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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Washington National Cathedral (The Visit)



Washington D.C.

This cathedral is famous due to its Gothic architectural style, built of Indiana limestone and considered to be the 6th largest church in the world. Its architecture has boss stones, ribbed vaulting, large windows with flying buttresses and uses pointed arches.
The architectural design is said to be unique because it is not copied from any other buildings. The building is cross-shaped with a long nave-a tenth of a mile-and two shorter transepts.

The art and architecture of the cathedral instruct and inspire through works in stained glass windows, stone, wrought iron, wood and fabrics. Those images and symbols of art reflections are designed to teach Christian beliefs, reveal the presence of God and pay tribute to our country's history and values.

From west to east of the cathedral is the story of redemption through faith.
The story of creation is reflected beginning at the west facade and west rose window, and this theme continues through clerestory windows, and ends with the sculpture of "Christ in Majesty" at the high altar.

The Pilgrim Observation Gallery can be accessible through elevators up for views over the city. Stairs lead down to the Cathedral store at the lower level. You can avail some food service at the store but limited.

Blue Sky Scrubs

Although I don't work in a hospital, some of my cousins are :). Many of them are nurses, so Iguess I should be recommending this site as well.
The Blue Sky Scrubs is a complete all line to shop for your hospital uniforms, - whether you're a doctor, nurse, surgeon, dentist and all other medical professionals that need one.

If you're planning to buy medical scrubs, why not try shopping online at Blue Sky Scrubs? Most of their products particularly nursing scrubs and designer surgical club hats are exclusively designed by them, so you won't find them in stores.

You no longer have to wonder where to buy medical scrubs especially when you're running out of time. At least, you don't even need to waste your time driving to the store to find and buy one, and yet you are being stuck in traffic!

Get them conveniently online!



Monday, August 30, 2010

Mt. Vernon Estate, Museums and Gardens (The Visit)

George Washington's Home Tour

May 21, 2010 - Alexandria, VA

If you are visiting the estate for the first time, and you're driving by car with GPS, the address might not show properly on it, making it confusing to follow the directions.
There is a google map linking to the exact address of Mt. Vernon, located on the general information menu on their website. Just google it and you'll be taken up there.

Since we were coming from Washington D.C., it was supposed to be a 30-minute drive going to the place, but gosh!...we were caught up in a traffic jam and so we reached the area after an hour and 30 minutes drive..Whew!

The only thing we were able to do was to visit the mansion which was the last batch of tour at 4PM. Well, better yet than nothing!

it's always good to be there early so you can see and enjoy things including visits to Washington's tom, the gardens, and many more activities.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Affordable Printer Inks

Tired of getting into hassles driving from store to store looking for printer cartridges ? Then, it's time to consider the convenience of shopping online while at the same time saves you money and can keep your budget uncompromised. When it comes to your best source of printer cartridges Linkand/or ink refill kits, Printer-Cartridges.com should be your place to go. The company has been in business since 2002 and has been providing customers with their printer cartridge supplies with the highest quality products and yet at the lowest prices available. Printer-Cartridges.com is a one-stop shop for all your printer needs and ink refill kits as well. All of their refill kits and printer cartridges are backed by a full one-year guarantee, plus avail the free shipping service when you order $45.00 or more! Another good news is that you can be guaranteed to have same-day shipping to all orders placed from Monday to Friday before 5pm eastern time. You don't need to worry about your item being hard to find because they have an extensive product line meant to fit more than 300 various brands and printer models. You can also find other products like laser tone cartridges, tone refill kits, bulk inks and bulk toners. Just use their search feature on their homepage and you'll discover how extremely easy it is to find the item you need without having to get out from your home. Your shopping here is secure, so no need to worry about. Just keep in mind. When it comes to ink-jet cartridges, Printer-Cartridges.com has all makes and brands! :)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Shenandoah Valley's Beauty & Beyond

If you happened to be touring the lovely Shenandoah Valley, don't forget to check out the beautiful scenery underground, - the caverns!

Western Virginia has at least 4,000 known caves and many are open to the public. Touring Shenandoah Valley show cave is like taking yourself back 600 million years to when the movement of the continents began the creation of these windows into the netherworld beneath our feet.

The most popular is Luray Caverns, discovered in the 18th century. Designated as a national landmark, the caverns are the largest in the east, featuring a variety of named chambers such as Giant's Hill which is dominated by 10-story high golden columns.

The Grand Caverns is another famous one located near Grottoes. it's the nation's oldest show cave since 1806. Here, you can explore the Cathedral Hall, a vast underground room of 280 feet long and more than 70 feet high. It has drapery-like flow stone on the walls, and massive columns stretch from floor to ceiling.

Monday, August 16, 2010

All Inclusive Vacation at Breezes

Summer and beach lovers, (that would include me!), this could be the all inclusive vacation you are waiting for! Of course, a summer get away vacation could also be a big bonus of savings, don't you think? How about planning for a Caribbean vacation courtesy of Breezes Resorts and Spas? It's been a big dream for me to visit the Caribbean someday soon! :)...and when we do it's gonna be beach, summer, and sun with a lot of good food and great adventures. I have been checking out the all inclusive vacations of Breezes Resorts to get an idea about what I can expect in an all inclusive vacation. Breezes actually calls their packages super inclusive, which suggests it is probably one of the better all inclusive packages. They certainly would fill my wish for great food and adventure with unlimited food and snacks and drinks. But what about adventure? Well how about scuba diving off the coast of Venezuela or snorkeling on the coral reef? Or maybe climbing a rock wall or kayaking? There are just so many things to do waiting for you at the Breezes resorts. If you visit their website you will get details about each resort location. The earlier you book, the better your savings! Did you know that you can save up to 55% off for their super summer and fall sale? Just take note that this promo varies by resort, so you have to check their website for details. For the early booking bonus, you can save as much as 20-25% off for any booking for your 2011 stays. Just imagine having such a great choice in all inclusive resorts locations that are such good value, a once in a lifetime opportunity, don't you think? What more can I say?...Life's really a breeze at Breezes Resort and Spas!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Ecuador's Pacific Coast

Due to its spectacular and unspoiled coast, Ecuador has sugary beaches and quaint villages that line its Pacific Coast. It has 6 distinct provinces that made up the coastal region namely; - Esmeraldas, Manabi, Los Rios, Santa Elena, Guayas and El Oro.

Esmeraldas also known as "the Green province" is accessible only by canoe making it an ideal destination for unforgettable river safaris.

Manabi is a place ideal for whale watching, diving or relaxing on the beach with a cocktail :).

Guayas is the place of Ecuador's largest city and chief port in Guayaquil, where neighborhood is full of historical attractions and landmarks which are worth exploring.

You might want to check out Spondylus Route, which offers fascinating archaeological sites, as well as surfing, paragliding and many more for nature and adventure lovers.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Is Your Best Interest Taken By Heart?

Basing on the title of my post, I am talking about the trend on getting your eye care done. Do you feel taken cared of by medical professionals responsible for it?
Considering the health care dilemma that most people are facing today, - most health seekers are resorting to more affordable services that can fit into their budget.
Perhaps, many of you have heard about ZenniOptical; - an online store that offers affordable yet very high quality eyeglasses to customers who are in need.
But what happens when eye care professionals like opticians who usually gives PD (pupillary distance) for eyeglass fitment can be cold and/or harsh and choose not to do it because of some reasons only them would know?
If Zenni Optical doesn't do PD and thus relies to opticians (or whomever are allowed to do PD procedures) who don't want to do it because maybe some would feel they are being robbed of their entire responsibility from their professions, or think they hate competitions, I think that would be unfair!
In every case where companies and professionals offer health services in various settings and methods should be healthy professionals that should respect and recognize the idea of healthy competitions in the world of health, - financially or professionally wise.
Professionals who are licensed or allowed to do PD for health seekers who need one don't have any reason why they should not do it. Whether they charge a fee or free of charge, I think it should be no big deal. There are company rules to be followed, and let's stick to that.
Health seekers and medical professionals should have a mutual agreement and balance understanding on what the rules and policies are to be followed because health seekers would ultimately takes his decision in the end.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Washington National Cathedral - (The Visit)



May 21, 2010
It was a good thought after all to plan for this itinerary visit after I was done with my paper works submission at the Philippine embassy in Washington D.C.

The cathedral is just 5 minutes away from where I was, so it wasn't bad.

This church opens its doors to thousands of visitors and worshippers every year, mainly because of the cathedral's awesome architecture and arts. It's a church for national purposes that welcomes people of all faiths.


I was captivated by its huge architectural design both in and out. The audio tour was great!

If you don't want to miss every detail of information about the cathedral, - the audio tour is the best option. You'll learn every aspect about the cathedral :).
The audio tour is self-paced and costs $5.00 per person. It's only available when there are no special events or services that are taking place inside the main area.

Oh, and one more thing to be aware of...DON'T take photos when mass or worship service is being held. Otherwise, you can take photos on everywhere around the church. Just be sure you have a fully-charged camera.

I will be sharing a separate post on the cathedral which might be of two parts, so I can actually discuss the vast areas including its famous inspirational arts and architecture ;).

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Vacation Get-Away at the Beach!

Where could you find a truly relaxing comfort, convenience and luxury but only at towers at myrtle beach!
There's nothing more the best vacation can give when you feel so carefree in an oceanfront scenery, don't you think?

Visit www.towersatnorthmyrtlebeach.com and check their various detailed accomodations with breathtaking window-views. You would surely enjoy many adventures and sights that would make your vacation long lasting and full of memories to cherish.

There are lots of activities worth doing and full of fun at myrtle beach. If you love the beach as well as the nature, then for sure this is your place. People who love to shop, and those who love to visit parks, museums, gardens or theaters will surely enjoy their vacation here as well.

ECUADOR - Life at its Purest!

Did you know that one in ten known species in the world is found in the Ecuadorian Amazon? It's because its Amazon region is lovingly preserved thus, unforgettably beautiful.

Its Amazon region has 6 provinces divided into two; - Upper Amazon and Lower Amazon.

Ecuador provides the richest and easiest access to the magnificent tropical rain forest of the Amazon in all South America.

Due to its huge protected areas of the rain forest, indigenous ethnic tribes exist and still observe their original traditions and distinct customs. But visitors are still made to feel at home whether they mingle with the tribe people or relaxing in the comfort of five-star hotels or lodgings.

I Need a Kitchen SInk!

Thank goodness for this site that I saw today. I am still currently renovating my house in the Philippines and the interior aspects aren't yet done. I am actually looking for good quality stainless steel sinks that would perfectly work in my kitchen and the 2 bathrooms up and down.
I requested my engineer and architect to let them check that they should be a stainless steel sink.

I'm thinking of buying this kind considering the good quality and the price. I will be going to the Philippines 3 months from now, so I guess I need to probably order here and just send the items from here as soon as possible.

Ahhh...this is making me excited! Can't wait to see my new house soon! :).

Winter Driving Tips

A few months more and winter will be here. So, here are some helpful tips to ease your winter journey:

Be sure you are well-familiarized with your vehicle. Be sure to adjust the morrors, and know how to operate the heater, defroster and wipers.

If weather is really bad, wait out. It's extremely difficult to drive on snow and ice-covered roads. Wait til roads are clear.

Be aware that stopping takes longer. A 16-feet truck requires up to 3 times more distance to stop on a slick road than on a dry road. Larger trucks require even greater stopping distances.

Clear your vehicle of snow and ice before you take to the road. Clear all mirrors, windows, headlights and tail lights. Remove any excess snow from the vehicles hood and roof.

Always know your blind spots.

Let antilock brakes do the job. There's no need to pump this multiple times, as is the case with brakes in older cars.

Watch your speed, and slow down on slick roads.

Be sure to pack your essential items such as drinks, snacks, blankets for warmth, - and more importantly a fully charged cell phone in the event that you will be stuck on weather delays. Get a good rest before you take to the highway.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Yucatan - a Mexican Experience


I haven't been to this place yet, but I would love to go see this place someday :).

The State of Yucatan is only 3 hours from Cancun, located on the famous Yucatan Peninsula.

Today, tourists can experience the fascinating history with its charming villages, dazzling cities and world-renowned archaeological sites. There are abundant remains from the Mayan world found in Yucatan. it boasts over 2,000 archaeological sites of which only 20 have been excavated and restored.

The perfect place to begin exploration of Yucatan is in the capital city of Merida - also known as the White City for its prestine beauty, vitality and external allure. It is rich in colonial architecture, stately and seren tree-lined avenues, vibrant night life and world-class cuisine.

Explore the remains of this ancient civilization.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Affordable Vacation Rentals

Let's face it! Everyone deserves a much needed vacation, don't you think? If you love winter and enjoy skiing, then you shouldn't let this offer pass.
It's probably time for you to check your lodging before the peak season comes. Why not check on Frisco Colorado lodging? I'm sure you'll gonna love this place due to its easy accessibility to all the ski areas you will love. Aside from that, you can get at least between 30% - 60% discount on their nightly rates when you choose to stay there for this year.
On the other hand, you wouldn't run out of options in choosing your place. There is the Breckenridge vacation rentals located in Frisco, Colorado where in you can get to have wide variety of choices for your rooms, locations and price. You can browse the complete list of all the properties and easily locate the perfect rental property for your vacation.
Breckenridge rental homes are surely the perfect place to stay where you will experience to live in a world class ski destination. Cool, isn't it? There are lots of things and activities to see and do in Breckenridge aside from skiing. Who says winter is boring? Experience what Breckenridge has to offer...your winter experience would be worth the fun! :).

Planning A Castle Wedding in the US?

Here are some castles worth considering if you're planning for a castle wedding in the US.
  • Oheka Castle (Huntington, NY) - a long island chateau with grand ballroom, sweeping staircase and elaborate grounds.
  • Castle McCulloch (Jamestown, NC) - it has medieval tapestries, 70-foot tower, drawbridge and moat.
  • Castle farms (Charlevoix, MI) - the place is surrounded by formal gardens with magestic stone hall, soaring tower, and charming gazebo.
  • Castle Green (Pasadena, CA) - it has a marble ballroom with palm trees on the landscapes. it's a Spanish colonial castle-inspired.
  • Cherokee Ranch & Castle (Sedalia, CO) - this ranch is a Scottish-style castle inspired with rocky mountains serving as a breathtaking backdrop for weddings.

Friday, August 6, 2010

From big city to small town living

Guest post written by Lucas Granger

When I left Manhattan for a quiet town in Indiana that I thought would be my little writer’s haven, I was used to being able to walk and see or buy anything that I wanted at any time of the day or night. However, I learned pretty quickly that that definitely wouldn’t be the case here in my new (perhaps temporary) home.

A few weeks after my arrival, I started getting more than a few day’s worth of groceries since I had the luxury of driving a car to the grocery store now. But one thing I did suffer from was the inability to pick up others’ wireless signals. I thought that this would do at least until I got settled into my new place and got around to getting an internet connection.

But I almost immediately ordered the first dial-up internet service available before switching over to wildblue satellite in Indiana out of frustration. I couldn’t believe how my satellite internet compared to dial-up and was able to correspond with my editors and agent at the speed I was accustomed to again.