Delicious chocolate covered strawberries and Fresh fruit sculptures by Edible Arrangements® resemble bouquets of flowers in bloom. These tasty fruit gift baskets inspired by flower bouquets are made from the freshest fruits. They make sweet gift baskets for all occasions from Mother's day gifts, birthdays.
Priscilla was born in Bristol, England in 1967. She toiled in public transportation until the 1980s, when she begrudgingly entered early retirement. She spent some of it in Liverpool, and some in Flitwick, but eventually succumbed to the promise of greener pastures in the U.S.—she moved to Kansas in 1993, and eventually settled in Tennessee.
Priscilla is the double-decker bus that Rufus, the owner of Nashville Double Decker, loads up with guests before touring the city. The idea for a bus-tour company came to him before his second deployment with the Tennessee Army National Guard on a visit to Nashville. He took a trolley tour that left him disappointed. The tour didn’t cross any of the city’s bridges, and he couldn’t enjoy some of Nashville’s best views thanks to the trolley’s closed top. So while Rufus was still overseas, he convinced a friend to drive Priscilla across the country from Washington, and now she shows guests the sites around Nashville.
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Pro Tip: Bring your camera, as our fuzzy friends like to be in photos.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Baby goats and alpacas
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
Apart from your business's main attraction, do you offer any "hidden" services or activities that visitors are always delighted to learn about?
In the two hours you spend at Southern Estate Alpacas, we will roll out the Southern Hospitality while teaching you what we call Alpaca 101, where you will learn the origins of alpacas and what they are used for. You will get a tour of our farm store where Groupon guests enjoy a 15 percent discount on any exquisite products made from our elite herd of alpacas.
From there, you will get to meet our friendly fuzzy friends that can’t wait to enjoy a snack right from your hand. This is a great photo opportunity that will look great on your social media page or even the family Christmas card. You will also get introduced to our “fainting” and “baby dwarf” goats. Farm visits are by appointment, so call ahead to reserve your spot.
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
Alpacas only have bottom teeth so they can't bite; no horns or hooves, so you don't have to be afraid of them.
What is the one feature of your business that you're most proud of?
The elite herd of champion alpacas we have on our farm and the exquisite products we offer in our farm store.
Biplane Adventures, Inc. was founded in 1996, but its planes first flew in the 1940s serving in World War II. Soldiers originally sat in the two fully restored biplanes’ open cockpits, training as naval cadets in the N3N-3 or pilots in the WACO UPF-7. Though the company’s vintage aircrafts are arguably its greatest asset—fewer than 100 of either of these biplanes remain reaching the skies today—owner and chief pilot Lee Kluger is pretty impressive, too. Lee has racked up more than 20,000 hours of flight experience over the past 32 years, all with a perfect safety record. He helms most of Biplane Adventures’ flights, giving passengers a breezy aerial view of downtown Atlanta. They also float over landmarks including Red Top Mountain and Lake Allatona, which looks like a small puddle of tears of joy from above.
Stuart Enloe has logged some serious time in the sky. He's spent more than 200 hours in gas balloons, performed more than 80 parachute jumps, flew for 600 hours in airplanes, and totaled a whopping 2,700 hours in hot-air balloons. In total, he has spent enough time in the air to justify carving a second home into a cloud—more than 145 days.
At his main aerial outlet, Balloon Atlanta, Stuart carries this experience with him on every flight. He maintains a fleet of colorful hot-air balloons, available for scenic flights over some of the Southeast's most stunning landscapes. His passengers float over Lake Lanier, just barely skimming the surface, or sail up until mountains frame the warm light of sunset and set the scene for a romantic kiss or engagement. Regardless of which route he follows, a dedicated crew follows on the ground to pack away equipment and provide passengers a ride back to the starting point once the balloon lands.
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 2 hours
Brands Used: Crescent and Emotion kayaks; Walker Bay 10 and Compac 16 for sail; Sunchaser 20 pontoon
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Lake Arrowhead - the mountain hideaway
Recommended Age Group: 25+
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
When I was in Vietnam with the US Army. For relaxation, special services provided sailboats for us to use. When I returned from overseas and started managing Sears stores, it was a great therapy to get out on the water.
What’s your favorite part of your job?
Watching the faces of my customers change after a lesson or rental. They are so much more relaxed. It is like a mental massage for them. It is a great stress-buster to get out on the water.
Have you ever been a patron of your own business? If so, what was the most enjoyable part?
Being part of a class and enjoying in the team-building fun.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
My dad was a naval commander. I was born in the Oakland Naval Yard. I built my first boat when I was 8 years old. My wife and I both hold a 50 ton US Coast Guard Sailing Captains License. We have spent 150 days in a 25-foot sailboat circumnavigating Florida. I love the peace being on the water brings.