Slow play is a menace at a great many golf courses around the world. At Holmes Harbor Golf Course, it might be welcome. The 18-hole layout checks in at a featherweight 4,279 yards for a par of 64, meaning most full rounds can be played in just over three hours. For some, that's precious little time spent soaking in the panoramic views of Puget Sound, watching golf balls float against the backdrop of the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges, and building trust with the course gophers. For beginners and novices, however, the course is an opportunity to enjoy golf in a picturesque setting without the usual punishment inflicted by more difficult courses. Though most of the holes are short??No. 18 is the lone par 5??they aren't without drama: the par 3 eighth hole, for example, features a 100-foot drop in elevation from tee to green.
At Del Fox Custom Meats, each part of the butchering process takes place onsite, from carving choice cuts of fresh meat to curing and smoking homemade sausages. Besides standard cuts such as rib-eye steak, their spacious fridges yield beef cheek, pork stomach, and other specialty meats. Del Fox's butchers will also prepare wild game brought in by hunters or equip barbecues with whole pigs or straw effigies of unpopular gym teachers for roasting.
At age 5, second-generation islander Johannes and his father paddled along San Juan Island, their kayaks crossing paths with troops of orca whales. This foray ignited the young adventurer?s twin passions for kayaking and stewardship. Now, Johannes? team of outdoor enthusiasts deftly navigates the waters surrounding San Juan Island, imparting knowledge of marine wildlife to paddlers. Guides not only skim the region?s waterways, but lead expeditions across the islands during multiday tours. Groups may paddle along remote islands in search of seabirds and lost tugboat captains, and then hop on bicycles to pedal down rural back roads dotted with lavender and alpaca farms.
The Mind Body Studio's instructors believe that physical and mental balance can be achieved at varying speeds. From the slow, deliberate poses of hot yoga to the lively, energized dance steps of Zumba, their fitness programs forge an increased connectivity between muscles and minds. The certified instructors correct students' Pilates positioning aboard mats and Reformers, and Active Isolated Stretching sessions help them ease tension in connective tissues. The group and private classes accommodate guests of all skill levels.
Most Popular Service: Cooking Classes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours
Pro Tip: Be prepared for hands on cooking.
Sometimes it's all about the little things in life. What supplemental courtesies do you include with your main services to leave clients with a smile on their face?
My students consider me their own Butterball hotline. I get a ton of emails and phone calls during the holidays to help with cooking questions.
How is your approach different than that of other professionals in your field?
I love food. I only got into this business because I love to eat so much and I think people really enjoy my enthusiasm mixed with my professional training.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
Two years old I had my first bloody rare steak. My mom worked in restaurants and when she couldn't get a sitter she would take me with her. The cooks would constantly give me things to eat.
Like fancy suits, sofa sets are sewn from the same cut of fabric. These matching sets provide a well-rounded look in living rooms, but near misses tend to clash due to their small differences. At 20 show rooms throughout the western US, Mor Furniture for Less arranges complete-room sets so customers can envision the collections in their own homes. Furniture for living rooms, dining rooms, and children's rooms can be found in each store along with individual lamps, tables, and entertainment centers. The stores also carry complete sets of beds, dressers, and nightstands so that homeowners don’t receive criticism from design bloggers in their dreams.