Corn, corn, corn! At Long & Scott Farms, you can buy corn and other products in the farm store or you can play in the corn maze. If you've never seen a corn maze, you need to check it out. The design changes each year. Going with a group is a great way to spend part of a day. It's not as easy as you think to navigate through the corn, but it's fun for all ages.
Spending the tail end of the Thanksgiving holiday with my best friend, Sore Throat, was not my idea of fun. Centra Care in Sanford was the closest urgent care facility on my medical plan, so that's where I headed since my doctor's office was closed. The reception staff was very friendly and compassionate. Since this was my first visit, paperwork and insurance were the first orders of business and then waiting my turn. The nurses and doctor that I saw were very efficient and very soon the diagnosis of Strep Throat was made and I had a prescription on hand. One of the reception staff went the extra step to check if the prescribed medicine was on the $4 list at Target or Walmart or the 'free' list at Publix. No dice.
Florida Radiology Imaging [FRi] is located on Red Bug Lake Road near 417. I started off with a referral here since it was close to my work location. The technician treated me with with respect and made me feel comfortable as she completed the procedure. The only problem I have had is with the scheduling team, but the supervisor resolved the issue quickly.
I was very impressed at the level of caring by the employees when I took care of some business for my brother at this bank location. Once the teller saw his name on the transaction, she immediately explained that the staff had been concerned since they had not seen him for several weeks. They were relieved when I explained that he had been hospitalized but was on the mend and asked me to pass on their greetings. I'm not sure my own bank knows me that well.
Anita's Restaurant is located on Highway 41 in Nokomis and is a local favorite so watch out for the crowds at peak times. The staff is friendly and efficient. I have only been in for breakfast so far and thoroughly enjoyed their crispy french toast.
China Taste is located in a newer shopping center close to home. Service is efficient and friendly, and prices are competitive. Best buys are the lunch specials which are offered Monday through Friday only. I always have enough left over for another meal.
Orange Cycle stocks a good selection of bikes and accessories. Don't look for low-end models here though. The staff is great to work with. They take the time to fit the bike properly for the person who will be riding it.
Mannino's is tucked away in a little strip plaza next to the 7-11 on Highway 27 south just off I-4. I found it quite by accident while making a fuel stop. There's only a few tables and the decor is minimal, but the pizza is always the same -- great!
Dalli's Pizza is tucked away in the strip shopping center at Lake Mary Blvd and Country Club. So far I have only tried the pizza and spinach pinwheels. They were both very good. The menu has many items to choose from. Entrees seem a little high priced but come highly recommended by the locals that I spoke with.
AMF Deltona Lanes distributes coupons for discounted summertime bowling to the area schools which make it more affordable. The facility is a lot nicer since it was renovated, but unfortunately it was at the loss of the meeting and party rooms.