Summer Glen Stables helps riders of all levels advance equine aptitude, be it through lessons or horse-focused camps and birthday parties. Situated on 10 idyllic, forested acres, the stable's fully enclosed arena allows natural light to rain down through the 30-foot ceilings, setting a cheery stage for both riding lessons and driving lessons. An instructor with more than 25 years of experience tailors riding instruction to each individual, covering the basics of horse care for beginners and guiding more advanced riders through their choice of disciplines, including dressage and showmanship. Summer Glens Stables offers students the use of its safe and skilled school horses, but charges no additional haul-in fee should riders want to bring their own, preventing untended steeds from throwing parties with keg-size salt licks.
As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby by trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
Happy Hippo All-Vehicle Wash is part of the Washman family of facilities that's cleaned nearly 14.5 million vehicles, its name a playful reference to its ability to accommodate oversized rides such as RVs and buses. Of course, smaller cars are welcome, too, and all vehicles are de-grimed using a combination of eco-friendly cleansers, computer-controlled sprays?instead of brushes?recycled, filtered water, and soft cloths. Happy Hippo's touchless dryers ensure a spot-free finish, and, much like a visit to the DMV in a dream, the entire process often takes only three minutes or less.
Frank Saniti Painting brings interiors to vibrant life by methodically coating walls with room-reviving layers of pigment. Even brush strokes envelop the selected chamber with a two-coat application of paint provided by the customer, either bought from a store or homemade by puréeing 700 crayons in an industrial-size blender. All members of the team hold a certification in lead renovation from the EPA, qualifying them to safely complete jobs that may disturb lead-based paints from pre-1978 homes or x-ray-shielded bunkers. Clients can choose to order additional Frank Saniti Painting services, including floor coating and deck refinishing, at a 10% discount.
Garden-pleasers include awesome soil with just a pinch of cow manure ($3 for a one-cubic-foot bag), way-out mulch ($2.50 for a one-cubic-foot bag), hardcore rocks like pumice ($4 for a one-cubic-foot bag) and radical Montana round rainbow pebbles ($7 for a 40-pound bag). And don’t forget to get some moss rocks to please neighborhood children ($0.10/lb., $180/ton). While contemplating how many zeppelins one ton of lilies would fill (Asiatic bulbs, three for $5), sip on some coffee from the on-site café where you can sample a cup for free ($10 a pound for purchase).
Rentals are available in day-long packages. Adult downhill skis and adult snowboards cost $30 for one day's rental and $45 for two days, while junior boards and downhill skis run $20 for one day and $30 for two days. Meadowlark's friendly and knowledgeable staff of mountain professionals is happy to guide customers toward the equipment that will serve them best as they take on nature's craggy surges with confidence-instilling snow gear.