Archive for June 26th, 2008

Countdown to US Independence Day 2008 – Top 10 National Parks – Yellowstone National Park

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

One of America’s greatest treasures is its National Park system. Today there are nearly 400 national parks in every state in the Union except Delaware.

So join us as we continue our countdown to Independence Day 2008 with a look at our top ten national parks. Why not visit one of them this 4th of July to truly experience America?

Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone was America’s first national park, established by Executive Order of President Grant in 1872. Straddling the borders of three western states — Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, Yellowstone is best known for Old Faithful. The park is also home to a host of smaller (but still extraordinary) geysers and a variety of wildlife including grizzly bears, wolves, bison, and elk.

Most park entrances are closed during the winter months (September or October until April or May), making Independence Day perfect timing for Yellowstone. While you’re visiting, enjoy backcountry hiking, camping, bicycling, boating, fishing, horseback riding, and llama packing.

Temperatures in Yellowstone are moderate in the summer, but given the high elevation (most of the park is above 7,500 feet), conditions can be unpredictable.

Entrance Fees: $25 for private car, good for up to one week.

For more information: Visit or call the visitor’s center at (307) 344-7381

Check back each day for another Top 10 National Park (or you can cheat and check out our top 10 parks here).

(June 26) Today we're celebrating . . .  National Handshake Day

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

National Handshake Day
Ever encounter one of those “dead fish” handshakes! Eck! Creepy!

Well a good handshake is important. Especially in the business world, where deals are finalized with a handshake and where a bad handshake could derail the whole deal!

So don’t be a “dead fish” and take some time today to practice your handshake. A good, firm and dry handshake!

photo credit: handshake by iamtonyang

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