This is a wonderful church that has something for every member of the family. There are sports ministries that include women's aerobics, basketball, volleyball, etc. The music is amazing and I find myself emotionally affected at nearly every service that I attend. The pastoral staff is extensive and very helpful. They are also available if you need advice or counseling. If you are looking for a new church home, definately check this one out.
Walmart is a huge store with nearly anything that you might want to buy (with the exception of fresh food). This particular store can get pretty crowded and therefor sometimes a little cluttered, but the prices are usually worth the minor inconveniences. This store has a photo lab and decent electronics department. No photographer here, though.
Valley Fair is a very nice mall with the big stores such as Nordstrom and Macy's as well as smaller specialty stores like Louis Vuiton, J. Crew, Motherhood, Gap, etc... For parents of young children, a great feature of this mall is the play area. It in a large enclosed area where toddlers can run, climb and play to their heart's content. The mall also offers a large variety of restaurants from fast food to The Cheesecake Factory.
I really enjoy shopping at this Old Navy store. They have a great selection of casual clothes for every member of the family. They even have cute plus size clothes, which can be hard to come by. It is also nice to be able to get fun maternity clothes that don't cost an arm and a leg. This store is usually pretty clean and organized unless there has been a big sale. The staff is young, but they try to be as helpful as they can be.
Burlington at the West Gate Mall is a very large store with a large variety of clothing, baby items and furniture, and home decor and linens. It's kind of warehousy for my taste and could be kept up better, but the prices are great (even if you have to kind of search for what you are looking for). Prices on baby furniture are not much different than you would find at BabiesRUs or Target. My experience has been that the best buys are on their adult clothing.
If you need a payroll company, please pick another one. ADP is notorious for terrible customer service. They have such a huge clientel that getting through to someone who can actually help you can be a nightmare. The employees try, but they get so overwhelmed that just keeping up is a nightmare. It is not uncommon to be on hold, waiting to give payroll information or trying to solve a paycheck problem for an hour or more. If you have a choice, go with another company.
CONS: Long waits, bad service
This Costco store, like all of this chain, is a warehouse of grocery, bakery, books and clothing items. It also carries some gifts, exercise equipment, furniture, music, and movies. For a yearly membership fee, you can save quite a bit of money and buy items in bulk . The Mountain View store features a bakery where you can get fresh breads and special order cakes. This is a great place, but on the weekends the store can be very crowded and the checkout lines are long.
As with all Costco stores, this one is a warehouse of grocery, deli, bakery, literature and clothing items. Costco also carries some furniture, gift, music, exercise equipment and wine. With your membership, you are able to buy items in bulk and save quite a bit of money. While I certainly recommend this store, I do not recommend going on the weekend unless you have too. The checkout lines are
long and the whole place can be very crowded.
We took our car here to get an estimate on some radiator work and they told us about thousands of dollars of work that needed to be done. When we checked this out with another mechanic, we found out that much of what Speedee told us was completely false. Some of it was necessary, but their prices were outrageous and most of what they said they just made up.
CONS: High prices, fictional problems
Michael's is my favorite place to go whenever I need something for an arts and crafts project. It's also great for holiday supplies and decorations. It is especially fun to shop here at Christmas time. The place smells great and its so festive that just being there makes me happy. Whether you want ready-made decorations, or do-it-yourself items, this is a great place to go.