This is a very different gift store in remote Maple Valley. They have a selection of very unique items, things you would never even know you were looking for. Be it soaps, candles, home decor items or other crafts, you'll find something for just about any homeowner. You can spend an hour or two browsing their selection. At Christmas time, we find things here for even the hardest people to shop for.
Our family has been going to Dr. Danny Rude for over 20 years, and when his son Dr. Joel joined the practice several years ago, it seemed to only make the experience better. He was a great addition to an already wonderful staff. The service is personal, a rarity these days. You really feel like they have your best interest at heart.
Both of our daughters went through treatment with Dr. Molen(s) (father and son), and the results were good. They are professional, and obviously know what they are doing. But the service is not incredibly personal. The office resembles an assembly line, with lots of assistants performing most of the work. Time spent with the doctor is very limited, and we never really felt they got to know us or our daughters very much, despite going there for years.
This is the closest place to our house that we can run to when we are out of some basic essentials, like milk or soda pop. It is a throw-back to the old corner grocery stores, and has maintained a cleaner feel than many of the seedier c-stores that only seem to be in existance as a place to grab beer and cigarettes.
Mud Bay is a nice local chain of pet supplies. They have a good selection, without going to the mega-stores like Petco or Petsmart. And they tend to have a better selection of the "high-end" pet foods, if that's what your after. But, as you could expect, they are a little pricier than shopping for pet food at the grocery store.
This is a better than average teriyaki place. Mainly take-out, as they only have a couple of small tables. Their fried rice, which my younger daughter used to only eat, is better than most, with lots of veggies and scrambled egg. They are a little quicker than most, too.
We bought our last dishwasher from Kent Appliance. They had a good selection, especially on the higher end models. We were looking for a unit that would be much quieter than our contractor-installed model, and went here because they carried Bosch, which our neighbor had recommended. But they actually recommended a less expensive Maytag model, and we have been very happy with it.
The Red Rock is a great Las Vegas resort with all the amenities far from the crowds of the strip. The rooms are about the most luxurious we've seen in Vegas, including large, HD flat screen TVs and large soaking tub (with its own TV, too!). Casino is large, boasting the most penny slots in town (which means the maximum bet is 250 plays). The pool area is huge with multiple pools and many areas to relax. Another thing I appreciate is that the casino is separate from the hotel enough that you could potentially avoid the casino altogether, if you like. Easily accessible from the freeway.
One step in the door, and you realize you're in a special place. The odors of the nights specials wash over you, and you can't wait to try all of them. You had better like garlic, too, because just BREATHING in this place gets more garlic into your system than a full Italian meal at most places. And Mama is usually around, providing her personal touch.
This place is nothing special from the outside (strip mall restaurants rarely are), but we found the food to be a little bit better than other "American" Chinese restaurants. Service is always quick, and decor is a little nicer than some other places.