Archive for June 30th, 2008

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

Monday, June 30th, 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?

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
Best known for its stunning red rock spires, Bryce Canyon offers the outdoor-loving family a host of adventures in one of America’s largest national parks. The park covers a 2000-foot range of elevation, peaking at 9,100 feet along the rim.

If you’re visiting for Independence Day, you might enjoy a four-hour, wrangler-guided horseback ride into the canyon, a day-long hike along a canyon trail, or a sunset stroll around the canyon’s rim. Who needs fireworks with views like these?

Plan on warm temperatures for July days, with cool nights.

Entrance Fees: $25 per private car, but parking is at a real premium in Bryce Canyon — there’s just one space for every four cars that enter, so consider availing yourself of the park’s free shuttle service

For more information: Visit or call Visitor Information at (435) 834-5322.

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

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(June 30) Today we're celebrating . . .  Please Take My Children to Work Day

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Please Take My Children to Work Day
Sit back and enjoy the peace and quiet as you send the little ones out the door today. All day!

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(June 30) Today we're celebrating . . .  Leap Second Adjustment Time

Monday, June 30th, 2008

06302007t.jpgLeap Second Adjustment Time
A leap second can be added, or subtracted, twice a year to keep time in sync with the atomic clock time.

The second is added, or subtracted, at midnight on June 30th and January 31st.

Although a…leap second is “added” at midnight, its effect actually slows down the atomic clock by one second…since a…leap second represents an extra second that must be counted before the new day can begin.

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