Each trainer at Windwood Equestrian boasts decades of horseback riding experience. The one-hour group riding lesson caters to riders of all skill levels and riding styles, with beginners learning the horseback fundamentals and more advanced riders getting a chance to practice high-speed evasive maneuvers. After the lesson, the instructor will lead a short trail ride around the 15-acre farm, to Seattle, and back. If interested in the full horse experience, show up 30 minutes prior to the lesson to prepare the horse. The couples class pairs Groupon holders and their companions with an instructor, who will instigate a fierce competition to see who can learn the most about horses without breaking the egg. Post-lesson, couples will get to sip on a choice of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, or pinot noir while seated on the main building's porch, which overlooks the entire farm.
Hardly anything can be finished in three minutes, except for receiving a car wash at Blue Rain Express or writing a novel. Opened in June 2012, the company employs modern equipment to move cars expediently through its sunny, glassed-in wash tunnels. Each treatment uses biodegradable chemicals and water from a recovery system that reduces Blue Rain's use of fresh water. A reverse osmosis process filters all minerals from the water, leaving vehicles with a spot-free finish. Patrons who wash their cars often or are being followed by a rain cloud can enroll in the Monthly Wash Club, which entitles them to services up to once daily for a single monthly rate.
The techs at Accurate Tint & Audio enhance vehicular aesthetics with window tinting and resonant sound systems from brands such as JVC and Pioneer. They can also outfit trucks with DeeZee accessories and protect automobile interiors with Huskyliners floor coverings. Residential and commercial window tinting are available as well, and the company’s audio expertise can be applied to home theaters.
For more than three decades, the framing specialists at The Framin' Shoppe have preserved memories behind glass. They build custom frames for flat items such as diplomas or photographs and build shadow boxes to contain three-dimensional items such as quilts or football jerseys with the athletes still wearing them. The shop also purveys DIY framing materials; posters; prints commemorating Alabama, Auburn, and other SEC football teams; and a wide selection of mirrors. Conveniently, the company operates at four Birmingham locations.
A little leaguer sends a baseball soaring through the air. A confused family salutes each flag waving on a mini-golf course. Both of these events could take place at Southern Golf's indoor and outdoor facilities. At the pro shop, staffers fit clubs and sell gear from brands such as Bridgestone and Nike Golf; customers can then test out new equipment on an indoor putting green. Visitors can also practice their swings at the batting cages or on the 18-hole outdoor mini-golf course.