Coincidentally, this is also the day that Julia Archibold Holmes became the first woman to reach the top of Pikes Peak, in 1858. But Pike Street in Seattle is named for ditch-digger Harvey Pike, not explorer Zebulon. For a sketch and a story, please see Mountain Woman.
By sheer chance I stumbled across this B&B in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, a lovely old house run by two friendly, welcoming, and helpful women who, when they weren’t making delicious breakfasts or tracking down useful information for guests, were cleaning and vacuuming like crazy. I love B&Bs because (among other reasons) there are always interesting people to meet and talk with at the communal breakfast table.