The next best thing to eating under the sea is eating creatures from the sea while sitting next to the sea. Succeed in achieving this fantasy of extraordinary culinary proportions with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of seaside eats and drinks at Jimmy Guana's in Indian Rocks Beach. Located roughly 300 physical miles from Key West, Jimmy's takes its atmospheric and barometric cues from the famed island. The atmosphere is laid-back on the surface, but in the watery depths lies a full menu and professional staff who will ensure that your vicarious tropical escape goes off without a hitch.
Children of all ages clamber through brightly colored inflatables and engage in energy-absorbing activities in an expansive indoor play area at Gator Fred’s Fun & Party Center. Releasing pent-up activity, children run rampant inside the gigantic inflatables, bouncing on brilliant reds and blues and careening through jungle gyms composed of lead-free vinyl. Youths descend onto Gator Town, a miniature bustling city, valiantly protecting the town in the fire station, nursing furry friends back to health at the animal hospital, and enacting mock plays and six-hour renditions of Hamlet on the theater's stage.
[[m:####Seminole Art Studio Not every artist would let packs of kids roam through her studio, but after years as a certified art teacher in Polk County schools, Michelle Vanderpoel found that she missed the unfettered creativity of kids when she returned to Pinellas County, switched to teaching animation, fashion, and graphic design to college students, and set up a studio in Seminole. In 2009, she began offering summer arts camps for elementary through high-school students, ensuring kids don't fail their first crosshatching pop quiz when they return to school in the fall.
The Devine family opened Fired Up Paint Your Own Pottery Studio to share their love of art with their community. Co-owner Orien, a painter himself, helms clay and painting classes, while his younger brother, Ayden, assists visitors in painting their own bisque pieces. Along with their other family members, the twosome instills the studio with a familial ambience not found outside of family reunions or goldfish funerals in the backyard.
With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine maneuvering and your muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
An expansive all-crochet site, Maggie's Crochet helps yarn wielders hone their craft by stocking more than 4,000 patterns and 100 instructional videos, as well as supplies from distributors worldwide. Harness the warmth-providing power of afghans with the instructional book of patterns called Take-Along Afghans ($7.95), or stock up on a spectrum of colorful yarns from Twinkle Yarn ($2.59 each). Crocheters can prevent pots from calling potholders black by creating a vibrant, vintage floral potholder ($7.99). A crocheted tea set ($7.99) won't break when ill-mannered guests claim a seat on the tea tray.