Story Time For Me beams interactive picture books directly into toddlers and elementary school children via the magical Internet. Widened eyes can read at their own pace while illustrations come to life with animation, music, and sound effects—sharpening reading and cognitive skills into sharp number two brain pencils. Each story is enhanced with narration read by professional actors who infuse grade-A excitement and drama into wholesome stories containing socially relevant themes that range from taking care of pets to saving the environment. Children follow along as words are highlighted on screen. Clicking on difficult words will cause the narrator to repeat that word again. Each story concludes with discussion questions that inspire conversation and spark imagination candles inside human jack-o-lanterns. Story Time For Me always adds more stories so that kids can stay up on the latest adventures of characters such as Fern the Fox, Ben the Mouse, and Flame the Dragon without subscribing to their inane Twitter feeds.
It's easy to see how fresh the meat is at South Alabama Custom Meats, since owner Tony Brooks cuts them right when you order. Brooks and his son continue the company's 30-year legacy of providing both exotic cuts of meat and processing hunters' venison. They package meats in family-size packs fit for any number of people, including cuts of ribs, pork chops, and their house-smoked sausages.
The hand-arranged flowers at Two Sisters Florist help people celebrate occasions of all kinds, from birthdays to anniversaries and everything in between. New blooms take center stage with the arrival of each season; in autumn, hand-painted ceramic pumpkins hold orange gerberas, huckleberry, chrysanthemums, and oak leaves. Year-round, red, yellow, lavender, and white roses make the perfect gift for a loved one, and exotic flowers are available for those wanting something a little different. Two Sisters Florist also offers delivery, ensuring bouquets arrive fresh and promptly.
Balloons-A-Plenty cobbles colorful mylar and latex balloons into festive bouquets for a variety of occasions. Customers can order a standard balloon bouquet ($19.99) with two 18-inch Mylar and three 12-inch latex balloons, before tying them down with the provided weight or an obliging sumo wrestler. Unique balloon-stuffing services ($10) can wrap gifts and treats into a large, see-through balloon and bow, and a heart-shaped Valentine's gift basket ($15.99) showcases a teddy bear, flower, and candy. The store can deliver items within a 20-mile radius ($10), sparing customers from having to grease the wheels on their horse-drawn chariots.
When you stay at The Admiral Semmes Hotel in Mobile, you'll be in the historical district and minutes from Christ Church Cathedral and Gulf Coast Exploreum. This hotel is within close proximity of Bishop Portier House and Cathedral Square.
Make yourself at home in one of the 152 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators. Cable programming along with VCRs are provided for your entertainment. Bathrooms have bathtubs and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and complimentary newspapers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreational opportunities offered, including an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility.
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, a computer station, and business services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and banquet facilities. Guests may use a cruise ship terminal shuttle for a surcharge, and parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
Ulysses and Florence Cleveland opened their first flower shop in Toulminville, selling arrangements and seeds to locals in 1948. Five decades and three generations later, the flower shop may have moved but its dedication to fresh florals and greenery remains strong. Cleveland Florist showcases a variety of imported flowers, arranged into colorful bouquets to celebrate weddings, birthdays, and births. Clients can have a pitcher of yellow roses delivered to a sweetheart or send a spray of pink buds to express sympathy for a lost loved one. The shop makes every effort to bring these flowers into people's everyday lives from creating displays at the local library to hosting a segment on how to create a holiday centerpiece on the Rachel Ray show.