Archive for June, 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 www.yellowstone.net or call the visitor’s center at (307) 344-7381

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(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

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

Wednesday, June 25th, 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 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?

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Visit the Grand Canyon and be amazed by its shear immensity and breathtaking beauty. Situated in the northwest corner of Arizona, the Grand Canyon is home to the mile-deep Colorado River, which splits the park into South and North Rims.

The South Rim, which plays host to 90% of the park’s visitors, is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and offers easy access to Interstate 40. The North Rim is open from May to October and is accessible only by car from Highway 67. Both rims feature unbeatable river rafting, guided tours, backcountry hiking, ranger programs and mule trips.

For a July 4th visit, expect comfortable temperatures in the South Rim — and even more moderate in the higher elevated North Rim. Be prepared, however, that down in the canyon, temperatures often exceed 105°F with frequent thunderstorms.

Entrance Fees: $25 per private vehicle

For more information: Visit www.nps.gov/grca/ or call visitor information at (928) 638-7888.

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(June 25) This week we're celebrating . . .  Professional Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling Contractor Awareness Week

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008


Professional Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling Contractor Awareness Week
Show your appreciation for the hard work, professionalism and dedication of the plumbing, heating and cooling professionals that service your home.

(and remember boys and girls – just say NO to crack!)

Countdown to Independence Day 2008 – Top 10 National Parks – Acadia National Park

Tuesday, June 24th, 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?

Acadia National Park, Maine
Rugged coastline, scenic lighthouses, historic carriage roads and the Atlantic seaboard’s tallest mountain are just some of the highlights of Acadia National Park. The first designated national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia offers an up-close experience with mountain, forest and shoreline eco-systems.


An ideal time to visit the year-round park is during the summer. Moderate temperatures (highs in the low 80s, lows in the low 50s) and a host of ranger-led activities make Acadia a popular July 4th destination as well. For your Independence Day visit, plan to enjoy a boat cruise, hike, children’s program or evening guided walk.

Entrance Fees: $10-20 per private car (July and August are peak season, so expect the higher fee)

For more information: Visit http://www.nps.gov/acad/

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

photo credit: Acadia National Park

(June 24) Today we're celebrating . . .  Fairy Day

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008


Fairy Day
This holiday is for everyone who yearns for the magic of fairytales and who dares to dream seemingly impossible dreams.

photo credit: via flickr

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

Monday, June 23rd, 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 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?

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
Just an hour’s drive from the nation’s capital, Shenandoah National Park is a corridor of wooded oasis within the congested East Coast.


Popular activities in the Sheanandoahs include hiking along the Appalachian Trail or driving around the 105 miles of crested mountains known as Skyline Drive. For a July 4th visit, bring you patience along with your camera, as crowds are expected and campgrounds will be sold out.

The park is open year-round, although portions of Skyline Drive are closed for winter storms and at night during deer hunting season. Summer temperatures in Shenandoah Park are a comfortable 10-15 degrees cooler than in the valley below.

Entrance Fees: $15 per private car (winter rates are $10/car).

For more information: Visit http://www.nps.gov/shen/ or call the Information Line at (540) 999-3500.

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

photo credit: Shenandoah National Park

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