My OB is Dr. Robert Anding and he is wonderful. He is kind and patient, and willing to take extra time for his patients. I can't speak about all of the other doctors in the practice, but I wouldn't change OB's for anything. In fact, I have changed primary doctors on more than one occasion when I encountered insurance difficulties that would have required me to switch to an OB/GYN within the practice group of my primary MD, because I absolutely did not want to switch. The only drawback to joining Dr. Anding's practice is that you will almost always have a significant wait to see him. I am more forgiving of this in an OB practice than other as some thing, like babies, are just unpredictable. And, I'm willing to wait because I know that the wait is largely due to the amount of time he is willing to spend with his patients, and that when it is my turn, he will give me just as much time and attention.
Sheila Knutson, the lead stylist there, is great! I have had a hard time in the past finding anyone who could really cut my hair like I want it. I wear it VERY short for a woman, and many hairdressers I have encountered are afraid to go too short. Not Sheila! I explained what I wanted, showed her a picture, and that's what I got. She asked for my in put throughout, to make sure it was prgressing as I wanted it to. She worked quickly and efficiently. The price is very reasonable, at $28.00 for a haircut. I havegotten so many compliments on the cut since she first did it that when I went back I asked her for some of her cards to give to people when they ask who cuts my hair!
This mailing center is not the closest to my house, but the people who run the place have always been so friendly nd helpful that I find myself trying to schedule my shipping for when I will be in that part of town so that I can use their services. I have never felt rushed there, and no matter how hectic it gets in there, they are pleasant and careful. I trust them with my holiday shipping.
Dr. Albarado has taken very good care of my dogs, never shrugging off a concern, and being very thourough. The atff there is friendly as well. Care has been very convenient with their drop-off service, as it is hard to stay in the vets office for an extended period of time when I frequently have a small child with me. They have a done a great job of keeping me updated by phone when needed, and always call for authorization for any additional services. Dr. Albarado always makes a point to come out and discuss each animals issues with me when I wasn't able to be present for the exam, and takes the time to answer all of my questions.
A friend of mine told me about this place a year and a half ago, and I am so thankful. They have a great selection of produce, a large amount of which is Froberg's homegrown. Their prices are consistently lower than the grocery stores, unless you catch a really good sale, and the produce is consistently fresher. They have the best strawberries around when they are in season. The only downfalls are the heat, the buidling is open and fan cooled, no air conditioning, and that if you go at the wrong time (ie late Saturday afternoon) you may find their stoack pretty well picked over.
They also have a little sausage shop on the premises, very good sausages. Their samples are my son's favorite part of a trip to Froberg Farms.
Great service. About two years ago, I had the very unfortunte experience of accidently locking my son, strapped into his car seat, in the car. Luckily for us, the car and airconditioner were running, but I ws panicked and so was my son. The Pearland police responded and did not break into the car because the air conditioner was running and my son was safe. They called Ranee's Wrecker service. The response ws prompt, and in fact it was Randee himself who responded to our call. He had the car unlocked in no time, and then did not charge me anything for the service. He could have charged me $100 and I don't think I would have blinked, I was floored. He just told me not to worry about it, gave me his card and said if we ever needed a wrecker service, to give him a call. Absolutely, that kind of care for their customers earns my business.
This is a nice little place if you are into needle crafts, particularly knitting or crocheting. It is definitely small, but has a nice selection of yarns that you can't find at the larger craft superstores. When I went in, two ladies were sitting at a table, working on their projects. They were very friendly and asked if they could help me with anything, but were happy to let me browse.
It's no San Diego Zoo, but a very nice place just the same. They are making some nice improvements there, including the addition of a "Natural Encouters" exhibit which lets you see the animals in a little bit more natural setting. Every employee that I have encountered there has been excpetionally frinedly and ready to provide assistance of answer questions. They also have people out with animals that the kids can touch or at lest see up really close on a fairly regular basis.
Avoid it in May, the end of the school year, when there seem to be a greater than usual number of field trips planned, resulting in a very crowded zoo.
PROS: Very friendly and helpful staff.
CONS: Can get crowded when there are lots of field trips.
I loved this place when my son was very little, under a year. It was the first museum I had seen that actually had an area set up for kids this little. Lots of stimulating toys, mirrors, balls, blocks and different sensory experiences. They have a nice system set up for keeping toys clean as well, as long as the parents follow the rules. The museum wasn't as much fun for a 2-3 year old however, as my son ws to big for the baby area, but not quite big enough for the other stuff. And it seemed like everytime I took him there, he ended up sick. For kids that age, without the cleanliness guidelines of the "Tot Spot", the place can be a real germ factory. I would avoid it during cold an flu season. Now that my son is a little older (4 1/2) it has become more of a fun place again.
My 4 year old son calls this the "dinosaur museum". He loves it there. They have a nice display of dinosaurs as well as science displays, and an area downstairs where kids can enjoy more interactive displays. The museum also houses the Cockrell Butterfly Center, an IMAX Theater and the Burke Baker Planetarium. Unfortunately, as all acitivities are priced separately, it can get kind of expensive. If it is something you think your family would enjoy, a family membership is well worth it, giving discounted parking, admission to the regular museum halls and discounts on the other activities. This was a great option for indorr (air-conditioned) entertainment for myself and my son during the hot summer months.