United Auto is a fairly new business. But they are great! I travel to Greensboro, NC, on business a lot, and I have used United Auto a lot. They are there when I need them, adn they get the job done quickly. The last time I needed my oil changed, and I couldn't find anyone else in the area that was open. Problem was my cap was gone off the oil thingie and I thought since United Auto was in the repair business, they might have one. Well, they did, and they also did my oil. I will always reocommend this business because they are great. They know their stuff, and I think you should try them if you need them. Once is all it will take and then you will be saying the same thing I am!
This review is based on my living there for 5 months. If you haven't been to the downtown library, you should go. It's a beautiful place, huge, urban, sophisticated, as a city library should be. It's also got plenty of resources. Computers are always available for book lookups, there's plenty of staff, and there's even some hidden-away writing rooms for privacy, if you know where to check for them. There's also a beautiful courtyard in the center on the second floor. You can bring your lunch in and spend an hour reading a good book and eating in the sun at a nice table near a flowing water fountain- a haven in the busy construction of downtown. You can also get video tapes, DVDs, music... and the books are very well stocked. Seldom am I looking for anything that I can't find (although occasionally I have to wait for it to get in, as the place gets more popular). A real gem of the city.
I was in Flowers of Nashville with a friend one time, and I decided that was the best florist I had ever been in. They were so nice and kind and willing to help my friend in any way they could. She was having a problem getting anyone to send flowers to a little known area in her hometown. We were on vacation. Not only did they solve her problem, but they got a long-distance customer and referrer. We will always recommend Flowers of Nashville for that reason. Their shop is great. Go in and look. I love it. You will as well. Recommended florist!
Nashville Business Journal is a new-age version of the Wall Stret Journal. I love reading it because it gives me what I want when I want it. I don't have to worry about not knowing something because if it is worth hearing about, it is in the Nashville Business Journal. They are the best in this area, and I think the best in the Southeast. A little known publication, it does focus on Nashville and the surrounding areas, including the Southeast. So depending on what your needs are, you might still want to read the Wall Street Journal. I love it, and I do recommend it. You might want to try a trial or sample copy to see what you think.
I had never gone to the Nashville Zoo until I was an adult and I loved it. It might not be the biggest or best, but the atmosphere is what makes it special. Located in the middle of Nashville, that gives it a special zest. This will zoo will bring out the inner child in all of us. I always thought it would be a waste of time and money to go to the central park zoo when we have the Atlanta Zoo is so much bigger, but I was really impressed with it when I finally did go and see it. It is the perfect size so you are not tired out by the time you are finished. They have penguins, seals, polar bears and a great petting zoo. Recommended!
Queens Zoo has a lot of very fun exhibits, including the panda bears. The zoo is quite large and the animals are displayed in their natural habitat. Children of all ages will enjoy riding the train throughout the zoo, which is a highlight of the trip. The zoo is more costly than other zoos I have been to, and they are not quite as large as other states zoos. A zoo membership is a good idea for families who want to visit the zoo more often. I had fun, but it was a little pricey to see odoriferous animals. I realize that it costs a lot to maintain the animal's habitat, but I just did not enjoy as much as I had hoped. Even as a child, I was not terribly impressed (although that was a while ago).
Zoo Bronx is one of the few zoos in the US to feature Giant Pandas. From what I understand, the pandas were an enormous financial undertaking for the zoo, requiring that money go to China, to a new exhibit, and to train staff to care for them. From what I can gather, the zoo gambled big on the pandas, and lost. They thought the pandas would bring in huge crowds, which hasn't happened. So the zoo, stuck with the huge bill, has jacked up its prices to unheard of levels. $17 for an adult. $12 for a child. Imagine a family of 4 shelling out $58 for an afternoon at the zoo. People in the neighborhood buy a season pass, but for anyone else that cost is prohibitive. Not that I'd mind paying that amount for a great zoo, but Zoo Bronx is definitely not that. Few of the exhibits allow the animals to roam through a natural-looking environment. Most animals are in cages or tiny natural environments that look like a cage with fake rock on the bars. I've been to zoos in Seattle, Nashville and St. Louis, and Bronz's my least favorite. It's also the most expensive! We dodn't recommend it unless you really want to go!
If it isn't to hot and you need something to do with your kids, head to the zoo! Prospect Park zoo may not be the biggest but it has some really nice features that make it worth your while. While the 'normal' animals are included - elephants, zebras, lions, birds, various reptiles - what makes the zoo a fantastic time is the panda bears and great apes. We have two great pandas who are always entertaining to the litle ones. My son loves to press his face against the glass and stare, even when the panda is merely sleeping. :) Also, the great apes are simply magnificent. Brooklyn has a large number of silverback males as well as family groups with little apes playing. It's a fun day for the entire family
While this zoo might not be the biggest and/or best. I think it is just perfect for a family outing or for a place mom can take the kids on her own. I have gone several times and it is very doable in a couple of hours which is about all that young children can take anyways. I found there was plenty of shade, nice landscaping, plenty of chairs at the snack bars, the place was kept pretty clean. Yeah, the prices are a little steep but under 3 is free and there is a reduced rate for kids. My kids LOVED the big apes and watching the Pandas eat. Go when it is a bit cooler and you can see the animals moving around a bit more.
I love going to Bama Fever. Besides books and the like, they have all kinds of Bama souvenirs. All of it is not expensive, and they are open at convenient hours. I love going in there because you automatically get Bama Fever, and that's no lie. Their sweatshirts are wonderful, high quality! I love going there because I know what I get is going to be good, and high quality stuff. They are nice and kind and they will help you find whatever you are loking for. Or you can just browse. I go in to just browse sometimes because you never know what you will find. Recommended store because they are good..really good I tell you! (grin)