Terrapin Adventures never fails to live up to its name—even their swing set gets the stomach fluttering with excitement. To be fair, though, the swing in question is anything but the traditional apparatus you'd find at a city park. It seats three people and starts its trajectory 40 feet above the ground, generating 2Gs of force as it swishes riders back and forth over the landscape. The park's other attractions are equally exhilarating. On the high ropes course, visitors attached to sturdy safety harnesses cross 18 traverses situated between lofty platforms; some must be tackled via a rickety bridge, while others require leaps of faith. The 43-foot high climbing tower offers 10 routes up and down, including a head-first downward climb over the Rainbow Serpent. Otherwise, the 330-foot-long zipline sends visitors gliding through the treetops at speeds of up to 20 mph, fast enough to beat the USA track team's star squirrel.
Nerve impulses travel along the spine to reach other areas of the body. So when vertebrae get out of alignment, this all-too-important form of communication can be disrupted, and all of the body's systems can be effected. That's where Dr. Jerry Radas of Fulton Family Chiropractic comes in. Using his knowledge and years of training, he can identify subluxations of the spine which may be the underlying cause of everything from headaches to stomach pains. Using his findings, he designs treatment regimens that combine chiropractic adjustments with daily exercises and posture hints, which all work together to revert the spine to its natural alignment. Dr. Radas also complements his chiropractic work with massage therapy, which can have many benefits including relief of tension, better flexibility, and improved sleep when napping on your own home table.
While other children were playing outside Charlene Randolph's bedroom window, she was buried in her coloring books, scribbling intently with her crayons. This passion for two-dimensional art led her to take a slew of illustration classes in high school, but it wasn't until college that she discovered the clay medium and the world of functional, three-dimensional art. Tossing her canvases and drawing pencils to the side, Charlene became the primary instructor at The ClayGround Studio & Gallery, a BYOB workshop that provides novice potters with all the tools, materials, and fire-breathing abilities needed to craft stoneware art. Charlene's own masterpieces are available for purchase through the studio's website or at various boutiques and galleries across the country.
This sort of deft dodging is required at the 5,000-square-foot arena in Owings Mills. Teams compete in one of ten missions during each game of Frontal Assault tactical laser tag, which are inspired by popular video games such as Call of Duty and Battlefield.
The snack bar at XP Laser Sport reenergizes players with Polar Shock slushies and personal pizzas. Meanwhile, windmills, loops, and carousels obstruct the path of LED mini-golf balls tumbling down the nine-hole indoor course. The facility's projection screens broadcast the latest angry faces of professional sports coaches, and two 25-foot screens let up to eight guests compete in Xbox 360 games such as Mortal Kombat.
Professional sleep counselors facilitate peaceful slumber at more than 80 Mattress Discounters locations nationwide, where showrooms brim with mattresses from brands such as Sealy Posturepedic, Tempur-Pedic, and Space Age Foam. Unlike pet stores, Mattress Discounters encourages customers to lie on the merchandise, as sleep counselors use the Discover Your Comfort system to ask questions about sleep position and comfort level. With this information in hand, client and counselor select the right mattress for restful slumber, with each sleep surface backed by a 60-night comfort guarantee.
Hyatt & Co. adds a note of refinement to men's wardrobes by filling them with formal and casual clothes from labels such as Tommy Bahama, JJ Weston, Vannucci, and Luchiano Visconti. The friendly tailoring team—Rocky, Marc, Ray, Justin, Harvey, and Eddie—greets visitors at the Maple Lawn shop and helps them pick the perfect cloth for a fine Italian suit or wade through a wide selection of T-shirts, satin ties, cufflinks, and jeans. They use their adept fitting skills to slide torsos into becoming formalwear including suits that cut a classic, Sinatra-esque figure and tuxedos spiffier than that of Fred Astaire's best man.