 10
minutes. Pour into an oven-safe dish to cool.
• In a large pot, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add the cauliflower and cover with a
lid to allow cauliflower to steam. Cauliflower is done when pierced with a fork and
cauliflower is soft—about 15 minutes.
• Remove cauliflower from the pot into a high-powered blender. Add butter cream
and parmesan and blend until smooth.
• Top meat with cauliflower and bake in a 350˚F preheated oven for 30 minutes.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before serving.
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PARK CITY, UTAH
A FLIGHT IN THE MORNING AND HITTING THE SLOPES BY AFTERNOON
BY MARGUERITE CLEVELAND
Park City, Utah, is one of the best destinations in the United States to ski—especially if you need to fly here.
You can fly to Salt Lake City’s brand-new airport, which opened in September 2020. Its oversize baggage
claim utilizes state-of-the-art technology to deliver ski bags vertically, eliminating the wait for oversize
baggage. Accessing your rental car is a breeze with an entrance to the parking garage near the baggage
claim. Arrive in the morning, and after a short 35-minute drive to Park City, you can hit the slopes the same day.
Park City really does live up to its reputation as a premier winter vacation destination. Alaska Airlines offers nonstop
flights from Seattle and one-stop flights from Spokane. You can snag some great rates with their promotions.
Usually, hotels and resorts are fully booked six months out, but due to the pandemic you can still find availability
and some great rates.
When you exit Interstate 80 on your way into Park City, stop at the Kimball Junction Center, the main visitor center
for Park City. It’s a great spot to get recommendations for your visit as well as exclusive offers. They even have coffee.
Also in Kimball Junction is an outlet mall and shopping.
Where to Stay
Park City offers a variety of lodging types in all price points. The Sheraton Park City offers a centrally located
property and is a good fit for families. The complimentary shuttle does ski runs during the day to Park City
Mountain, and in the evening runs to Main Street for dining and shopping. Timbers Bar and heated patio offer a
complimentary après-ski appetizer and hot beverage each afternoon, and children are welcome. The indoor atrium
pool, hot tub and sauna hit the spot after a day of skiing.
For a truly luxury stay, head to the Deer Valley Resort to stay at the Stein Eriksen Lodge. The authentic European
lodge welcomes you from the moment you arrive with warm, crackling fireplaces and touches of Olympian Stein
Eriksen’s Norwegian heritage. With opulent dining, great ski-in/ski-out access and a high-end spa, the lodge truly
earns its Forbes Five-Star hotel and spa rating.
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One of the best places in the
“United States to ski
What to Do
People from all over the world flock to Park City for its famed dry powder snow,
so it is no surprise the premier winter activity is skiing at two renowned ski
resorts. Park City Mountain is the largest in the United States at over 7,300
acres. Deer Valley provides a luxury experience to their day guests. The pricey
lift tickets include free parking and complimentary ski storage, and they limit
the number of skiers on the mountain so there are no big crowds. Spread out
over six mountains, this is the place to go for uncrowded slopes. Both properties
have procedures in place for COVID-19, and you will be required to wear a
mask on the slopes. Purchase lift tickets in advance, and those with epic passes
must reserve their ski days.
Historic Main Street is the place to be for dining and shopping. It is located on
a hill, so wear shoes or boots with a good tread, as it can be slippery in the ice
and snow. Make sure to allow time to visit the Park City Museum. This museum
covers the early mining and skiing history, as well as the Sundance Festival.
Great imaginative interactive exhibits bring that history to life. Sit on a train
bench and watch historic videos from the “windows.” Experience being a miner
and set off TNT for a simulated explosion. This is not a large museum, but all
the space is well used. Adults and children alike will enjoy it.
Utah Olympic Park is just a short drive from downtown Park City and is worth
a visit. The main building houses two museums: the Alf Engen Ski Museum and
the Eccles Salt Lake 2002 Winter Games Museum. Admission is free to both.
Olympians from all over the world train and compete here, so you may have an
opportunity to see a competition. The museums have some fun simulators. One
lets you try your skill at ski jumping. There is also a Winter Bobsled Experience
where you hurtle down the Salt Lake 2020 Olympic Winter Games Sliding
Track with a professional pilot at the helm.
Where to Eat
Dining in Park City is a treat, and there is such a variety at all price points.
The Eating Establishment is located on Main Street and is a must for breakfast,
which you can order all day. They have an interesting take on traditional egg
dishes. Try the loaded baked potato omelet—it tastes as good as it sounds.
For a true splurge head up to the Stein Eriksen Lodge for their Alpenglobe experience.
It is like being inside a snow globe. The clear domes sit on the deck of
the Mountain Lodge and are climate controlled with a panoramic view of Deer
Valley. Absolutely stunning. For a less expensive option, come up and enjoy
breakfast at Glitretind. The Norwegian Potato and Bacon Pancake topped with
poached eggs, Jarlsberg cheese sauce and cranberries is a unique memorable
dish that makes it worth the drive to Deer Valley.
Chimayo is located on Main Street and is such a special place. The service is
impeccable, and the Southwestern décor and Mexican tile floor add a cozy feel.
The freshly baked bread is served with a house-made cilantro bread oil that
elevates this humble starter. At least one person at your table needs to order the
Crown Roast of Barbecue Spareribs. It is one of those dishes that arrives, and
everyone exclaims at the presentation. Caramelized chipotle-glazed spareribs
are rolled to give the appearance of a crown pork roast and filled with mashed
potatoes on a bed of hominy salpicon. Truly divine.
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The Silver Star Café is in the Silver Star Village. You’ll want to make dinner reservations, as it is very popular—
especially with the locals. The owners focus on their “four legs of our table”: great food, ambiance, service and
music (COVID-19 dependent). A must-try dish is the Pork Osso Bucco, which was featured on the Food Network’s
Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. This meal has a lot going on with coconut creamed corn, nestled around a locally
sourced pork shank, and topped with fresh tomatillo salsa, cotija cheese, cilantro and pork jus.
Two health notes: Park City has COVID-19 policies in effect to ensure your safety. Most restaurants are open for
indoor dining with limited capacity. Shops and attractions are open as well. You must wear a mask for most activities
and maintain social distancing of 6 feet. With an elevation range between 7,000 and 10,000 feet above sea level, you
may experience some altitude sickness for the first 48 hours if you come from lower levels. Some symptoms include
fatigue, headaches and nausea. The key is to drink lots of water, take it easy and avoid alcohol your first day or two.
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