The crew at Family Horse Ranch & Rescue have big hearts, especially where horses are concerned. They board horses for riders and owners, providing the steeds with shelter, food, attention, and medical care. They also donate three stalls and a pasture to horses in need of homes and work with volunteers to give them loving care. Every night, they take the horses out for trail rides in the woods and beaches around St. Augustine, with a portion of ride proceeds going to help rescue more horses. Expert instructors also lead lessons in English- and Western-style riding.
Patrons descend upon Adventure Landing for a day of friendly racing, laser battling, swinging competition, and scares. Indulge that pesky need for speed when zooming through a twisting quarter-mile track aboard an Adventure Speedyway go-kart, or putt across a pair of 18-hole miniature golf courses studded with lush foliage, rushing waterfalls, and the holographic visage of Chi-Chi Rodriguez. More intense head-to-head interaction can be had with a black-lit battle inside laser-tag arenas, Jacksonville’s themed around ghostly pirate battles and Jacksonville Beach's themed around Area 51 alien encounters. Competitors can feel free to indulge in a playtime potpourri, blending rounds of favorite activities or putting them all toward a five-act laser-tag play. The freedom of choice applies to how patrons use the five attractions; however, they must all be used in a single visit, making it a convenient way to happily exhaust over-energized tweens and tots.
Silke Schröder's canine haven hosts dog-training classes, grooming sessions, doggie daycare, and overnight guests in spacious luxury suites. Among Silke's many dog-whispering accomplishments, the German-born-and-raised dog trainer placed second at the 2001 German Northern States Dog Sporting Championship, qualified for the 2005 USDAA Agility World Championships, and has racked up years of professional experience training pups of all ages and breeds in basic obedience and agility using an upbeat and positive approach. Her diverse roster of classes ranges from basic puppy obedience to Canine Good Citizen courses, in which dogs learn to behave in public, around other dogs, and before Queen Elizabeth's corgi ambassadors.
Shaded by thick, moss-strewn trees, Pet Camp's outdoor play area provides plenty of room for carefree romps and organized activities with the pack for daycare visitors, and boarders can recover from games of Red Rover inside the 2,700-square-foot, climate-controlled kennel. Four-footed guests can stage a sweet-smelling reunion with their owners after a Hydrosuge bath, brush, or trim at the grooming center
Helmed by a staff of shutter-clicking ladies, Alena's Photography Studio ensures the safe arrival of memories into the future with a repertoire of photographic services. In-studio or on-location shoots fuse the staff's artistic talents with the subject's style and personality, enabling both parties to meet in the middle and create impeccable portraits for families, weddings, high-school seniors, and more. In addition to standard or seasonal sessions, the studio also specializes in high-quality beach shoots, which capture barefoot groups amid rolling waves, glistening sand, and warmly lit skies illuminated by the sunset or glow of the moon's massive alarm clock.
The fastidious filth ridders at Best Value Cleaners de-grime treasured garments with eco-friendly laundry and dry-cleaning services. Give torso-hugging shirts ($1.99+) and blouses ($3.29+) a return show of affection, or bestow warm regards upon a sweater with a thorough scouring ($4.50+). A crisp suit garners attention and respect in the absence of business-related marinara stains ($8.95+), and dirt-free dresses float gently on the breeze ($7.99+). The classy cleaners can also expunge stains from fake-fur overcoats ($13.50), sequined jump suits ($11.50), and long lab coats ($4.25).
Justin Duncklee was still a college student when he got his first job as a photographer’s assistant. His employer, whose photographs have graced the pages of Sports Illustrated and the moving, intangible pages of HBO, helped him develop a knack for capturing the personalities of his subjects and the beauty of natural landscapes. Today, as the owner of Justin Duncklee Photography, he draws on these skills to create intimate, personal portraits that highlight the classiness, humor, and spirit of his subjects. Whether in his studio or in the great outdoors, Justin strengthens his work with smart lighting and engaging compositions that guide the viewer to a bride’s love-stricken happiness, an engaged couple’s hope for future possibilities, or a high-school senior’s pride at having the most yearbook signatures.
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 to 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.