Locally owned and community oriented, Mills Squeegee Fill Stations provide top-notch automotive service in a clean and friendly environment. Lavish a four-wheeled life love with an Ultimate car wash ($10), or cover the basics with an Express wash ($5), which leaves plenty of time to pick up a slice of pizza ($1.99) along with a 32-ounce fountain drink ($1.09). Alternatively, 12-ounce coffee refills send drowsiness packing ($0.89), and donuts propose to sweet teeth, presenting their chocolate rings as a token of their everlasting devotion ($0.91). Car washes only take about five minutes, so shiny street wanderers can get back on the road in the blink of a headlight.
At K/B Stables, instructor Donna Stading-Smith imparts the equine wisdom she has been accruing since she first saddled up when she was 3 years old. As a former elementary media specialist and a 4-H teacher for 14 years, she’s experienced in making horseback riding a comfortable and fun activity for both beginners and more seasoned riders. Regular lessons and training prep students to take the reins for casual or competitive rides in English, western, or dressage styles. When they're not supporting budding equestrians, some 20 horses gallop across K/B Stables’ 11 acres. The family-run stable hosts 30 stalls for boarding accommodations by the night, week, month, or whatever period of time the horse’s former girlfriend said it needed to “sort things out.”
Viaduct Gardens’ greenhouse brims with thriving flora for yards and homes. The garden center carries plants that range from annuals and perennials to fruits and roses. It also stocks plant-related accessories, including hanging baskets, tiered planters, and “plant heads”—planters that resemble people heads.
Cottonwood Pet Resort is a family-owned-and-operated animalian wonderland that sits on 11 frolic-worthy green acres. Quadrupeds meeting daycare prerequisites are unleashed on the Doggie Den, a tail-wagging dream splayed in macrocosm across 2,400 square feet of indoor arena and 1,500 square feet of exterior synthetic Bermuda turf. Loving staff experienced in the arts of ear scratching and palm-paw high-fives make new arrivals feel at home and supervise agility mat exercises, ensuring all adorable animals use proper form to deliver roundhouse kicks and achieve full-nelson submissions. The resort’s webcams feed a constant video stream to owners who want to check out their better halves reveling in tail-chasing activities and olfactory odysseys.
With a recently opened retail outlet in Elkhorn, QC Supply equips tireless homeowners and common consumers with everything from hunting gear to lawn and garden supplies. In addition to pet supplies, the shop stocks specialty clothing and footwear. Farmers tired of low-rise jeans can slip comfortably into a pair of bib overalls ($28.89+) or a patented Bow Valley short sleeve sweatbuster tee ($8.65–$10.65). Garden growers eagerly trying to transform pale appendages into green thumbs can pick up tools ranging from a Corona extendable handle rake ($8.99) or hoe ($8.99) to an American Backyard windmill ($54.99–$79.99). A variety of pet-friendly goods, such as a Tuffy boomerang toy ($10.99) or Purina Tidy Cats litter ($6.99), appeases four-legged friends.