My daughter is now 6 years old, and she enjoys the museum as long as we keep our visits to a minimum.
They make the effort to change out their "theme" periodically, but it's still the same old stuff in different surroundings that the kids are playing with.
We mainly go for big events now, and I like the fact that it is in the mall, so that I can shop too.
The Children's Museum was especially fun during the Summer, keeping us out of the TX heat for hours and hours.
PROS: Inside the mall.
CONS: Old toys. Sometimes the staff isn't very friendly.
I went on my 6 year old daughter's field trip to the Age of Steam Railroad Museum. I expected that we would be inside, because it's a "museum", but I was so mistaken.
The moms and kids were miserable, and only the teacher who is VERY INTO TRAINS had a good time. Everyone else was very hot and not too thrilled by the old trains and their history.
We had the guided tour, but the kids didn't pay much attention other than to focus on the dog that lives at the museum. Don't go during the hot months of TX, unless you're REALLY into trains.
This Half Price Books location is one of the smallest that I have been in. I was looking for a Sophie Kinsella book, and called to see if they had it. They explained that they weren't supposed to hold it, because people call all of the time and don't come in. When I explained that I was driving from Lewisville, because I wanted the book so bad, they promised to hold it. When I got there, the store was small, but the service was great. The clerk even told me about the new Sophie Kinsella book coming out. It was worth the trip.
This is my family's favorite Half Price Books location. We were fans when they were in the small bldg. across the street, but when they moved there is so much space now that we spend hours there.
You can have coffee/tea in the cafe, get a chair massage and a new/used book for under $20.
PROS: Huge location!
CONS: Too far away from Lewisville.
Last night I took my 6 year old daughter in to Half Price Books on Round Grove. We usually take in old books and sell them so that she can get some new ones.
First, we were very happy to see the expansion in progress, and even happier that they are still open during the expansion.
However, we sold our books 7 which were hardback w/cover and 6 paperback and got back just over $4. We were quite disappointed because in all of the years of trading there, we've never gotten an offer so small. The clerk said that they had recently made changes in what they offer...I guess it is to pay for the new renovations.
Jones Beauty College is hidden in the kroger shopping center. Don't blink or you may miss the entrance, but once inside it's quite spacious.
I take my own products, (shampoo, nail polish, ceramic iron) and any necessities when I'm getting my hair or nails done. The students have to purchase those items themselves and most of them have the cheapest thing that they could buy.
There is a lot of joking and playing between the students and less focus on the customers hair and learning/developing the skill.
We were very dissatisfied with Big Screen TV Service. Once we finally got someone on the phone, we were asked to tell them what our TV was or was not doing.
We explained that the TV just popped and fizzed out the night before. He told us that often occurs in TV's our size and brand and quoted us a price IF that is what was wrong.
Once the repairman arrived and looked at our TV, he discovered that what was wrong was the same thing the guy mentioned on the phone. However he charged us an additional "trip charge". My husband said that we weren't paying a trip charge on top of the $280 for the part and the repair.
He "fixed" our TV, but it didn't work the same. It took almost 40 seconds before the picture would come in and the guy told us that this was normal and we must be "mistaken" if we thought the TV came on immediately before. Since the repair our TV now takes 3min and 30 sec before the picture comes in. When we called them back they explained that it will usually go out again within three months.
VERY BAD EXPERIENCE!
Wave Wash is a strange little treat for our 6 year old daughter. She absolutely loves going through the machine and pretending that our car is being tickled by the long fingers and then sprayed rainbow color.
When they first opened, the service was 5 Star! They spent about 3 minutes hand washing each car with those fuzzy gloves to make sure that your car was clean.
However as time passed, they stopped doing this and opted for the high-pressure hose. I would like to say that this is a bit of a downside, but since we usually have to go through the machine twice (we own a white car), it just makes the experience more fun for our daughter.
They are quite a bit away from Lewisville, but if you're looking for an outstanding exterior wash, Wave Wash is the place. By the way--Go for the Works!
PROS: Fun for kids.
CONS: Pre-wash could be better.
A TWU student told me about Geek on Wheels and said that they would give me an honest response about my computer and a fair price.
I was pleasantly surprised when they arrived that within 20 minutes, they had gotten rid of my virus, and referred me to several websites for free downloads of programs that rid the computer of SpyWare and Adware.
Some of the language went over my head, but my computer was fixed, and I now know about weekly virus checks, and updating anti-virus and anti-spyware programs.
Thanks Geek On Wheels!
PROS: They come to you.
We are members at REI which is a co-op. We earn back 10% of our purchases each year and our daughter loves the fact that she can climb the rock-climbing wall for free over and over and over.
They can fulfill all of your outdoor recreation needs and offer workshops for beginners.
PROS: HUGE location and rock-climbing wall.