Traveling in American since 911 that has included an airport has been miserable. Long lines, feet smell, TSA rudeness, and too much time waiting around. We were pleasantly surprised with the Orlando International airport. If you are landing are taking off there are multiple runways and no waiting once you begin. The terminals have a tram that leads you out easily to your gate. The main area of the airport is more like a suburban mall. The airport itself is clean and there are plenty of restrooms. There is plenty of vending machines as well so if your there after hours you can get pretty much anything you need from iPod accessories, bathroom toiletries, and the usual suspects of soda, chips and bottled water. The flow through the airport is well designed, and there is plenty of seats for waiting for your flight at each gate. There are close to 100 gates but because it is Florida there was plenty of real estate to design the airport right the first time. The TSA entrance to the terminals slows everything down but there is a good amount of room to pack your belongings back up, put your shoes on and move along. This system works well instead of the other approach at some airports where you check in with TSA at every gate. We give high marks to the Orlando International Airport but in all honesty it is one of the most highest traveled to vacation spots in the world so they expected traffic 365 days a year.
Next summer we are going to take a trip through Pennsylvania probably around the beginning of spring. We are thinking about making a stop at the The Crayola FACTORY. The little guys are full of creativity and they say the place is where there is no limitation to creativity and imagination. You can color, draw, paint and create with the latest Crayola products. Each creative space invites you to play and explore while learning and having lots and lots of fun. See how Crayola Crayons and Markers are made. Learn about the history of the Crayola brand. Explore dozens of interactive projects and activities. This is not the real manufacturing plant, but instead a visitor center that allows the child inside each person to unleash its creative spirit. Each quarter, themes and projects change, giving visitors a variety of projects to create throughout the year. We have started to work out the trip but we think it will include two days at Hershey Park, a day at Sesame Place and a final stop at the Crayola FACTORY the tickets for the day are lass than $10. We have not booked anything yet but we are also thinking about a trip to Florida in January.
Yesterday the Obama administration has decided to exempt Yemen and three other countries that use child soldiers from U.S. penalties under the 2008 Child Soldiers Prevention Act. The officail statement came from Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. The bottom line is President Barack Obama determined it is in the national interest of the United States to waive application of the law to Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan and Yemen. This of course has bad timing as everything this white house touches as we find there is a suspected threat in the airports today from Yemen. The law would cut off military aid to those four countries; the law was signed by President George W. Bush shortly before he left office but did not take effect until this year. There were officials and experts all over the talking head show today saying Yemen has three times the Al-Qaeda forces that are in Afghanistan. The timing of all of this can not be stranger and in the past a terror attack usually is a help to the incumbents. We have a feeling this is a brave new electorate and they are more of the understanding that the only term limits are elections and it is time to use them.
We are getting close and it time to tell everyone whom we are support. We thought it would be nice to give you some links to check out the candidates on the right side of the issues. These candidates can send a message to Washington and to the lame stream media. We know they see it coming they have been preparing themselves for it for weeks and the day approaches. In Arkansas for Senator we are pulling for Republican Rep. John Boozman over Democrat Blanche Lincoln http://www.boozmanforarkansas.com/ http://twitter.com/boozman4AR.
There are two races in California the first is Governor where Republican Meg Whitman is running against fossil Democrat Jerry Brown http://www.megwhitman.com/ http://twitter.com/whitman2010 and for Senator Republican Carly Fiorina over whacked out Democrat Barbara Boxer http://carlyforca.com/ http://twitter.com/CarlyforCA.
We were looking for something in the Halloween spirit to do in October. It was suggested we try Mount Auburn Cemetery. We have never been a big cemetery visitor or grave site viewer so it was kind of stretch for a family trip. The Mount Auburn Cemetery has been designated a National Historic Landmark by the Department of the Interior, recognizing it as one of the country’s most significant cultural landscapes. The grounds were founded in 1831, it was the first large-scale designed landscape open to the public in the United States. The design is amazing as the natural landscape with ornamental plantings, monuments, fences, fountains and chapels is full of amazing beauty. It is full of well known people final resting place like Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Charles Sumner, Charles Bulfinch, Isabella Stewart Gardner, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Henry Cabot Lodge, Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., and Little Women authero Louisa May Alcott. If you get a chance to this gravesite you will be amazed that somebody so famous and beloved, final resting place is marked so plainly. There are maps and things to look for as vistors are encouraged and you can even sign up so that Every month the Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery sends out an electronic newsletter to you with historical, horticultural and birding highlights as well as news and program reminders. The Mount Auburn Cemetery is located at 580 Mount Auburn Street in Cambridge, MA
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We wanted to let you know about Play Outdoors as they have just launched their new and improved website last Friday 10/15. They have made it super easy to find all the cool products families and kids need to get outside. When you hear the name Play Outdoors you think kids outdoor actvities. They have added gift cards, product reviews, cross selling and some great content all designed to inspire families to get outdoors. One of the best new features is the ability to Shop by Activity. We can use this to plan trips as not only we can shop by activity but we will use the family travel section, as a helping guide to deciding where and what to do. It is a rare occurrence where the company listened to the customers. They listened and heeded the call to make shopping for outdoors product even easier from the experts who really care about families. We love the kids winter gear as here in the northeast it is time to get ready. Since our family has all sizes it is great that they have kids covered from size zero to fourteen. Do not forget to use the guides for size and winter gear, they really have though of everything in this redesign and it is worth a peek.
President Bush can claim another win in the liberation of Iraq. Everyone wants to forget the horror that the Hussein regime. Today finally the international face of Saddam Hussein’s regime, Tariq Aziz, was sentenced to death by hanging for persecuting Shiites just over three months after the Americans transferred him to Iraqi government custody. The Iraqi High Tribunal spokesman did not say when the 74-year-old former foreign minister would get the noose but Aziz has 30 days to appeal which is more than his administration ever gave anyone. The left has used this war to their advantage and shaped the conversation to fit it. First it was a war for oil, when we did not take oil, it was because of revenge for his father, and then it was we went to war with no exit strategy. History will show it was a war based on stopping weapons of mass destruction but in the end it was about freedom as clearly what Iraq wanted. Iraq has executed a number of high-profile members of Saddam’s regime. There may never be closure and it may never have been the right thing. The truth when the books of time look back they will see a ruthless dictator was taken from power and the super power that did it had no agenda and held no quarter for the payment. These are the things that kill liberals and why they hate when everyone in the world says Ronald Reagan killed the Soviet Union admitting these things are tough pill to swallow, it is hard when you choke on the truth.
President Barack Obama playing both sides of the fence and confusing many. On one hand he says he sees opportunities to work with the GOP after Election Day. Then in the next sentence claims if the republican wins enough seats their will be gridlock. This is the same politician who ran for the White House promising a new era of bipartisanship. This has never happened as he has spent the last two years blaming President Bush and Republicans for every thing that he cannot fixed with his bad ideas. The latest polls shows that 84 percent of likely voters say that they are frustrated by politics and 81 percent say they have been disappointed with their expectations. The best part is this poll also says 61 percent of likely voters believe the GOP will win control of Congress in the midterm election, with most of those voters believing Republican victories would be a good thing for the country. If the congress can flip at least we can have the rest of the year off as lame duck pols never do anything. This president has spent the last two years, making excuses, running around the nation campaigning, leaving big plan to legislatures and not being accountable. We have thought this administration has closest to the President Carter presidency and hopefully will be one and done like the peanut farmer.
This week we are highlighting last year #41 Dianna Agron who was born April 30, 1986 in Savannah, Georgia is truly a Georgia peach. She did spend her high school years attending Burlingame High School in California. We think she will rise a little higher than last year but may not be the highest Glee cast member in the countdown. Dianna was the first Glee cast member to make the countdown as she spent all of 2009 in a cheerleader outfit on screen pretty hot. We choose her this year for a week as she is back to wearing a cheerleading outfit and has had a few steamy scenes as of late. Quinn Fabray is one of the strongest characters on the show that at this point has turned into a pretty talented ensemble cast. She started professional acting in 2005 and has a wide range of roles since that time. Dianna originally caught our eye in the short lived television show Shark, she has an angelic face and deep blue beautiful eyes. She has a rockin body with a dynamite hourglass figure. We believe that since Dianna is only 24 years old and finally getting some recognition; it is only a matter of time before she lands a role on the big screen
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