He cruises across the glassy liquid, his wakeboard shooting water into the air behind him. As he approaches the ride wall, he hoists his board into the air at the last minute, skimming its edge and then landing easily in the water. He's a penguin at Valdosta Wake Compound. Or rather, a wakeboarder dressed as a penguin—the business gave a discount to anyone brave enough to wakeboard in Halloween costume. Its Instagram is replete with other instances where the staff, which teaches wakeboarding, doesn't take itself too seriously. But that doesn't mean they don't take the sport seriously. They have placed plenty of rails, ramps, walls, and other challenging obstacles on the waters to prove it.
Oasis scrubs and shines four-wheeled friends with five varieties of quick, automated car washes. A basic express wash ($5) wins your ride an exterior suds session, wheel cleaning, and jet dry, allowing for a dirt-free takeoff after about two minutes. Midlevel grime warrants the ultra wheel deal ($10), which includes a three-step wheel wash, a therapeutic treatment to hard-working paint, a discreet under-body rinse, clear coat, and shine. Dirt that reaches premium levels requires the top-of-the-line Oasis works wash ($14), which upgrades the services in the ultra wheel deal with an extra tire shine, rain-x treatment, triple polish, and towel dry. Once the wash is complete, proud car parents can purge their hulking progeny of Cheerio crumbs and candy wrappers with vacuum cleaners available for free use at post-wash stations. Oasis is open seven days a week, ensuring that the uncleanly results of commuting through moats of fire and perilous tar pits can be rectified regularly.
Entering their 85th season, the Harlem Globetrotters have entertained millions of parents, children, and general basketball admirers with a unique brand of athletic precision and showmanship. For their latest “4 Times the Fun” North American tour, the Globetrotters will add a new 4-point shot spots located 35 feet from the basket, which is 12 feet further than the official three-point line but several thousand miles closer than the prime meridian. See the arch-nemesis Generals try to keep up as the Harlem hardwood sorcerers evade gravity’s oppressive clutches and court clairvoyants distribute unassailable alley-oops. Youngsters can learn about the benefits of teamwork while laughing along with the jovial jocks as they perform classic routines of unconventional passing and sudden transmutations of water into confetti.