Woolwinders is located in King Farm in Rockville, MD. Once you go here for supplies or instruction, it is hard to go elsewhere, despite the pricey materials. They are your stop for ultra fine and soft wools, cashmeres, and other high end yarns. The staff here really know their stuff and are extremely helpful. No matter your skill level, you will find what you need and more here.
Dr. Sanders Eye care on Buffalo Road is convenient to a lot of other shopping areas that you might already stop at on a regular basis. The doctor is friendly and really tries to fit you correctly for eye glasses or contacts. With contacts, they can send you home with multiple brands to try out for a week before you decide which you like better. The only drawback is the sometimes slow desk staff. They were slow in addressing a problem even though other people came in after me.
Lost Creek vineyard and winery is located a short trip from the outlets in Leesburg, so if you are looking for some good wine tasting before or after shopping, stop here. The tasting room looks new and the staff is friendly and helpful. They offer many types of wine and a few are unique, such as their Springtime. They have a nice area outside to dine or drink a glass of wine.
Linden vineyards is off the beaten path, but do not expect it to be empty during peak season. In the fall, the tasting room offers great panoramic views of the surrounding foothills and fall colors in the trees. Bring a picnic and buy a bottle of their wine and dine al fresco on the spacious lawn surrounded by crisp mountain air and the smell of ripe grapes.
TJ's Photography Studio, run by TJ who does her own work, takes beautiful, reliable photographs for any type of event or occasion. The work is wonderful and they have an option of a photo slideshow on a DVD that is unique. TJ is friendly, yet quite talkative. Found her prices to be higher than many others in the area, but she is well known and has a busy schedule.
I went here for years until I moved out of the area, but Dr. Thompson and his office are very well known in the area as being a good dentist. Further, they are good with children and make a visit more pleasant and something not to dread. The service can be a bit slow or behind if only because they have so many clients, but overall if you need a new dentist, check out this office.
Unfortunately I'm sad to update this review. While I still believe that Dr. Cooper is a great dentist and the office does good work, the insurance hassles are far too much to deal with. Over the past two years my insurance has (a) never been submitted (resulting in high, unexplained balances which the office tells me I'm responsible for), (b) hasn't been submitted correctly - again, resulting in astronomical bills or (c) the office insists they participate with my insurance but the company doesn't have them on file - again, resultin in high payments.
The last straw for me was the one technician they have since moving to the new office. She is berating and rude, and before even talking about the cost of a 'recommended' treatment, she just opens the product and starts applying - then I get charged even when I stop her and complain she didn't discuss costs or if it was covered by insurance.
If you want to have billing go smoothly and be a partner in treatment, do not go to this office.
Formerly the zoo in Philly was not located in a good area, but it is turning around. It is a popular destination for visitors and class trips and for families. They started a zoo key program years ago to learn more about the zoo's animals. The set up of the zoo meanders through landscaped mini ecosystems. A favorite of mine in the past was the wolves.
The New England Aquarium is a world class facility on the wharf in Boston. The animals are well cared for and the center is beautifully maintained. The penguins (many different species) are in a large habitat and are a delight for anyone to watch as they jump in and out of the water. The NEAQ also has a rescue center. On your walk out, you will spiral by a huge tank.
If you are looking for a book and happen upon this back plaza shop, you will find second hand used books at good prices. They accept gently used book and you can find current bestsellers as well as old first editions. The top floor is primarily the new books and a glut of romance novels as well as travel and teen books. Downstairs is literature and poetry, among other subjects. Looking for a good price and large amounts of books - try here.