I really like Petsmart, and have found myself going out of my way to shop there, especially because of the new PetPerks program. It gives discounts on certain items.
I have 3 cats and like to buy them a special food not available at the supermarket. I can always find it in stock at Petsmart and my kids love walking around the store and seeing all the cats, fish, birds and reptiles that are for sale.
Sometimes it's hard to leave without buying one of those animals!
My 5 year old son loves getting his haircut at cartoon cuts so much, he won't let me take him anywhere else.
The women who work there may not speak much English but they are very good at what they do. My son loves playing the video game, if there's a wait. (There ususally is on the weekend). Then he sits perfectly still watching a cartoon or movie on the t-v set in front him while getting his hair cut.
We like Cartoon Cuts so much, we recently took his younger brother to get his first haircut there too!
Living in South Florida, it's important to have a trust worthy and reliable air conditioning repair company and Costa Air Conditioning is it!
Despite a small language barrier, his repair man are fast, efficient and are somehow, always available when you need them in a hurry.
Prices are not outrageous, no gouging here.
I would highly recommend this A/C company to anyone in South Florida who needs to keep cool.
Simply put, I love Parrot Jungle Island. Not only are there beautiful, colorful and sometimes loud parrots for me and my kids to enjoy but the other animals and activities provide a day of fun! There's a terrific "big cat" show featuring tigers, tiger cubs, chimpanzees, orangutans and other exotic animals but my favorite is the Liger, a cross between a tiger and a lion. A superb and beautiful animal. There's a great reptlie show, if you're into alligators, crocodiles and giant snakes. Check out the world's biggest Crocodile called "The Crocosaurus" and of a great petting zoo and playground for the kids.
Don't forget to have a delicious lunch in their cafeteria, overlooking flamingo lake, filled with beautiful pink flamingos!
PROS: Great day for the whole family
CONS: Paying for parking
You'll have a whale of a good time at the Miami Seaquarium.
The summer can be hot but if you go in the cooler months, kids of all ages will enjoy sharks, manatees, sea lions, and Lolita the Killer Whale. The Whale show is highly recommended and my kids always love it! But try and stay dry.
For the younger set, there's a great Pirate themed playground but bring a change of clothes for the kids because there's water involved.
PROS: Great fun for the entire family
Simply put, I love Metrozoo and would go all the time, since I live right down the street, but the summer heat makes it a bit unbearable. The zoo does provide cooling water misters throughout the park but sometimes that's not enough. During the cooler months though, what a treat for my kids and myself.
My personal favorite, the tiger habitat.
When it's cooler, the animals are much more active and you can see a lot more.
The concessions could be better and I hear they are upgrading them.
While I've never eaten inside the restaurant, my family orders from Rotelli's for delivery often, and it never disappoints.
They have delicious pizza for the kids and speciality dishes that the discriminating tastes of my Italian in-laws actually enjoy.
The delivery is fast and they have weekly delivery specials as well.
My second son has been attending Kids' Corner since he was 4 months old. Now, at nearly 20 months, he couldn't be happier. Since day 1, the daycare providers he has had, have been top notch and extremely hands-on and loving. Which is important to me. He loves all the teachers he's had and he's in his 3rd classroom now. The older toddlers. Management is happy, friendly and extremely accomodating. I would highly recommend this daycare and preschool center.
PROS: Close to my work in Doral
When I started Weight Watchers, I not only wanted to loose weight but also get in shape so I joined Curves in Countrywalk. It's conveniently close so no excuses not to go and workout (although I've managed to find a few). Anyway, It's not too expensive, it's clean, it's great for beginners, the staff is friendly and are knowledgeable about the equipment in the gym. It gets a little loud at times with the music and it's not always music I like but ususally, if you ask them to change it, they will.
So far, Curves and Weight Watchers has helped me lose 18 pounds and 10 inches overall. I plan to continue!
When you are on the go and in a hurry, like I always am, finding time to get a manicure and pedicure is nearly impossible. So when I find myself in the neighborhood of Sunset Nails, it's nice to know you can just "walk-in" without an appointment and get a great job done on your nails without the high price of a fancy salon. The staff is friendly, the shop is clean, and bright and they even have a plasma screen tv on the wall for your viewing pleasure.