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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Pigeon Point Light House, California

hostels
house and hostel
lighthouse
fog horn
Save the Lighthouse Campaign Sign
Built in 1872, still active though in need of repair and closed to the Public, Pigeon Point Light House--Historic State Park---Hostel.

This lighthouse is 50 miles south of San Francisco, between Half Moom Bay and Santa Cruz on The Beach Road. A rugid 115 feet tall lighthouse. Rooms-hostels- $20.00 a night. This was one of the tallest lighthouses in America, a good place for whale watching, hiking and relaxing. Care to help the preservation effort...there's a campaign to Save the Light.


Pigeon Point Lighthouse
coastal flowers
walkway to lighthouse
lighthouse
seashoreYou can see in all these pictures how cloudy, cool and gray it was while we were on vacation. Surely no need for sun screen, but I hadn't expected to need a hooded sweatshirt and a coat while in sunny California.

As you drive up the coast, don't pass up opportunities for a bathroom stop, they are few and far between. Take food and water with you, so you can stop along the way and picnic. There are many turn outs that make that possible. Don't count on finding a fast food place to zip in and zip out.

Leave your sandals at home! Or at least in the car and wear tennis shoes and socks, makes for moving around easier.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

For my Fellow EC Droppers AND fellow bloggers with ADSENSE!

If I'm doing this right, this should be a coded list of people who drop back, obtained from Trader's Hub post

I've been using his widget which is in my side bar and suggest it's something you all might like to try.

Thanks
previous post is about travel, please scroll down Santa Barbara!



My Entrecard Drop List
(Start, copy the code and embed this droplist in your blog! It will build up your links, improve your page rank and bounce rate, and increase your blog authority!)
1. Traders' Hub
2. CoolAdzine for Marketeers
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5. Beyond Feron
6. Reality TV Soup
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28. Chapters Of My Life
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32. Random Ramblings
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36. Republic of A
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293. Add your site here. Benefit everyone on this list including yourself. Join Today!


As I understand this is also a good way to improve your page rank having people doing back and forth links. Wish I understood it all more than I do; enough perhaps to be dangerous.
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Fellow ADSENSE people?
When you look at your reports, the initial quick view which shows you today, yesterday, last 7 days, all time....compared to history of payments the dollars and cents don't match up? I'm no way near a payment level in either report; but...have concerns that if I ever reach it there may be an issue?

Suggestions, help in understanding it greatly appreciated.

Will return to travel in a few days, sorry for the non travel post.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Santa Barbara, California

Santa Barbara Beach

beach area











Driving up the coast of California a must stop is Santa Barbara. In fact, I think it was probably my favorite stop along the way; though we didn't spend much time there. In retrospect, we should have altered our reservations, stayed and explored more. Santa Barbara is rich in history, dating back to 1542, when a Portugese explorer Juan Cabrillo first sailed up the coast to claim the area for Spain. He made contact with the inhabitants, Chumash Indians. Later the area was explored more by Viscaino who named the channel Santa Barbara after The Roman Catholic Feast Day of Santa Barbara.

It wasn't until 1780 when establishment of a Mission and Presidio took place. In 1796 1,000 Chumash Indians were baptized. Trouble and damage to the area from an Earthquake in 1812 occured. The American Period began in 1845......but wait. Don't want to tell you all about it. Explore and find out for yourselves.

Santa Barbara is rich in history, quaint, and quite pretty there along the ocean. Watch the sunsets, eat at any local establishment and you'll be glad you did. Pick a cute affordable Mom and Pop type Motel/hotel for your stay. Enjoy yourself and avoid the chains. Santa Barbara doesn't look like anywhere USA.

Want to sun yourself on the beach........enjoy. Perhaps you want to fish, or visit a local winery. Much to see and do. I'm sorry our time there was short. We didn't have much daylight by the time we stopped, sorry only a few pictures. Even in the cool evenings open pit fireplaces warm you as you stroll up and down the beach sidewalk or dine outside across from the beach.

I highly recommend staying at The Mason Inn. We had a wonderful room just one block from the beach. Our room was very affordable, large enough for a table and chairs, microwave, and small fridge. Definatley not your routine bed in a room hotel.
Mason Inn

We had free internet service as well. A very comfortable room. I'd like to go back and spend time in The Mission. We were there in June of last year when fires were everywhere in California. Believe going later in the year would have been a little more comfortable temperature wise.

On recommendations from our host at Mason Inn, we ate dinner at The Fish House. Ola la la!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Gettysburg

Lincoln Statue
"Four Score and Seven Years Ago, our Fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal." Great words spoken long ago. Come bring the whole family, be apart of living history.

Bring your camera to capture the monuments,
horse statue
Cannons
cannon


After a full day of living history, relax and enjoy The Gettysburg Battlefield Resort with your family. While the kids go for a swim at the pool or have play time at the playground, Mom can enjoy the beautiful gardens. Bring your RV and enjoy Pennsylvania RV camping. Scenery, relaxation, activities galore and Gettysburg camping await you. Don't have an RV? Not to worry! Enjoy accomodations in brand new cabins with all the ammenities. Camp in Gettysburg in style! Pssssssss, there's a Jucuzzi for tired muscles for us adults at this Gettysburg Campground near the historic area.

There's much to see and do in historic Gettysburg. If you want a day off from history, take the time to enjoy boat or canoe rentals, nature trails, or fishing. Then if you're not to tired, take a drive through Dutch Country or visit "The Sweetest Place on Earth....Hershey's.

Gettysburg Battlefield Resort RV Campground has 215 camp sites and Internet service. Call for your reservations today and you'll be amazed how much everyone can have fun learning and being a part of history. Call 1-888-455-9579 for your reservations, RV camping Gettysburg at The Gettysburg Battlefield Resort.

Let the fun begin!

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