Image Express is a great place to go and get your family photo updated. The prices are extremely reasonable and you get your pictures quickly. They have a number of different backgrounds and will wait while you change clothes or props. They are more than willing to do a pet portrait too. They are patient with your animal and make picture taking fun.
`The Beaverton Batting Cages are a good place to go and get some practice. If you have a rainout on practice day, take the team here to get in a little batting practice. The equipment isn't that great but the idea is to swing the bat a little so it serves its purpose. For $5.00 you can get in all the batting you need.
Malibu Raceway is a teenager's dream. They can get behind the wheel and let it rip, race their friends and then talk about it for months to come. The track is a lot of fun and the cars are in good shape. They have a load of video and arcade games inside, so bring your money. That is the only complaint that I have is that you are going to drop a load of money in a short amount of time.
Elizabeth Street offers items that you won't find in retail stores. Their clothes are beautiful but the prices are very high. When you buy something here you won't have to worry about going out and bumping into someone wearing the same ensemble you have on but they probably paid less for their outfit. The sales people are helpful and appear to be their own best customers. It would be hard to resist all the beautiful items if you spent all day looking at them.
Washington Square Mall really has it all. They are doing a massive addition that will make it one of the largest malls west of the Mississippi. The food court offers a variety of cuisines to feed every appetite. They offer the real upscale apparel but also have JC Penny and Sears. The parking is great with a newly added covered structure. Christmas at the mall is festive with decorations and beautiful local music. If you need to find a gift, it's got to be at Washington Square.
The Jade Sauna is a real treat. They have a sea salt room, steam room, and The Jade Room. These are all places where you can sweat it out and then take a part of their wonderful services. It is a woman only sauna so it is pretty open. You can't be nervous about leaving your clothes behind. They use mitts with loofah palms to scrub every inch of your body and then do a olive oil moisturizing massage. That's followed by a hot milk massage. Finished with a honey and olive oil facial. The entire process takes about 2 hours. It isn't the same as a deep tissue massage but it is a real experience.
If you go near the Nestle Toll House Cafe you've got to go in. The smell is so inviting. They offer delicious bars and cookies, plus ice cream and drinks. They have a peanut butter and chocolate bar that is out of this world. You can always grab a treat and head to Starbucks next door, too. Kids will love picking their treat out of the window!
The Rack has a large amount of inventory but I never seem to find what I'm looking for. I know people that swear by it and say they do all their shopping here so I realize I'm probably in the minority. It seems to me that the clothes are out of season and its pretty messy. The prices are reasonable. The jewelry department is the best part of the store, in my opinion. It's hard for jewelry to go "out of season".
We have used the Mariner Motel many, many times because it is clean and reasonably priced. When we go to the beach there is enough to spend your money on without spending it all on the motel. The Mariner has a nice swimming pool and the desk staff are delightful. It is close enough to walk to the boardwalk and far enough away that you don't hear the noise of downtown. It's a great motel.
I'm so sick of places that have the typical sales people. Carr Auto Group is no exception. I prefer not to be badgered when I go into look at a car and I don't like to be treated like I don't know what I'm doing. Of course Carr has a great selection but the prices are nothing special and the sales people are not the kind of people I care to deal with.