We had taken our son to the emergency room of the Mary Bridge Children's Hospital (actually, the ambulance drove him there). It was probably around 11pm or midnight or so, and to our amazement, we were in and out of the hospital in 1 hour. Sure, it was late at night, but our experience with other emergency rooms was that it didn't matter what time you went there.......as it would usually take 4-5 hours for the whole visit.
The staff was great and very comforting to our son who obviously didn't like going to a hospital.
Also, the location of the hospital itself is very convenient as it close the I-5 freeway.
PROS: In-n-out in less than 1 hour!
Well.....I've probably flown on Alaska Airlines about 30-40 times within the past several years going to and from Seattle, WA. As long as they service your airport, you'll probably find that they have the most flights to Seattle or to Alaska than any other carrier, no surpise there.
Alaska Airlines was one of the first airlines to utilize e-tickets for all of their flights and have perfected it since then. I do prefer having an assigned seat as well (I need my aisle seat) which is unlike Southwest's boarding group passes. Their flights are relatively on-time as compared with the always seemed to be overbooked America West.
However, one drawback that I must mention is their boarding process. Most other airlines (other than Southwest) board with first class first, then they'll board by rows from the back to the front. However, Alaska Airlines boards the first class pax (passengers in airline lingo) first then all of the other coach rows next. So, it's like a herd of people trying to get to the front, so that they can put their carry-on baggage in the overhead bins.
If you only have a small carry on that you can put in front of your seat, I would suggest that you wait a little bit to let the crowds die down before you board the plane.
PROS: The most flights to Seattle and Alaska!
CONS: The boarding process.
Chef Kerry Sear's Cascadia Restaurant is one not to be missed in the Seattle area. He offers a modern palate of food selected from regional ingrediants at a price that isn't going require a second home mortgage.
For instance, I had the prix fixe menu which is a set menu for three courses for just $25! And it changes from season to season. Also, their tasting menus only range from $55 to $85. Talk about affordable elegance!
The decor in the restaurant is modern, but every relaxing and inviting with hardwood floors, a fireplace, and private dining rooms.
Essentially, the Cascadia Restaurant shouldn't be missed.
PROS: Great food with a regional flair.
My wife and I spent our 6th Wedding Anniversary here at the Waterfront Seafood Grill Restaurant, and it was well worth it.
For one, the location right off of Pier 70 provides for great views of the Puget Sound, and our table was right next to the window. There is some seating outside, but we felt a lot more comfortable inside.
We had the "Bacchanalia for Two" which was a smorgasborg of Alaskan King Salmon, Australian Lobster, King Crab legs, Prawns, Sea Scallops, tomatoes, asparagus, and potatoes. This feast for two only cost about $115 which was a great deal for the amount of quality food that we ate.
The service was great as well with the wait staff accommodating our every need.
I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for some really good seafood. Sure, it's not the cheapest place to go eat, but it's well worth it.
PROS: Great food and service!!!
Sure, if you're an old time local looking for some run down, smoke filled casino, then the Klondike Hotel & Casino is your place.
The only reason why I've been there has been because of their cheap food. I mean......I'm looking right now at several coupons that came in our mail for a FREE pasta dinner w/ meat sauce (served with soup or salad) as long as you purchase a beverage in the restaurant. Like most casinos, they're using their food as a loss leader to get people to gamble.
They also have $2 blackjack and 10 cents roulette! So, yeah, you won't be seeing any high-rollers in this place which probably hasn't been remodeled since the 70's with it's run down carpet, low ceilings and smoke filled interiors.
Well hey, if you're looking for that old-time and run-down look of Las Vegas before any of the major resort casinos came into town, then the Klondike is your place.....otherwise, spend a few more bucks and stay elsewhere.
PROS: Cheap/free food.
CONS: Run down carpet, low ceilings and a smoker's paradise!
Ever since I found out that I needed prescription glasses, I have been going to see Dr. Lawyer. I initially went there because it was the closest Optometrist to where I was living at the time. However, I no longer live close to Dr. Lawyer, but I still go there for my eyewear needs.
This is because:
(1) I've always received great customer service at this office by all of their staff.
(2) They have a pretty good selection of eyewear to choose from; sure, I think that they have a little more eyewear for women than men, but that's OK.
(3) The office itself is nice and clean and not as loud as what you would find with a Walmart optometrist.
PROS: Great service and selection of eyewear.
I've been to this Discount Tire Company's location a few times now for new replacement tires for my old Honda Accord, and I've always have had pretty good service from these guys.
The cost of the tires that I've had to replace hasn't been too bad probably in the $75 or so range per tire.
What I really like is their "Certificate for Free Replacement" which I've always purchased with their new tires. It doesn't cost too much extra, and it's good to know that if I need to replace one of my tires (that I bought from Discount Tire) due to a defect that it'll be replaced for free (within 3 years).
PROS: Good prices and service.
Before going on a long trip, I decided to take my car in for a quick oil change. I was going to take it to the Jiffy Lube location in Lakewood, but the line of cars waiting to get in was too long.
I was probably in and out in less than 15-20 minutes or so instead of waiting for probably an hour or more at the Lakewood location.
This particular Jiffy Lube is conveniently located off of 72nd St and Pacific Avenue which is right next to the Fred Meyer store, so it's very easy to get to.
PROS: Convenient location and less wait time.
There are a couple of Nevada Eye & Ear offices in the Las Vegas Valley, but I really prefer the Seven Hills office because of (1) it's the newest facility of the three Nevada Eye & Ear offices and (2) the wait time is a lot shorter than the other Henderson location.
I've been to this office a couple of times for myself as I have had some eye infections and after a visit to see Dr. Gassen, the infections have cleared up (with the use of antibiotic eye drops).
However, I don't go to Nevada Eye & Ear for my prescription eyeglasses as I don't think that they have quite enough of a selection to choose from.
PROS: Less wait time and a newer facility.
CONS: Not enough selection of prescription eyewear.
Yep, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) has been one of the country's top commuter schools as most of the students live off of campus. Either way, you'll be able to get a good education at there especially if you are looking for a hotel administration degree.
Other things to note regarding their academic program is that UNLV is the only university in the state with a school of Dental Medicine and a school of Law. On the otherhand, you'll have to go to the other major university in the state, the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) for the medical school.
The campus itself has been changing throughout the years with the addition of several new buildings like the library, Alumni building, new dormatories, etc. Although, in my opinion, it is still a hodge-podge of university buildings with no common look or feel as compared with the University of Arizona that has requirement for all of their buildings to have at least a certain amount of brick used in their construction.
The cost of tuition is very affordable at UNLV and is probably one of the reasons why UNLV might be worth a look especially if you are a Nevada state resident.
PROS: Low tuition costs and one of the best hotel administration programs.
CONS: Lack of a "real" campus life like with other major colleges.