Sunday, September 30, 2007

PhotoHunt #77 Original

These arrowheads are all original to Ohio and were found within a ten mile radius of my home in Swanton Ohio by me. They represent a diverse history of Northwest Ohio spanning 9,500-500 years of North American history and are my PhotoHunt entry "Original".

Friday, September 28, 2007 File Sharing

Are you tired of file attachment limitations imposed by email systems? Then Driveway an online file sharing service is for you. Because when it comes to files, especially my photos and mp3s and videos, size is an issue and Driveway is a great tool to send large files easily. Collaboration features include direct editing of data stored on Driveway, faster uploads via desktop plugin, widgets for file and folder sharing and free storage up to 2GB. Driveway lets its users upload and share files without even registering. Just select the files you want to share, save the link to download it later or send it to others. The maximum limit is 500MB. You can send multiple files at once. And if you’re done with the file and would like to delete it from the system or whatever, just enter your email ID when you uploaded the files and you will receive an email with links to download or delete the file. Click on the “Delete” link of the particular file and it will be deleted from the Driveway System immediately. Please note that files are kept in the Driveway System for up to 90 days from the last date of access to the file. So if you don’t want your files to be scattered in the Internet, you might want to remember removing them after you’re done. Driveway is a great way to send large files and the best part it’s totally free.

Depression and the Caretaker!

Caring for yourself
It's a cliché, but it's true—you can't take good care of someone else if you don't take care of yourself. That can be a challenge when a loved one, particularly a spouse, is depressed. Taking care of yourself includes eating well, exercising and getting enough rest. Here are some other recommended strategies:
Create a "support staff." Enlist other people to shoulder some of the responsibilities.
Take time to recharge. Go see a movie. Go for a walk. Spend time with friends.
Set limits. You don't have to be on duty 24 hours a day.
Don't be afraid to seek professional help. Consider going to individual counseling or family therapy.
Remember that you're not alone. Look for support groups where you can connect with people in similar situations.
Stay hopeful. The majority of people respond well to treatment, especially with the latest advances in medication.
All the above is true and is easily written, very hard to practice and I know first hand.
Thank God for friends!


I don't know how many times I heard that growing up. Whenever I take pictures of someone I try not to use that line because I think it’s not cool and I try to use something that's a little more hip like “give me a big grin”. With my HP Photosmart M525 I take pictures of family, landscapes, anything that I might want to include in my blog. It’s a great camera but there are limitations as to the quality of close up pictures. Landscapes are no problem for this camera and close-ups aren't to bad as long as you don't get to close. For those really close-up shots a SonyCyber-shot DSC-W200 is the camera for me along with all the extras including a digital photo frame to display your best photos. Digital cameras are a very useful tool for blogging because one picture is worth a thousand words and I can use all the help I can get to make my blog a success.


Also called: Clinical depression, Dysthymic disorder, Major depressive disorder, Unipolar depression. Depression is a serious medical illness that involves the brain. It's more than just a feeling of being "down in the dumps" or "blue" for a few days. If you are one of the more than 20 million people in the United States who have depression, the feelings do not go away. They persist and interfere with your everyday life. Symptoms can include:
Loss of interest or pleasure in activities you used to enjoy
Change in weight
Difficulty sleeping or oversleeping
Energy loss
Feelings of worthlessness
Thoughts of death or suicide
Depression can run in families, and usually starts between the ages of 15 and 30. It is much more common in women. Women can also get postpartum depression after the birth of a baby. Some people get seasonal affective disorder in the winter. Depression is one part of bipolar disorder. There are effective treatments for depression, including antidepressants and talk therapy. Most people do best by using both.

Thursday, September 27, 2007!

I’ll confess I used to use another one of the reservation sites out there. The one known for the gnome, and I thought it was the best and I was very happy with it. So when I first heard about making Hotel Reservations thru another company I assumed it’d be like some of the others where it would be close but not worth switching over from a company that I had a several year relationship with. That was until I saw Road Trips which is a really neat feature that Hotel has that no other service I've visited has or does this well. I’m a last minute type person and being able to enter how far I want to drive and discover not only all of the hotels but suggested destinations in such an easy to use format has made me start using As an example, I want to get away sometime this month for my wife's birthday, just my wife and I, so all I had to do was enter our zip code and how many hours we wanted to drive, I selected one to two hours, and I was given a list of well over 40 locations that were offering special Internet price deals, some as low as $48.00, at some nice hotels. It creates a situation where towns you would not have considered come up because when you decide you just want to “go somewhere”, face it, we don’t always know all of the towns within a certain distance. I used to use a compus and draw a so many mile radius circle on a map, then have to search out the towns then search out the hotels. Thanks to, it’s never been easier for me to do the last minute trips…
Another thing I’ve noticed about them is the large selection of International and Local Vacation Packages that they offer and their Discount Membership that gives you up to 70% off on selected hotels. The wife and I have also been known to like to try Bed and Breakfast Inns, and they have a nice selection of those on their website as well. So, no matter where you plan to go or how you plan to get there, who can help you find the best vacation deals.

Treatment of Depression

Someone I love dearly is suffering from depression and I can attest that the treatment of mood disorders is not a simple matter. It is not so simple as diagnosing depression and writing a prescription for Zoloft or Effexor. The individual causes of depression are diverse and poorly understood. The antidepressant medications used to treat it are just as diverse and matching a drug with an individual is not a clear cut decision. Individual symptoms, co-existing illness, tolerance of side-effects, and other medications previously tried are just a few factors that must be considered.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Flights to Canada

Ever feel like going to Canada on a weekend break but you don't really want to drive there. You've looked at several sites to find a cheaper rate on flights to Canada but all you found were nothing that would realistically fit your fun/vacation budget. Well if you have a weekend to spare I want to direct you to DialAFlight. DialAFlight is a leading independent UK travel company offering many features that will suit your immediate travel needs. You can search for flights, hotels, car hire and many travel ideas including weekend breaks, beach holidays, spa holidays & much much more. I've been to Toronto Canada and visited the CN Tower and other local attractions and had a great time. So on your next weekend break travel to Canada try DialAFlight especially if your trying to get special deals on flights to Toronto. Don't wait another second, change the usual trip to the parent's home or the annual family reunion that seems to get more and more boring each year. Visit Canada today and take advantage of the services that DialAFlight has to offer.

Show me the Money! The real one....

Well it looks like the United States Mint has changed yet another bill, this time it's the $5 Bill. The United States Mint added, moved and deleted some features of the $5 Bill to make it harder to counterfeit. What they added was the color "purple" and moved the security strip from one location to another. What they removed was the ever popular oval frame that surrounded the President Lincoln and the Lincoln Memorial. I was a bit shocked but not surprised to find out that the 5 dollar bills were bleached and then were reprinted as fake 100 dollar bills. Apparently the features of the $5 and $100 were similar so the counterfeiters didn't have much trouble swapping the two. Well let's see how long it will be until the next face lift.

Monday, September 24, 2007

ReproductiveAccessSolutions is a website which deals with Maternity Health Insurance solutions for women who are seeking financial help. The site offers several services like maternity benefits, financial aid, information and advice to women. The network of RAS consists of chosen private benefits providers, non-profit companies, national associations dedicated to women's well being and government agencies that provide financial solutions to women that might qualify based on their income. Taking into account that many women do not receive any maternity or fertility benefits from their workplace, nor do they qualify for government aid, finding the right financial solution might be difficult, but with the help of obtaining Maternity Health Insurance might no longer be such a challenge.

2007 Holiday Sales

I read today that holiday sales for 2007 are expected to grow at the slowest pace in five years as shoppers worry about jobs, tight credit, and sagging home prices, according to the National Retail Federation. That could mean lower prices and big pre-Thanksgiving sales blitzes as merchants compete for a piece of the holiday budget. The Washington based group predicted that holiday sales will be up 4% the slowest growth since a 1.3% rise in 2002.

Ecommerce Shopping Cart

If you’re into ecommerce, then ecommerce software to sell things from your website is quite essential one. Ashop Commerce is a leading provider of hosted shopping cart software and they offer a complete solution for merchants to sell merchandise online. Ashop price for the shopping cart software is quite affordable and offers four basic prices, Light ($39.95), Ashop 500 ($69.95), Ashop 2000 ($99.95), and Ashop plus ($189.95). As an incentive they provide a 10 day free trial period in which you can test the shopping cart software before making a decision to purchase.
They also provide web promotion and design services which are quite useful services for a novice webmaster. In case you would like to use Ashop´s design service go ahead, with give some basic details like the products you want to sell, the colors you prefer, slogans and images and don't forget the logo for the header. No need to worry about hosting a shopping cart since Ashop will host your shopping cart on their extremely reliable dedicated servers. I'm sure that a newcomer to ecommerce will find Ashop Commerce quite useful and easy to navigate in setting up a web based business.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Perception of Poor Quality Hurts Big 3!

I read and found intersting that CNW Market Research meets with a group of would-be car buyers and plays a trick on them. Someone at the company, which specializes in auto sales trends, takes a Toyota Camry, removes any identifying logos, and tells them it's a new model from one of the U.S. based auto makers. Or it takes a domestic car and tells them it's a Toyota or another import model. Either way the results are the same. "If they think it's an American car, the perception of the vehicle falls dramatically. Detroit really gets a bum rap in the U.S."" said Mr. Spinella, vice president of CNW Market Research. The issue of public perception is coming into sharper focus for the big 3 as they try to compete and survive in this global economy.

Join Smorty Today!

Most of you who know me know that I love to make money the easy way. Well let me be the first to introduce to you Smorty. Smorty is a web based service connecting advertisers with bloggers. Advertisers can pay bloggers to write opinion posts with links back to the advertisers site. Smorty is a company that offers you money to write about products that you already love to use and talk about. I have a few friends that get paid to blog on a daily basis; I too enjoy blogging for money especially if it's about products that cross my home's threshold each and every day. Sign up today and start making money for vacations, parties, and special occasions or like me where I'm trying to save money to buy a new mountain bike. Whatever your reason, join today, get paid for blogging and if you know of a friend who also enjoys writing about products that he/she loves but isn't profiting from it then by all means have them sign up as well. Do the research, make the easy money, join Smorty today!

Laptops are King?

The number of laptops sold will outpace desktop sales by 2009, Intel CEO Paul Otellini said at the Intel Developer Forum on Tuesday. The amount of money spent on laptops already tops notebooks: Mr. Otellini was talking about units sold. These notebooks will be packed with new features, including superfast WiMax wireless Internet connection and high-definition video. Intel is developing processor chips, the brains of a computer that use less power to run these programs. Power consumption is a big issue with laptops. A new chip, out next year, will help batteries last longer.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Black Friday Holiday Shopping!

Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving when major retailers around the country discount products to help kick off the Christmas shopping season. cyber monday ads are usually kept secret until you receive the circulars in your Thanksgiving Day newspaper. However at Black, they give you the advantage by showing you all of the Black Friday 2007 ads before anyone else and they also offer direct links to each product so you can purchase the items online on Black Friday without having to stand in line at the store! Like a link to one of my favorite stores KB Toys with all of their radio controlled cars, trucks, board games and electronic games. Black also offers email alerts to let you know when new black friday ads have been posted for your favorite stores and is a very consumer friendly site that is useful for planning your holiday shopping because the web site is very functional and easy to navigate. Get ready now for Black Friday, know your gifts, get your discounts in advance and on that day shop from home knowing you beat the crowds and got a good price so visit Black and see what great deals you can get if you're an early shopper for Christmas like me.

Yale to Surrender Inca Artifacts

Yale University has agreed to return thousands of Inca artifacts taken from Peru's famed Machu Picchu citadel almost a century ago, Peru's government announced yesterday. The university said some of the artifacts will remain there temporarily for research, but did not specify how many. Peru demanded the collection back last year, saying it never relinquished ownership when Yale scholar Hiram Bingham III rediscovered Machu Picchu in 1911. All told he exported more than 4,000 artifacts including mummies, bones, and ceramics from the famed site. Under the agreement, Yale and Peru will cosponsor first a traveling exhibition featuring Bingham's pieces and later in a museum in Cuzco, the ancient Inca capital.

PhotoHunt # 75 Plastic

When I was a kid growing up medal toys made in USA were the norm. The toys of today are made in China and are all plastic. A perfect choice for this weeks PhotoHunt.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

4 ex-Nortel Execs Charged With Fraud!

I read yesterday that Securities and Exchange Commission said that it charged four more former officers at Nortel Networks with engaging in accounting fraud. The agency previously charged Nortel's former CEO, CFO, and controller with directing the earnings management fraud in 2003 that manipulated the company's reserves and is seeking civil monetary penalties and officer and director bars. Give me a break these penalties are a joke! These people in 2001 and 2002 destroyed a company that supplied good paying jobs to 115,000 people and when it was over 85,000 plus were without jobs including me! They should be in a state prison with common criminals for a long time!

International Calling Cards

If calling friends, family Internationally then Pringo offers a prepaid International calling card service directly to customers through a secure and easy to use web interface for purchase (via credit card) and personal account management. Pringo long distance card is designed to provide consumers with the best calling card experience, including quality, convenience, and customer service, at the most competitive rates available today. With Pingo, there are no hidden charges-no connection fees or disconnection fees, just a nominal monthly service charge. With Pingo, what you see is what you pay, and what you save is even more! How about a $25 calling card for $17? Pingo members get 5 hours of International calling time just for signing up, and another $15 each time a friend they've referred becomes a Pingo user. Pringo Mobile saves callers 90% on International cell phone calls. Pingo Business & Family Plan, and Pingo’s RateWatcher offer you the customer many tailored made options for your International calls over Pingo’s reliable network that delivers over 1.1 billion International phone card minutes a month. Now with those kinds of deals you can't possibly tell me that you don't want to join in on the savings. Let Pingo be your International calling card provider and let the saving begin.

The Discovery Channel!

Once again we are bombarded with too much information in reguards to all that is wrong with America. The 24/7/365 news networks are either too far Right or to far Left and are so negative. I therefore recommend the Discovery Channel as a new news channel. If you watch The Discovery Channel long enough you will realize that the world is beautiful, wonderful, mysterious and very small. The Discovery Channel explores the world with all of its diversity including people, making no judgements but just showing the reality of the situation

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Cheat to Loose Diet!

How many times has this happened to you? You start a new diet with every intention of sticking to it, cutting out all of your favorite foods and eating exactly what the diet tells you to. At first, you’re thrilled to see the numbers on the scale go down, but after a short while, weight loss slows and you hit a plateau. Then, you’re feeling quite the opposite, frustrated, weak, and unsatisfied. So what do you do? Exactly what we all do when a diet simply isn’t working: quit.
Fitness expert, and Body for Life champion Joel Marion found himself in a similar place, and through a series of diet “screwups,” Joel discovered a startling truth: cheating on your diet can actually accelerate fat loss. Based on cutting-edge medical research, The Cheat to Lose Diet customized online program will guide you every step of the way reveals the hormonal connection between strategic cheating and fat loss that will change the way you diet forever. On Cheat Days you’ll cheat BIG with all your favorite foods, pizza, ice cream, cookies, whatever you’d like and as much as you’d like. But never again will you feel guilty for indulging in the foods you love because you’ll learn and come to know that dietary cheating is absolutely vital to your fat loss success. Here, finally, is a diet that works with your body to help you lose fat faster than restrictive dieting ever could. So start cheating and losing today!

Terrorism a Threat for 2008 Olympics!

I read in the USA newspaper that China believes terrorism is the biggest threat facing next year's Olympics and has called for closer international cooperation to prevent possible attacks. "Although the general security situation for the Beijing Olympics remains stable, we face the challenges of terrorism, separatism, and extremism." Public Security Minister Zhou Yongkang was quoted by the China Daily newspaper. Zhou proposed more information sharing between international security forces and the establishment of an early risk warning mechanism. Sound like China wants western technology and information to do their dirty work or is it just an excuse to see how the west handles security. I guarantee that China is far more ruthless in dealing with unwanted guest and doesn't need our security measures.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Score Learning Centers

There have been those who have stated that many people, especially children do not read for entertainment anymore. While this may be true when it comes to traditional books, there is a vast amount of information on the internet for those of all ages. The ability to read at a higher than average reading level for many children aged 4 to 14 is thanks to their parents using Reading Tutors through Score. The ability to use technology is going to be a critical skill for our children and having the ability to read plays a very crucial part in most online activities, including many interactive ones. So while it may be felt that reading traditional books for entertainment is declining it is important that the actual skill of reading continue to be encouraged...

Lucas County Arena

On September 7, 2007 The Lucas County Commissioners unveiled the newest design for the multi-purpose arena. The design incorporates a number of different features that the public requested during public forums earlier this year, including an outdoor terrace overlooking downtown Toledo, a public arts plaza at the North entrance, and brick and glass features that reflect the architectural character of the downtown neighborhood. This website is designed to keep the public informed and involved in the project as it moves forward. Once completed The lucas county Arena will be another jewel in the crown of downtown Toledo.

eMortgage by Encomia

The traditional paper-based mortgage process ia a thing of the past and Encomia is here to make eclosing process easier and streamlined. Their scalable software and web-based applications enable lenders and borrowers to quickly become eMortgage ready. Encomia works closely with numerous financial institutions of all sizes, from Fortune 500 companies to independent brokers. With the promise of eliminating paper by providing an entirely electronic closing process for completing mortgages on your computer. Electronic closing promises to revolutionize the mortgage banking industry and save lenders, and borrowers thousands of dollars.

Veterans Affairs Distorts Wait Times

I read that the Department of Veterans Affairs repeatedly understated wait times for injured veterans seeking medical care and in many serious cases made the veteran wait more than 30 days, counter to department policy, according to an internal investigation. The review by the VA Inspector Generals Office examined 700 outpatient appointments for primary and specialty care scheduled in October 2006 at ten medical centers. The Veterans Health Administration in recent months falsely reported to Congress that 95% of its appointments were schedule within 30 days of a patent's request when in fact 75% of veterans received timely appointments. We veterans are called to arms at a moments notice, to put our lives at risk, and when the time comes to care for veterans, we receive inadequate respect, and care, this is outrageous!!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Coupon Chief

I enjoy shopping online rather than driving to a store and it is not very difficult to find great deals as well as free or reduced shipping if you are a savvy shopper. One of the easiest ways to find good deals is to use Coupon Chief. It’s not some website where you will go and find stores that you never heard of, they offer coupons and hot deals at well known places, like Best Buy. Holidays and winter events are coming up, and some of the deals involve digital recorders, or if those winter days have you wanting to stay inside and watch movies, there are even discounts for certain DVD’s. Take one of my favorite stores KB Toys, I can clearly see that some of the great savings deals that interest me expire on Sunday. This site is one of my highly recommended places to visit, and even my youngest son has gotten to the point that when he sees something online that he’d like me to buy for him, not only does he send me the link but he’ll also add the page from Coupon Chief as well as an added “hint” of why I need to buy him something from one of his favorite places to browse online. Even I have to admit some of the items there are cool, I have my eye on the new Remote Control Racing Car they have (yes I’m still a kid at heart). This website has saved me quite a bit of money and if you bookmark it, it could save you money too.

Mexican Trucks Deliver U.S. Payloads

I read today that the Mexican Transporation Secretary announced that two Mexican tractor-trailers have delivered payloads to New York and South Carolina, becoming the first trucks to operate deep in the USA under a long delayed, NAFTA mandated program critized on both sides of the border. The trucks operated by Transport Olympic, brought steel and construction materials and will haul simular products from Arkansas and Alabama back across the border. The U.S. Transporation Department granted permission Thursday to Transportes Olympic as part of NAFTA. In turn, Mexico granted authority to Stagecoach Cartage & Distribution of El Paso to travel throughout Mexico. God help the traveling public now that unsafe trucks from Mexico are on U.S. highways.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

PhotoHunt #74 Music

Several members of the band Lynyrd Skynyrd died in a plane crash that occurred on October 20, 1977 three days after the release of this album Street Survivors. The crash killed singer/songwriter Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist/vocalist Steve Gaines, vocalist Cassie Gaines, assistant road manager Dean Kilpatrick, pilot Walter McCreary and co-pilot William Gray. Other band members were injured, some very seriously. Lynyrd Skynyrd disbanded after the airplane tragedy. On the original pressing of the cover of Street Survivors was a photograph of the band engulfed in flames. MCA Records, out of courtesy, withdrew the sleeve and replaced it with a cover of the band striking a similar pose against a plain black background. I purchased this album in October 1977 and played it for the millionth time yesterday. It still rocks and is my entry for this weeks PhotoHunt: Music.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Learning Can Be Fun!

Part of the key to teaching a child, especially during the summer months is that it has to be creative and fun. You have to be able to inspire a child to want to excel and that is one of the many reasons parents turn to Score and their Innovative Tutor program. Whether your child just needs a boost in their educational self confidence or is struggling with one topic that they need remedial help with, many parents turn to Score because they have a proven record of success. Every parent I know that has used Score has highly recommended them and that says something about them...

Presidental Families

When Martha met George in 1758, she was a wealthy widow, living on a large estate left by her first husband, Daniel Parke Curtis. She brought to the marriage two valuable assets that George lacked: great wealth and a superior social position. Both were invaluable in advancing Washington's career. George Washington, as did many presidents after him, "married up."

Friday, September 7, 2007

Score Math Tutors

Recently here in Ohio there have been quite a few high school students who had problems passing the required graduation test. It demonstrates first hand how important it is for problem area in our children's education to be addressed and if necessary seek out professional Math Tutors. I already know that Math is one of my sons weak areas and rather than wait for him to have trouble when he starts middle school; and into high school, we are going to address it this summer. Thanks to companies like Score, there is no reason for your child to feel as if they are a failure and to increase their confidence in their own abilities to be able to demonstrate math knowledge.

Presidental Families

Who was the first child born in the President's House now called the White House? James Madison Randolph, son of Martha Jefferson and Thomas Mann Randolph Jr., was the first child born in the President's House, on January 17, 1806. He was born on one of his mother's lengthy stays in the capitol while Thomas Jefferson her father was President. President Jefferson insisted on choosing the names of all his grandchildren himself, naming this grandson after his good friend James Madison.

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Chief Tecumseh Speaks

I am reading about Tecumseh a Shawnee Chief who fought bravely for his people and this is part of a speach that I beleive is true today as it was 200 years ago.

"So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.
Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and
Demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life,
Beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and
Its purpose in the service of your people."

If only we.... only I could live by these words wouldn't life be that much greater.

Thursday, September 6, 2007


Weblogs, or blogs have become so explosive that it is now one of the most important mediums of communication. Business and Financial Services Writers/Bloggers such as Gaurav Bhola sharing expert advice and current news event stories with other Bloggers interested in business, politics, finance, health, technology and other newsworthy topics on a Business Blog. One of the Blogs written by Gaurav Bhola is GimmeTheScoop.Com. This is one of the modern News Blog around and trust me when I say modern. It has everything from news & politics to business, finance, health, internet and technology and much more. I have added this website to my bookmark because I found information that has been really informative.

Girl High School Sports

I read in the USA newspaper that for the first time ever, more than 3 million girls participated in high school sports according to a survey by the National Federation of High School Associations. This is old news because at the school my childern attend girls participating in sports is exploding with soccer and volleyball accounting for the biggest increases. This is a trend that needs to keep expanding for the good and health of our childern.

LAP-BAND Weight Loss

If your struggling with your weight and no amount of dieting and exercise has worked, then the LAP-BAND System from JourneyLite may be for you. The LAP-BAND System weight loss surgery uses an adjustable gastric band designed to help you lose excess body weight, improve weight-related health conditions and enhance quality of life. It reduces the stomach capacity and restricts the amount of food that can be consumed at one time. The LAP-BAND System procedure does not require stomach cutting and stapling or gastrointestinal re-routing to bypass normal digestion and is the only weight loss surgery that is completely reversible and adjustable for life. The LAP-BAND System from JourneyLite is the safest, proven weight-loss surgery available today with support groups, message boards, nutrition education, etc.. to support a healthier, happier you. If you need help with your weigh then let the LAP-BAND System from JourneyLite assist you to better health and an improved quality of life.

New Coke Bottle = Less Plastic

I read in the USA today where Coca-Cola launched a 20-ounce bottle for its colas that uses 5% less plastic. The bottle, which has ridges to aid gripping was introduced because of the growing scrutiny for plastic use and the fact that landfills are full of plastic bottles. Over a 4 day period I visited 3 metroparks in the Toledo Ohio area and walking the trails I noticed plastic bottles anywhere water flowed. So anything that can be done to reduce the amount of plastic in our environment is a good thing.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Toledo Minor Leage Team

Ryan and I went to the Toledo Mud Hens games over the Labor Day Weekend and we had a great time. The stadium was simply awesome and is a very bright crown in downtown Toledo. The Mud Hens won the game and afterwards there was fireworks that were really cool, much better than I anticipated. The night was very enjoyable and I would recommend that everyone check out this jewel.

PhotoHunt #73 Dirty

While walking the Miami and Eric Canal towpath near Grand Rapids, Ohio I came across this dirty mess located at the entrance to Providence MetroPark and is my entry for this weeks PhotoHunt.