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Nemours Mansion & Gardens

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

Have you heard about Nemours Mansion & Gardens in Delaware. The place is set among the 300-acre country estate of the late industrialist and philanthropist Alfred I. DuPont. You have got to see this place if you are in the neighborhood or stopping through. The mansion contains 102 rooms furnished with fine examples of antique furniture, rare rugs, tapestries and outstanding works of art. The mansion and gardens are open for tours from May 1 to November 30 and as always reservations recommended. There are a variety of surfaces and levels in the gardens and grounds. The tour also involves climbing several staircases. Tours last two and a half to three hours and require a $15 per person payment as well as punctuality is a must for any appointment. There is one drawback that there is no picnic allowed on the facilities of the Nemours Mansion and Gardens. There are two elk at the top of the Vista are the work of Prosper Lecourtier, a specialist in animal figures. There are 157 jets at the center of the one acre pool. But when they are turned off as you walk your reflection can be seen in the pool. This is one to take in as you will remember your visit for years to come.









Lake Compounce set schedule for 2011

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

We wanted to let your whole family know that Lake Compounce set schedule for 2011. If you do not know about Lake Compounce it is a New England’s Family Theme Park that is the oldest continuously operating amusement park in North America. Lake Compounce has invested more than $40 million dollars over the past 13 years in rides and attractions. We are amped up for 2011 when Lake Compounce is celebrating 166 years of family fun. The regular price for a 2011 season pass is $79.99 and the regular daily adult admission is going to be $34.99. The junior admission for children less than 52 inches is $25.99, Opening day is set for Friday May 13, 2011. Lake Compounce is minutes from I-84, Exit 31 Two miles North on Route 229 and follow the signs use 271 Enterprise Drive, Bristol, CT 06010 for your GPS. Lake Compounce is a great place where you can play all day on rides like Boulder Dash, Zoomerang and Thunder n’ Lightning. If you like you can spend sometimes at the lake in Anchor Bay, Clipper Cove and Mammoth Falls. There is also plenty of adventures for your little park members as they will love Circus World and Zoomer’s Gas n’ Go. This best part this means summer is right around the corner.

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Air Tran XM A OK

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

We flew our first flight on Air Tran and was pleasantly surprised. The rate was cheap so we decided to give them a chance. It was a straight one way down to Orlando and a one stop on the return. The seats come with XM Satellite radio and there was wifi on the plane. We did not take advantage of the wifi but the XM was pretty cool as they passed out headphones to each passenger. Everyone was courteous there was a $15 per bag fee but the carry on rules were not very strict. We were provided a snack and a drink on all three flights and the planes were clean and new. The biggest problem we had seen is due to the fact they are a new carrier, they do not have choice spots in the hub. The Logan terminal is placed in one of the oldest building at the airport and is maze shaped with left and rights to get to the gate. In Orlando they are on the very end of the building so it is a long walk/tram ride to get to the front of the airport to ground transportation. We had three great flights as far as flights go and we would fly AirTran again, we paid $650 for our four round trip tickets to Orlando.









Battleship Cove Fall River MA

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

We wanted to let you know about Battleship Cove as a great place to spend the day, have fun, learn a little history. This place is open year round and the cost of admission is only $15 children 6-12 are $9 and under $6 is free, there is also free parking. The place has been entertaining for 40 years and puts you in the heat of the action. You can view a lot of history and the slogan at Battleship cove is “Don’t just learn about history live it.” When you are at Battleship Cove, you will experience firsthand what it was like to serve on board a Navy warship in WWII. You can sound the diving horn on Submarine Lionfish before you slip below the sea. The best part was cranking the handwheels on Big Mamie’s 40-mm guns as you knock enemy planes from the sky. The biggest treat for most in attendance was the sail through the Cold War on USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. We also learned the ship had an unmanned helicopter that hunted Soviet submarines. It was amazing to think we had predator technology back in 1960. They also have a high-speed missile corvette that the Soviets designed to fight us. It does not matter if you are a die-hard naval history buff or a casual enthusiast of military hardware, you’ll have much to discover at Battleship Cove. you can find all the fun at Battleship Cove, 5 Water Street, Fall River, MA 02721.

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Breezes Resorts Jamaica Vacations

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

The cold weather on the east coast is getting us down. It started too early and has been cold since November. We are thinking about a getaway and are looking into a Jamaica all inclusive vacations as we want to keep costs down. We have never been on one of these all inclusive resort vacations but here from friends and family that it is the way to go. They have a term “super-inclusive” which means all your meals, drinks and entertainment is included. This means a variety of land and water sports, with professional instruction are included and tipping is never permitted. We need to get the whole family away as we do not have anyone who can take the kids. We feel bad they will lose some school but it is offset by the fact we can swim in the crystal blue waters of Jamaica in winter. The call the place we are looking into a tropical playground. The place is filled with quiet coves, endless beaches and shady hammocks around every corner. Sounds perfect as it is only about an hour away from the city of Montego Bay, Breezes Runaway Bay Resort & Golf Club is one of the world’s truly great escapes. We would like to try a skim across the crystal blue Caribbean on a catamaran cruise. The whole point of the vacation though is to get away from the cold and spend the day in a comfortable lounge chair while the warm, tropical sun dissolves your stress like the ice in a Piña Colada. When we started to plan there are many sites that offer Jamaica vacations but we stopped at Breezes.com because even the name sounds relaxing.

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Grocery delivery Utah Snowbird

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

We wanted to let you know if you are looking for grocery delivery Utah snowbird then canyondelivery.com can help. They also deliver to Alta, Brighton, and Solitude Properties. Let’s face it when you are on vacation you want to ski and have fun. That is why you should let Canyon Delivery get the grocery shopping done for you. Canyon Delivery’s specialists shop for only the best produce and products and deliver them right to you. All you have to do is let them know when you are coming and what you want when you get here. They can even stock your groceries before you arrive at most properties. They deliver to Big Cottonwood Canyon, Little Cottonwood Canyon, and Cottonwood Heights properties.

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The Hermitage, a National Historic Landmark,

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

We wanted to let you know of a great stop on Route 17 in New Jersey, The Hermitage. This is a National Historic Landmark that is located on five acres of lawn shaded by centuries-old trees. The fourteen-room Gothic Revival home was built in 1847 from designs by William H. Ranlett for Elijah Rosencrantz Jr. The Hermitage is now owned by the State of New Jersey and operated by the Friends of the Hermitage, Inc. The site is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. The Hermitage Museum which consist of the historic house, exhibition galleries, and gift shop is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. There are guided tours for $7.00 for adults; $5.00 for seniors; $4.00 for children if you have children six they are admitted free of charge. We found the best part to be that General Washington Is Invited to Make His Headquarters at The Hermitage in July 1778 as the Continental Army, after the important Battle of Monmouth, had marched from New Brunswick and the Great Falls of the Passaic toward the Hudson Highlands with plans to encamp for a rest at Paramus.
Washington’s secretary said after leaving the falls of the Passaic, we passed through fertile country to a place called Paramus. We stopped at a Mrs. Watkins’, whose house was marked for headquarters. But the General, receiving a note of invitation from a Mrs. Provost to make her hermitage, as it was called, the seat of his stay while at Paramus. This is just one of the nuggets in the storied history of this house.








Vancouver corporate housing from Level

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

If you are looking for Vancouver corporate housing then you should check out LEVEL Furnished Living. Level is a division of the Onni Group specializing in short term rentals in Vancouver. Onni is a full-service real estate company with a core focus on land development and property and construction management. This diversified company has experience in a wide array of real estate ventures from residential condominiums, single family homes and mixed-use master-planned communities and industrial parks. For over 40 years, the family-owned company has earned a reputation for designing, developing, building and managing innovative real estate. Onni is one of British Columbia’s most respected developers and has won numerous awards and accolades from the Canadian Home Builders Association. The Onni team offers a wealth of knowledge, expertise and attention to detail in each and every project that they undertake. Situated in central downtown Vancouver, residents of LEVEL are privy to all that Vancouver’s most fashionable neighborhoods have to offer. The trendy restaurants of Yaletown, luxury shops on Robson Street, central business district and new convention centre, law courts, sport and entertainment venues, and a host of different transportation options can all be found within short walking distances.

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short term rental Vancouver

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

We wanted to let you know if you are looking for a short term rental Vancouver, here is where to look. LEVEL Furnished Living is a division of the Onni Group that specializes in short term rentals in Vancouver. Onni is a full-service real estate company with a core focus on land development and property and construction management. Onni is a diversified company that has experience in a wide array of real estate ventures from residential condominiums, single family homes and now Vancouver short term rentals. For over 40 years, the family-owned company has earned a reputation for designing, developing, building and managing innovative real estate. Onni is one of British Columbia’s most respected developers and has won numerous awards and accolades from the Canadian Home Builders Association. The Onni team offers a wealth of knowledge, expertise and attention to detail in each and every project that they undertake including their venture into short term rental.

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Odenza travel certificates

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

We wanted to draw your attention if you did not already know about travel incentives and travel certificates. They are a great addition to corporate incentive programs for any business. These offers from Odenza can generate higher revenue and increase repeat sales. If you are looking to give your business a boost offer customers travel incentives on select purchases to thank them for their business. We have even seen travel incentives for selected marketing campaigns. It does not matter if your business is big or small you can achieve better results for their marketing promotions and sales campaigns. It has been proven that free vacations and travel certificates prompt customers to take action. These Odenza programs are designed to accomplish your goals. They have the travel agents that will work hard to ensure your customer enjoys their vacation, comes back happy and refer your business to others.

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