Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Segui-Kirby Smith House

If you are interested in American History, visit Saint Augustine Florida and you will find some interesting facts about the US. This house is the birthplace of Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith. He is the last Confederate general to surrender. His mother, Frances Kirby Smith, lived in this house until she was exiled from the city for spying.When we tour the area and arrived in this place, it was already closed and it was getting dark so; all I did was take this picture. This house is now called, St. Augustine Historical Society research library which is open to the public for research. This library has the files and books on Florida history including those on the Civil War period and the Kirby Smith family. There are two bronze statues in the garden and a plaque inside commemorating its famous former residence.

Future World Attraction at Epcot

When I was in the Philippines, I have no knowledge about EPCOT Theme Park in Disney World. In high school, my friends and I would dream about Magic Kingdom and see the castle of Cinderella. Oh, we love talking about Disney and loves watching it's animated movies! I have been to all the theme parks of Disney World namely: Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom and EPCOT.Did you know that EPCOT is twice the size of Magic Kingdom? It occupies 300 acres of land for Future World and World Showcase. The picture above is in the Future World and the guests are in queue to enter the Spaceship Earth. This is one of my favorite rides in EPCOT. It is 16-minute slow-moving omnimover ride which transports the guest to 40,000 years back. From the dawn of recorded time to modern day. It is just amazing to see a prehistoric man, ancient Egypt, the Roman Empire, the printing of the newspaper, the discovery of electricity, generation of apple products showing the garage of Steve Jobs and more. The ride ends as the guests create their own future world.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Providing a Secure Future for your Family

I have been pondering whether to get another type of insurance. My bank provided a small amount of accidental insurance and there was an option to increase the coverage if I choose to pay an additional amount. It was a good deal but, I wanted to have life insurance. And, for me to find out the comparison of other life insurance and the different rates is to check out life insurance quotes.

Life insurance is very important in the family and the coverage varies according to the paid premiums. It also varies according to the age group. Young applicant can avail lesser amount of premiums than those who are older.

If you want to buy a life insurance, check it out now. It gives the family assurance and their future will be secured. They will be alright. Life on earth is temporary and in death, we all go. We should face this reality by planning something for our family. They deserve to have the "peace of mind" and free from financial hardship when they are left behind. Providing a secure future for our love ones is necessary especially when they are dependent on us. I will definitely get a life insurance now and you should too.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Skylab's 40th Anniversary Reunion at Kennedy Space Center

This is a heads up for all of you who loves to know what's going on down here in Space Coast. On July 27, 2013 at 11AM to 11:45 AM, big event will happen at the Astronaut Encounter in NASA's Kennedy Space Center here in Florida.

If you come visit #KSC on this date, you can be part of the event and witness it. It is included with General Admission so; be part of the Skylab 40th Anniversary Reunion at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. On this day, Fred Gregory who is a veteran NASA astronaut will moderate a discussion with 10 astronauts from the Skylab team.

The Skylab was the first and only American space station in orbit around the Earth in 1973 and 1974. I was two years old then but, even in my elementary years, the basic knowledge of Skylab is pretty much covered in our Science class.

Anyway, here are the list of Astronauts who will be gracing the discussion on the said event:

Karol “Bo” Bobko, Vance Brand, Jerry Carr, Bob Crippen, Owen Garriott, Ed Gibson, Jack Lousma, Bill Pogue, William Thornton, and Paul Weitz.

Skylab launched aboard the last of the Apollo-era Saturn V rockets on May 14, 1973. The Skylab’s mission was to study the sun and Earth as well as the effects of zero gravity on the human body on long-duration space flights and other scientific experiments.

Take note that this is a limited-seating event only which will be held at the Astronaut Encounter at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. I will see you there.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Ferry Ride to Magic Kingdom

Visiting Disney World is always fun especially when your family is with you. Make sure that you have a camera and a tripod with you and extra battery too. If you want to visit one park in one day, that is a wise plan. But, if you still have the strength to move on to another park, why not right? Children loves Magic Kingdom so; be there early.

There are two ways to go to Magic Kingdom it's by monorail which is fast and ferry boat if you want a scenic ride. If you are not in a hurry, take the ferry boat and enjoy the view by the lake around Disney World property.

If you want to take pictures, the second floor of the ferry boat is the best seat there is. You can get a good scenic shot from there. It's not that far but, I can assure you that you will enjoy the ride. Make sure that you have your itinerary on which attraction to go first in Magic Kingdom.
Let the kids decide where they want to go first. Cinderella Castle is located at the heart of Magic Kingdom. This park is huge, about 107 acres with the following whimsical lands: Main Street, U.S.A., Adventure land, Frontier land, Liberty Square, Fantasy land and Tomorrow land.

If you love fast rides and adrenalin pumping attractions, check out Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, Mad Tea Party and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. I love the Haunted Mansion, Jungle Cruise, Main Street Vehicles, Pirates of the Caribbean, Transit Authority People Mover, and Railroad.

To save your time, get the FAST PASS but, you can only use the fast pass once in a specific time. Say, you take a fast pass at 10AM for three attractions. It will only work to one attraction. You need to get another fast pass in another time. It's free and you don't need to wait. Have fun!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

On Demand Coffee Makers

Making coffee at home can be a real drag – that’s probably why coffee shops and drive-through windows are so popular; they are fast and easy, even if the coffee is pretty mediocre. There’s no need to settle for average coffee just because it’s convenient – with an on demand brewing system like the K-Cup compatible pods coffee makers you can enjoy top quality coffee along with all of the benefits of speed and convenience at a cost of just pennies per cup.

On demand brewing systems look somewhat like conventional electric drip coffee makers and take up about the same amount of counter space but they operate in a completely different fashion. To begin with, the coffee is brewed by the cup instead of by the pot, so it is much faster to make. Even better, there is no coffee pot to clean since the coffee brews directly into a travel mug, glass, cup or mug. There is no warming plate so the coffee is fresh, hot and flavorful and never scorched or stale.

To make coffee you use individual pre-measured coffee pods – this takes the guesswork out of scooping and measuring coffee and getting the right water-to-coffee ratio; it also means the coffee is fresh because the pods remain sealed until the moment of brewing. There’s no need to deal with messy coffee grounds and with a K-Cup® coffee filter you can even craft your own custom house blend if you feel especially creative. Most folks prefer to go with the samplers and variety packs which offer hundreds of coffee flavors, roasts and blends.

Monday, July 15, 2013

NASA's Space Shuttle Atlantis at Kennedy Space Center

If you are a frequent reader/visitor in my blogs, you probably seen the photo below for so many times. This is NASA Parkway and one of the routes that hubby and I like to take when we head home coming from Cocoa Beach. Further down the road is NASA's Kennedy Space Center and starting today, I will be posting photos around NASA's #KSC. See the white and orange thing rising in vertical position? That is the Replica Rocket Boosters, an awesome addition to the Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit.

I took the photo below when we turn to Kennedy Space Center's Visitor Complex. The first building on the right is the $100 million home of the priceless and historic spacecraft, the Atlantis. It tells the incredible journey of NASA’s 30-year Space Shuttle Program.

We were driving towards the parking lot of Kennedy Space Center and I can't help but took few shots of the building. I have been here many times but, today is different. This is the first time that I saw the building without the tarp/covers on and work is completed. I was just excited to see the Atlantis for real.

We parked and walked to the entrance passing the Rocket Garden and IMAX theatre then, I saw this sight up close. Remember the first photo above? Inside, this is what it looks like. The massive structure is a beacon to guests. The Replica Rocket Boosters are indeed visible for miles. It would be an awesome dramatic if the shuttle orbiter mated to the stack right?  Anyway, as you can see, the gateway only features the awesome and gigantic twin white boosters and the orange external tank. The orbiter is inside.

Fast forward photos here and let's go up to the building. Check out the gigantic twin rocket boosters and the orange tank from inside the building. Pretty awesome right? Remember that these are only replica.

The rocket boosters are the gateway to the main entrance of the Atlantis building which is a dramatic and a clever idea! The guests looks so tiny.

The first awesome attraction inside the building is a film showing. It was interesting and it brings down memory lane how the Space Shuttle Program started. I suggest that you sit at the middle. If you are taking video, make sure that no one is standing in front of you.

After the film viewing, the next room is another film viewing but you will probably love it more than the first attraction. Guest will experience what's it like to see the shuttle lifts off up close. The whole room will be AWESOME! Then, you will meet the Space Shuttle Atlantis for REAL! It will be dramatic and please .... do not cry. (wink)

In this room, oh my goodness you and your children will enjoy the interactive exhibit! You will never notice the time! Relax and enjoy! Now, do not forget to take a souvenir photo on this spot. You can make it dramatic too. I have an apprentice photographer so; this is my best shot LOL.

Oh, another best shot ... LOL. My nervous photographer is not too thrilled to take my photos LOL. Good thing that I live nearby and I can come here anytime I want. I will get my iconic souvenir photo next time hahaha.

That's all for now and hope to see you again tomorrow. I got more photos of the Kennedy Space Center and more. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Do you Consider Living in Florida?

Would you like to live in Florida? The state of Florida is situated on a peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean and the Straits of Florida. We have two time zones: it extends to the northwest into a panhandle and extending along the northern Gulf of Mexico. On the North, the border states are Georgia and Alabama. Several Caribbean countries are just nearby especially the Bahamas and Cuba. I love living in Florida and I am proud to be a Floridian. All photos here were taken by me of course while we were at Blockhouse Beach 45th Space Wing along the South Atlantic Avenue.

I read online that Britton Hill is the highest point in Florida and the lowest highpoint of any U.S. state. That could be true because Florida is really flat compared to other states. Most of Florida has an elevation of less than 12 feet and that includes the many populated places including Miami down south of Florida.

The climate in Florida varies in places. Some areas have prevalent climate like humid subtropical while coastal areas down the south have a true tropical climate. I really do not know the difference. I live in Orlando and it is super hot especially in summer time.

The mean high temperatures for late July are primarily in the low 90s while the mean low temperatures for early to mid January is usually from the low 40s to above 60s. The average daily temperature is 70s. That is the reason, winter season is my most favorite time of the year. It is truly hot here in Florida especially at summer time where temperature could exceed 100 degrees. Freezing? I don't recall that we ever have one.

There was a record that shows the coldest temperature was −2 °F but, that was on February 13, 1899 near Tallahassee according to what I read in Wikipedia. We have no snow here Florida ... or/ rarely receives snow but, we have frost here which is common during the winter months.

Frost is a huge problem especially for Citrus farmers here in Florida. Anyway, do you consider living here in Florida?

According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Florida had a population of 18,801,310. Here's the breakdown of race and ethnicity:

75 % are White Americans comprising 57.9% are Non-Hispanic White and  17.1% are White Hispanics
16 % are Black or African Americans
0.4% American Indian and Alaska Native
2.4% Asian American
0.1% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
3.6% from Some Other Race
2.5% Multiracial American

If you visit Miami, you should learn to speak Spanish because most people living there speaks bilingual. Some only communicate with Spanish language.

Why I am showing you these photos of the beach? It is because when you live in Florida, the access of the beach is in every direction. You can choose the Gulf Coast or the Atlantic, take your pick and it is very accessible. Weather is great here all year-round well, unless if there are hurricanes. Living in Florida is a perfect place to enjoy the sun, the beach, and the pleasure of having a sunny weather most of the time.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Off to the Beach Today

Blogging is a bit slow this week. I thought I will have tons of offers instead, I had tons of review products in my mail. I had to clear my mind this week and clear the review products area. Hoping I can take photos, pose with it (wink) and review them this week. Praying that next week will turn out great. Anyway, since I am not busy this week, hubby and I plan to go to the beach and unwind. For sure, I will stay under the shade and just take photos. Have a great day everyone.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

The Rocket Garden at #KSC

Kennedy Space Center has a new entrance now. As you go in, on the left side is the Rocket Garden, an outdoor display of historic rockets that truly put the Americans and satellites in space. In this attraction, you can walk around the base of the rockets. The rockets which are mounted upright are: Mercury-Redstone, Mercury-Atlas, and Titan II (launched the astronauts); Juno I, Juno II, Thor-Delta, and Atlas-Agena (launched satellites). The largest rocket is Saturn IB which is mounted on its side. This rocket launched Apollo Command/Service Modules into Earth orbit for Apollo, Skylab, and the Apollo–Soyuz Test Project.
The garden also has mock-ups of capsules from the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs which you can get in personally. This garden also has the walkway and white room that Apollo astronauts used to access their capsules from the launch tower. I will show some pictures next time. Attached to the white room is a Command Module trainer. Also, the F-1 rocket engine that powered the first stage of the Saturn V is also on display. This attraction is truly an amazing place to visit and you should check it out!

Space Shuttle Atlantis on Display at Kennedy Space Center

From the outside look on this part alone, you can tell that the latest attraction of the Kennedy Space Center is truly one of a kind. The cost of this 90,000 sq foot building is a $100 million which is now the final home of the Space Shuttle Atlantis located at the Visitor Complex of #KSC in Titusville.

Space Shuttle Atlantis is described as "one of the most complicated and sophisticated pieces of equipment ever built, the shuttle is a vehicle that launched like a rocket, flew in orbit like a spacecraft and landed on a runway like a glider.

July 4th was my first visit inside this building. It was awe-inspiring! The attraction is truly unique with a hundred million dollar look and everything inside is perfect especially when I saw the priceless spacecraft tilted at an angle with cargo bay doors open wide. 

My most favorite part is right at the end of the film viewing and seeing the Space Shuttle Atlantis for the first time. It was an awesome experience! I truly recommend that you should visit the Kennedy Space Center soon.

The Space Shuttle Atlantis at Kennedy Space Center

As promised, here is one photo that my husband took with me while visiting the ATLANTIS at the Kennedy Space Center here in Florida last July 4. Hubby and I agreed to just go to one attraction, the Atlantis which is the baby attraction of KSC, newly opened last June 29, 2013.

It was my birthday in 2011, when Atlantis had its final mission/launched. It was a symbolic event because it was the final mission of the American Space Shuttle Program. A sad day to most people in the Space Coast because it means losing their job as well.

The final launch of Atlantis was known as STS 135 and its mission was ISS-International Space Station logistics. The cargo on that launch are "Raffaello Multi-Purpose Logistics Module" and the "Lightweight Multi-Purpose Carrier" (LMC), delivered to the ISS. On this mission, STS-135 had 4 astronauts on board. They safely went back home on July 21,2011.

This baby has a total of 33 missions, 207 crew members, and deployed 14 satellites. The first flight of Atlantis was October 3 in 1985 and came back safely to Earth on the 7th.

You should come and visit the Kennedy Space Center, and see the Space Shuttle Atlantis on display. It is worth the money you are paying for, I can promise you that.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Celebrating July 4th at NASA's Kennedy Space Center

Now, this is an interesting plan that I just thought of doing for the Fourth of July. Hubby and I will be going to Kennedy Space Center using our Commander's pass. I just got an email newsletter from KSC and this gives me an idea. A great way to celebrate July 4th is with Space Shuttle Atlantis. The Space Shuttle Atlantis is included with admission. If you live nearby, you should visit Kennedy Space Center and see the newly opened home of the Atlantis.

I haven't been there since it was opened last week. Shall I get the chance to be as close as this woman taking photos of Atlantis? Should I be able to take photos nose-to-nose with the priceless spacecraft as only astronauts have seen it before? It is exciting to see because the payload bay doors is swung open as if it were floating in space.

Let's see, from Space Shuttle Atlantis to the International Space Station (ISS) to the Hubble Space Telescope, that's a lot to explore don't you think? They have more than 60 interactive exhibits, and hands-on simulators. It is interesting to learn about the universe through the Hubble telescope, I am curious about that exhibit as well.  Now, this is fun ... the exciting exhilaration of lift-off aboard the Shuttle Launch Experience, I haven't seen that too. Let's see and I will surely share the photos right here! Are you excited?

Myself Under the Apollo/Saturn V Rocket

Whoaaa... Oh yeah, this is me standing below the gigantic Apollo/Saturn V Rocket. This was taken years ago and though I live about 15 minutes away from Kennedy Space Center, I never get the chance to pose another photo like this. I have been here many times and took pictures but, without me. That's the sad reality for photographers; no one takes their photos exactly as they want it. Anyway, this is the Apollo and Saturn V Center where guests can touch a moon rock and stand under the largest rocket ever built.

Why to Go to Used Car Dealerships

When you are looking for a car, you may not want a new car. If this is the case, then you may choose to get a used car instead. Some people worry, however, that used car dealerships cannot offer you the same services in getting a car as a new car dealership. They may also worry that used car dealerships don’t have the same amenities to help you take care of your car after purchasing it. In Kansas City, used car dealerships can offer a lot of services that you may not realize they have. Here are some things that you can expect to get from a used car dealership.
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Selling and Financing

First, and probably most obvious, a used car dealership sells used vehicles. Used car dealerships are the best place to look for used vehicles that are still in good working condition. When you are looking for a used vehicle, you want to make sure that you get it from a legitimate dealership so that you can find out the car’s history and working order before you buy it. This can save you from making a huge mistake in buying a vehicle that is not going to last or is not safe. Additionally, used car dealerships, like new car dealerships, can provide financing options for purchasing a vehicle. This can make buying a used car very easy and convenient.

Taking Care of Repairs

Repair work is one service that you may not realize a used car dealership offers. In Kansas City, used car dealerships can help you take care of your car when you need to make repairs. If you get in an accident, you can take your car to the used car dealership that carries your car model to have the repairs taken care of. The advantage to taking your vehicle to a used car dealership is that you know that the dealership and the mechanics there have experience with that kind of vehicle and can, therefore, make repairs effectively and efficiently. Also, if your car just needs some maintenance repairs or tune-ups, a used car dealership can provide those for you too.

The Importance of Proper Home Insulation

Human beings are the only mammals on the planet that do not reside in a naturally-occurring habitat. As primitive man began to understand his prehistoric surroundings, caves were utilized as a form of shelter from the elements and the ancient carnivorous beasts that stalked him. As the human race evolved, improved construction techniques and architectural savvy quickly followed. Today, the peoples of the world have built great cities with tall buildings and other structural wonders. It is important to construct a proper home with the elements required to sustain human life. Insulation is one such element. If you’re simply looking to buy the material and perform the job yourself, a great place to start is a website such as photo Insulation_Denver_CO.jpg

What Is Insulation?

Insulation is a dense material often crafted from fiberglass and other materials that are used to line the insides of a home. This lining creates a barrier that protects against heat loss during cold months. This simple form of climate control is something that many take for granted. Scientifically, insulation does more to improve overall temperature stability within a home than just about anything else. If you’re building a new home, or simply renovating an old one, hiring an experienced insulation contractor will save you money in the long run, especially if you live in a part of the United States that experiences harsh winters.

Getting Started

The building of a new home is often handled by an experienced contractor who hires and coordinates builders and other experts in accordance to a blueprint which has been drafted by an architect. This blueprint often dictates every aspect of the job, including the proper placement of insulation for maximum efficiency. If you’re renovating an old home, the removal and replacement of old insulation is important. Many homes that were constructed in the early 20th century do not contain modern fiberglass insulation, but an insulation which contains a very dangerous carcinogenic material known as asbestos. Asbestos is often found in old buildings or homes that haven’t recently been inspected or in areas where renovations have not yet taken place. Removing asbestos can be extremely dangerous and should often be left to a professional. If you’re not sure where to start on your journey to improve the heat efficiency of your home, a website like can help you find the materials you need and help you get started on your project.

Three Ways a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help

Accidents are just waiting to happen, and when they do, the consequences can last for a long time. Most people who experience an injury as a result of the actions of someone else tend to be unaware of their full range of options in dealing with the situation. It is important to realize that you should not have to suffer because of the mistakes or outright negligence of another person and a Roswell, GA, personal injury attorney can help you seek reparation. Because people know their own side of the story so well, it can seem appealing and even easy to many people to simply represent themselves in personal injury cases. However, the judge and jury will rarely see your case in as clear of detail as you have, and there are many benefits to working with a legal professional. Here are three examples:
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1. Years of Experience: Attorneys who have specialized in the field of personal injury law will have a wealth of valuable experience to draw on. No two accidents have precisely the same outcomes, so it can be difficult to figure out the most reasonable solution in each given situation. Experienced attorneys will have a thorough understanding of precedent (including what your exact judge may have previously ruled) for several different possibilities.

2. Insider Insurance Knowledge: Attorneys who work with personal injury cases will have a superior knowledge of how to best handle interaction with insurance companies. Unfortunately, the success of a huge number of these cases is determined by trying to secure what an individual already rightly deserves from an insurance provider that is reluctant to pay the benefits for it.

3. Ease Your Burden: You will undoubtedly be dealing with a lot of stress during this time, and it can be tremendously helpful to know that you have an advocate on your side. To sweeten the deal, find a Roswell, GA, personal injury attorney flexible enough to work around your schedule. You will almost certainly be busier than usual with medical appointments, paperwork, extra work shifts and other time constraints in the aftermath of your injury.

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How to Find an Attorney for Accident Cases

Accident cases are increasingly common in today's society. There are more and more ways for an individual to be injured doing various innocuous activities as part of their daily life. Things like driving, working, and even going to the grocery store can result in accidental personal injury. Although personal injury cases might be increasingly common today, they are still not something to be taken lightly. When choosing an attorney for an accident case, it’s best to make sure that the attorney specializes in the kind of accident an individual has suffered. This specialization is important and is easy for a person to look up on websites such as
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The specializations of various lawyers are relatively easy to find on the Internet. There are various websites that allow potential clients to search for lawyers by name or by field so that they can find a lawyer who does precisely what they're looking for. The most reliable of these websites is run by the local state bar and provides potential clients with information about a lawyer's certifications, areas of the law, and any disciplinary action that has been taken out against them. There are also commercial websites that post the information about lawyers who pay for the service. These sites narrow down more specifically the areas of law that a lawyer practices.


After an individual has found a lawyer whom they believe will fulfill their needs, it is important to do a little more research on that particular lawyer. Just because a lawyer sounds like they will be perfect for the job after a search, doesn't mean that they actually will be. One of the easier ways to research a lawyer is to go to their website and examine what the lawyer says about their own practice of law. Websites like and other individualized legal websites explain what areas of the law a lawyer feels they are qualified in and lets the individual know whether or not the recommendation they received on a more generalized website matches the information the lawyer shares about their own skills.

Things to Know about Parking Lot Installation

Owning a property of any size is a big responsibility. There are countless factors to consider when optimizing your space for whatever purpose. Your thoughts are naturally drawn to the building and how to make it functional, stylish, and maintained well. You may give some attention to the landscaping, signs, and utilities. Do you give much time to the parking lot? While it may seem like an insignificant part of the property, a parking lot can say a lot about a property and its owner. Large parking lots with ample room for any sized vehicle send a message of wealth and easy functioning. Smooth, even parking lots give the impression that you care enough about your property to maintain every aspect of it well, even down to the parking lot. No one wants to drive over bumpy surfaces with gaping pot holes. You can improve your property immensely by laying a new, beautiful parking lot that will send the impression you want. Your customers and patrons will be grateful you did. For Grand Rapids parking lot installation, you should find an experienced contractor and get a free estimate of services. You might be surprised how affordable a new, black asphalt parking lot can be.
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Installation and Repair

Whether you need to fix your existing driveway or install a brand new one, it’s important to know about proper asphalt installation and repair. You’ll know if your parking lot needs repairs if you see cracks, bumps, standing puddles, etc. For new parking lots driveway, a bobcat may be necessary to remove the existing parking lot if there is one. They can also help prepare the site by removing rocks, boulders, roots and stumps. Gravel is laid and compacted with a roller to a get a smooth, even surface. Next, a thin layer of asphalt is applied and the parking lot is again compacted. If you prefer, it’s possible to pour a layer of asphalt over an existing parking lot so you don’t have to demolish the old lot. This does tend to raise the level of the lot, so be aware of how it may change gutters, driveways, etc. Parking lots do require some maintenance. You may need to periodically repair cracks and holes because of normal wear and tear, especially in areas with lots of snow and ice. Plows tend to create potholes and damage parking lots. Every few years, you should apply a sealant to protect the surface and keep it looking good and functioning well. Improve your property today with Grand Rapids parking lot installation for happier cars and happier people.

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The Thrill of Riding the Jetski

Twice a week, hubby and I goes to the beach just to unwind especially in the afternoon. We just walk on the shoreline, watching people doing their sports activity and waving hi to friendly people passing by from where we are. There were people doing volleyball, some teenagers picking up seashells and others were surfing. Now, one of the interesting sports activities on the beach is the jetski riders showing their stunts.
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Hubby wanted to buy one that is good for three people. The price starting at $4K ... This will be an awesome "toy" to have ...if and if ... he got the money for this hobby. I will be thrilled to ride this baby for sure.The thrill of riding the jetski is awesome! It's been awhile since I've been to one but, it was only 30 minutes rental. Here in Space Coast, never tried ever ... afraid of the gators in Indian River LOL or sharks in Cocoa. I will brave myself one of these days. I might survive on my first ride. For now, rental is the best option.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Mission Space at Epcot

The thrill of rides, I need to check it out first. I am not the kind of person who loves fast moving rides but, I can assure you, I survived the Test Track and loving it LOL. I also survived the Splash Mountain, those 3 dips and 5-story waterfall drop ... yikes , I tried it and I won't do it again, ... I think LOL. This one, the Mission Space at Epcot ... I don't know yet.

There are to journey here.  The first journey to Mars begins at Planetary Plaza where guests will see/read the inspirational quotes from pioneers of space travel. Then, off to the Simulation Lab, a 35-foot-tall gravity wheel is there.  A genuine NASA Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV), one of only 4 in existence is there too and on display. They borrowed it from from the Smithsonian. 

There is a Command Room and further, the guests can browse astronaut memorabilia and plaques commemorating notable firsts in space exploration. This is all about the first man in space, the first man on the moon and the first family in space which, my knowledge for these are all buried in my hypothalamus, LOL.

Then, off to the Mission: SPACE Advanced Training Lab. I have to be brave myself and see what's in there and beyond.

The Dark Skies

Just showing you the contrast of the photos that I took. How amazing that a perfect day can turn up ugly in a matter of minutes. It is pretty scary for me if the weather is bad and I am caught driving on a busy highway. If it happens to you, would you stop on the side, put the blinkers on and wait for the storm to pass? I have seen so many drivers did that. Zero visibility on the road, of course ... you have no choice but, stop.

View of the Banana River

My husband and I were heading back home from the beach, passing Banana River along Cape Canaveral. While we were routing the 528 road, I just can't help but focus my camera on the wide blue skies. It was a gorgeous day and I have seen people kayaking, boating, fishing in the waist deep water (not afraid of gators) and surfing. At the far right of the photo is the Port Canaveral Cruise Terminal. There were cruise ships waiting for their schedule to depart. We were thinking, it would have been nice if we have a jet ski. What a great day to enjoy the outdoors!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Last Glimpse of the Domestic Airplane from Our Rooftop

Three days after the rooftop was finished, I woke up early and sit there waiting for the plane to take off from the Domestic Airport of Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. I love watching the plane on the horizon as I was also waiting for the sunrise. I can see everything there especially the plane ready for landing at the airport. We live nearby the airport in fact; our village is right next to it. Now, the domestic airport is gone. It was moved to Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental. When I come back home, I will surely miss this scenery with the plane.

Laguindingan International Airport is the first international airport that serves the areas of Misamis Oriental and its nearby provinces in Northern Mindanao region of the Philippines. This is a flagship project of the Cagayan de Oro-Iligan Corridor Special Development Project, which covers the  cities of Iligan and Cagayan de Oro.

The airport is 4.17 square kilometre wide located in Barangay Moog, Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental, about 46 kilometers from Cagayan de Oro and a bit father from us since we live uptown.

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