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RVing-Casino/Campgrounds (1,2)

In Information-Interesting, postaweek2011, RVing on March 11, 2011 at 11:58 am

(Notice from the author – I must confess that most, if not all of the information that I used for  this and the other two gambling campground posts,  I got from my favorite magazine “Trailer Life”. (I Checked on”copyright protection” to be sure that I didn’t committed any violations). These were good  articles on great campgrounds.

Whether they call it Gambling,Wagering or Tempting Fate, Rver’s no longer have Vegas or Atlantic City as their only options when feeling lucky.Within a three hour drive of 17 of the country’s largest metropolitan areas, travelers can play a slot machine or fill an inside straight. Not all states allow gambling, of course, but enough of them do to accommodate RVer’s willing to hit the road to explore a wide variety of casinos, many of which feature a mulitude of attractions unrelated to gambling. Some casinos either offer on-site RV Parks or are situated close enough to campgrounds to grant RVer’s easy access to their favorite games, while allowing them to sleep in the comfort of their rigs. A round of casinos/campground combinations follow..Good Luck!

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(#1 ) Pechanga Resort & Casino/Pechanga RV resort (TEMECULA ,CALIFORNIA

Pechanga Resort & Casino

If they search hard, RVers may be able to find a more impressive casino, an RV park laden with more amenities and a golf course that flaunts similar undulated beauty, though each component would likely be independent of the others. In the West, however, no better trifecta exists than Pechanga, where these three entities mingle seamlessly on the same swath of upscale desert real estate.


Though Temecula, located off  Interstate 15,  south of I-10, has established itself as one of the country’s premier wine regions, grape connoisseurs from Los Diego and beyond would be wise to use Pechanga Resort & Casino as a base from which to explore the area’s wineries. Or they could skip the sipping altogether, since no real reason exists to leave this all-inclusive resort until it’s time to head home.

Pechanga Resort Pool

The Pechanga RV Resort is only steps away from the casino and golf course (the RV park skirts the 10th fairway).The resort offers 168 tree-shaded, full hookup sites (including 25 pull-throughs) and features a pool and two spars, two clubhouses and a full-size barbecue grill. Each site is separated from those on either side by a lush swath of grass, and Wi-Fi  is available throughout the park. As wonderful as a stay in Pechanga RV Resort can be, it will be even better when RVers accumulate enough Players Club rewards points in the casino to earn free night stays.

Of course, since the service at Pechanga RV Resort is impeccable, a shuttle runs among the RV park, golf course and casino , granting everyone  easy access to all of the property’s attractions. After playing a course so immaculately manicured and free of blemishes that some golfers may wonder whether the grass is uniformly painted green, those who have tested their skills against this demanding, hilly course will likely consider Journey’s End restaurant, located in the clubhouse of the golf course. Journey at Pechanga, the perfect 19th hole. So impressive is the view from Journey’s End, in fact, that guests wouldn’t even have to dine in this restaurant to feel sated. Pechanga Resort  & Casino has eight other on-site restaurants, serving meals of superior quality and amazing variety.

Pechanga RV & Casino Resort

For those RVers wishing to check out the hotel, 64 suites exist among 517 Luxuriously appointed rooms, all of which are just minutes away from Spar Pechanga, where guests can work out the  kinks that didn’t quite relax during their health-club workouts.

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You owe it to your self to check this one out! It is a stop that you would never forget!

Contact: Pechanga Resort and Casino, (888) 732-4264, http://www.pechanga.com; Pechanga RV Resort,(877)997-8386.

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(#2) Terrible’s Lakeside Casin0 and RV Park (PAHRUMP,NEVADA)

Terrible's RV resort Layout

Within sight of towering Mt. Charleston, RVer’s can try their luck on the nearly 7-acre man-made lake, pursuing largemouth bass, crappie and bluegill, or they can try to hook themselves a jackpot in the swanky casino. Located about an hour northwest of Las Vegas and light-years away from the bustle of the Stripe.Terrible’s Lakeside is so popular that the park’s 159 full-hookups are filled almost exclusively by snowbirds from October through April . First-time visitors to this luxurious park often become  regulars, and dozens of rally groups hold annual gatherings at Terrible’s, so RVers intending to visit this park, located four miles west of Highway 160, should make reservatins well in advance.

Terrible's RV & Casino Park

Featuring 30 and 50 amp connections,cable TV and concrete patios. The sites average 55 feet in length, and some of them include picnic tables. Fire rings and barbecues line the lake, and the     swimming pool and spa complement the lake’s swim lagoon. Merely a pitched coin away from the campsites, the Western-themed casino features slot machines and video-poker machines.

Terrible's RV Park & Casino


Terribles  second  Parhump property,Terrible’s Town Casino, delivers even more Old-West atmosphere, in addition to table games and a sports book. Sometimes being terrible can be a good thing. Terrible’s Lakeside Casino and RV Park, (888) 558-lake,www.terribleslakesidecasinorvpark.com

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The chuckle for today!!!

RETIREMENT IN A TRAILER PARK THRU THE EYES OF A CHILD.
This is so cute! After a spring break, a teacher asked her young pupils how they spent the holidays. One child wrote the following:”We always used to spend the holidays with Grandma and Grandpa.They used to live here in a big brick house, but Grandpa got retarded and they moved to Arizona.
Now they live in a place with a lot of other retarded people.They live in a tin box and have rocks painted green to look like grass. They ride around on big tricycles and wear name tags because they don’t know who they are anymore.
They go to a building called a wrecked center, but they must have got it fixed, because it is all right now. They play games and do exercises there, but they don’t do them very well.
There is a swimming pool too, but they all jump up and down in it with their hats on. I guess they don’t know how to swim. At their gate, there is a doll house with a little old man sitting in it.He watches all day so nobody can escape.
Sometimes they sneak out. Then they go cruising in their golf carts. My Grandma used to bake cookies, but I guess she forgot how. Nobody there cooks, they just just eat out. And they eat the same thing every night,”Early Birds”.
Some of the people can’t get past the man in the doll house to go out. So the ones who do get  out bring food back to the wrecked center and call it pot luck.
My Grandma says Grandpa’s worked all his life to earn his retardment and says I should work hard so I can be retarded some day too.When I earn my retardment I want to be the man in the doll house.
Then I will let people out so they can visit their grandchildren”.


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Magic Vegetable-The Powerful Onion

In postaweek2011, Usefull Information on March 10, 2011 at 10:09 am
>>> ONIONS – I received this article and it fit in with stories that I have heard in my past about the “ONION”, so I am passing it on as I received it. I hope that you can get some benefit from this article! 

In 1919, when flu killed 40 million people, there was a doctor who visited the
local farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu.

Many of the area farmers and their families had contracted the flu and many died.

When the doctor came upon one farm, he was very surprised to find everyone there  was very healthy.  The doctor asked the farmer if there was anything special he was doing that was different or unusual.  The wife replied that she had placed an unpeeled onion in a dish in each of the rooms of the home, (probably only two or three rooms back then).

The doctor couldn’t believe it and asked if he could have one of the onions
they had used to place it under his microscope.  She gave him one.
When he cut up one of those used onions and placed the slice under his
microscope, he found the flu virus in the onion.  It had apparently
absorbed the bacteria, thereby keeping the family healthy.

I heard this story from my hairdresser in AZ.  She said that several
years ago many of her employees were coming down with the flu and so
were many of her customers.  The next year she placed several bowls
with onions around in her shop.  To her surprise, none of her staff got
sick.  It must work..  (And no, she is not in the onion business.)

The point of the story is: buy some onions and without removing the
dried outside layer, place them in bowls around your home.
If you work at a desk in an office, place one or two unpeeled onions in
your office where no one will care, under your desk, or even on top of
your desk somewhere.  Try it and see what happens.
We did it last year and we never got the flu.

If this helps you and your loved ones from getting sick, all the better.
If you do get the flu, it just might be a milder case.

What have you to lose?  Just a few bucks on onions!
Now there is a P.S. to this, for I sent it to a friend in Oregon who
regularly contributes material to me on health issues.  She replied with this most
interesting experience about onions:

Weldon,
Thanks for the reminder.  I don’t know about the farmer story,
but, I do know that when I contracted pneumonia, I was very
ill.  I came across an article that said to cut both ends off a large onion;
force a fork into one end; and then place the fork into an empty jar with
the onion resting on the opening of the jar; and, place the jar next to the
sick patient overnight. It said the onion would be black in the
morning from absorbing the germs and bad bacteria.  Sure enough.
It happened just like that…the onion was a mess and I began to feel
better.
Another thing I read in the article was that onions and garlic placed
around the room saved many from the black plague years ago.
They have powerful antibacterial, antiseptic properties.

The magic of a Cucumber

In postaweek2011, Uncategorized, Usefull Information on March 7, 2011 at 11:00 am



1. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every

day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3,

Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron,

Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc..


2. Feeling tired in the afternoon, put down the

caffeinated soda and pick up a cucumber. Cucumbers are a good source

of B Vitamins and Carbohydrates that can provide that quick

pick-me-up that can last for hours.


3. Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a

shower? Try rubbing a cucumber slice along the mirror, it will

eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance.


4. Are grubs and slugs ruining your planting beds? Place

a few slices in a small pie tin and your garden will be free of pests

all season long. The chemicals in the cucumber react with the

aluminum to give off a scent undetectable to humans but drive garden

pests crazy and make them flee the area.


5 Looking for a fast and easy way to remove cellulite

before going out or to the pool? Try rubbing a slice or two of

cucumbers along your problem area for a few minutes, the

phytochemicals in the cucumber cause the collagen in your skin to

tighten, firming up the outer layer and reducing the visibility of

cellulite. Works great on wrinkles too!!!


6.. Want to avoid a hangover or terrible headache? Eat a

few cucumber slices before going to bed and wake up refreshed and

headache free. Cucumbers contain enough sugar, B vitamins and

electrolytes to replenish essential nutrients the body lost, keeping

everything in equilibrium, avoiding both a hangover and headache!!


7. Looking to fight off that afternoon or evening

snacking binge? Cucumbers have been used for centuries and often used

by European trappers, traders and explores for quick meals to thwart

off starvation.


8. Have an important meeting or job interview and you

realize that you don’t have enough time to polish your shoes? Rub a

freshly cut cucumber over the shoe, its chemicals will provide a

quick and durable shine that not only looks great but also repels

water.



9. Out of WD 40 and need to fix a squeaky hinge? Take a

cucumber slice and rub it along the problematic hinge, and voila, the

squeak is gone!


10 Stressed out and don’t have time for massage, facial

or visit to the spa? Cut up an entire cucumber and place it in a

boiling pot of water, the chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber

will react with the boiling water and be released in the steam,

creating a soothing, relaxing aroma that has been shown to reduce

stress in new mothers and college students during final exams.


11. Just finish a business lunch and realize you don’t

have gum or mints? Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof

of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds to eliminate bad

breath, the phytochemcials will kill the bacteria in your mouth

responsible for causing bad breath.


12. Looking for a ‘green’ way to clean your faucets,

sinks or stainless steel? Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the

surface you want to clean, not only will it remove years of tarnish

and bring back the shine, but is won’t leave streaks and won’t harm

you fingers or fingernails while you clean.



13. Using a pen and made a mistake? Take the outside of

the cucumber and slowly use it to erase the pen writing, also works

great on crayons and markers that the kids have used to decorate the

walls!!


Pass this along to everybody you know who is looking for

better and safer ways to solve life’s everyday problems..




LET’S GET GOING ON ALTERNATIVE ENERGY

In Information-Interesting, postaweek2011 on March 2, 2011 at 1:02 am

I made this blog up some time ago using the information that I could find available about the CCC which was one of Franklin Roosevelt’s programs to put people to work after the depression in the 1930’s. That was a bad time, but I really think that it is much worse this time.
By 1930, many people who had enjoyed the prosperity of the Roaring Twenties, found themselves in soup lines and tattered clothes.The stock market crash had devastated the nation’s economy and left many in dire  straits.
Does this, in anyway, sound familiar? If it doesn’t, you have not been reading the newspaper or watching TV.
It doesn’t do any good to stand up and shake our fists at the banks, the mortgage companies, the real estate companies, the stock market manipulators, and a bunch of other greedy manipulative people that were largely responsible for the down fall in our economy. And there is plenty of  blame to be passed around to our  members of congress who screw up any good legislation that would help and pass  bad legislation that doesn’t do “diddly squart” for the people but somehow  seems to benefit mostly themselves. This is not the point of this blog, although it could easily be.The point of my  blog is this; why don’t we take this opportunity to work on “alternative energy projects”. Help get us off fossil fuels  that supply us with gasoline and diesel fuel, the same fossil fuels that come from oil wells owned by people that really do not care too much for us, just our money and who pretty much can control the cost ot this fuel.
OK! ,That mostly covers  a need that this country should be facing right now.We are already late to the table on this. I think that this would be a good time  to mention one millionaire that I am very proud of, because he puts his money where his mouth is. He is T.Boone Pickens. I don’t know all that he is doing, but I do know that he working hard to get our trucking industry to convert from diesel engines to natural gas engines. Natural gas doesn’t have as much muscle as diesel has, but it apparently is close enough to work, because the diesel truck engines at some big seaports on the west coast have converted. I know that natural gas is non-renewable but the quantity of natural that we have  in  our reserves is enough to supply our usage for many years to come. By then, the natural gas can be phased out for some other source of alternative energy.
Joe Scarborough said to T.Boone Pickens one morning when he was a guest on his show.: “I will tell you this right now though. I would like that $2 billion a week to invest in what you’re talking about, Boone, and that is transforming our economy and breaking our dependence on foreign oil from OPEC.”
I know we get can get this done by working together.
OK! This is the other side of the coin. There are many  alternative energy projects out there in other countries. There is not a whole lot of effort being made around here in this country to “kick Butt” and get some of these projects going. What kind of projects am I talking about? Well, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to investigate some of the Countries that are so much more advanced than we are on alternative energy and see how it is working out for them.
The United States is one of the most needy countries in the world when it comes to renewable alternative energy use. Why haven’t we done more to advance alternative energy? President Barack Obama has shown a consistent commitment to changing the country’s energy priority to renewable alternative technologies, such as solar, wind, hydro power  and other sources. Many colleges and universities in the country have already experimented with alternative power vehicles and technologies, and the president is optimistic about changing the energy grid and infrastructure to use alternative energy sources in place of fossil fuel use. This will minimize or end the dependence on foreign oil that this country is experiencing, and make energy more environmentally friendly with stable prices and supplies.
I wonder! Do you think that it’s possible that the big oil companies might stand in the way of alternative  energy advancement by financing the election of politicians that would be sympathetic to big oil? Naw! Who would be low enough to put personal gain ahead of their Country???
Here are what some countries are doing about alternative energy.
2. Germany
Germany in recent years has made vast investments in renewable alternative technologies and implementation. In the year 2007, this country was the leader of the global community concerning solar pv production and alternative energy use. Wind and solar energy both play a large part in Germany, and the country is  prepared to switch to alternative energy sources which are renewable.
3. The United Kingdom
The United Kingdom is well prepared to make the switch from fossil fuels to renewable alternative energy sources. This country is one of the leaders when it comes to offshore wind energy, which makes sense when you realize how windy the coastal areas of this country can be. Reducing fossil fuel use in the UK can be done fairly quickly and easily by switching to renewable alternative energy sources which have already been developed.
4. Sweden
When it comes to using and implementing renewable alternative energy sources that are good for the environment and the population, Sweden is probably one of the top countries in their area. For many years, going back decades, Sweden has advocated against energy sources which harm the environment and pollute it, in favor of green technologies. Sweden is hoping to be completely oil free by the year 2020, and will not have much difficulty meeting this goal because this country has always been against earth harming energy sources.
5. India
In recent years India has made a big commitment to renewable energy technologies, and they have been very successful when it comes to on shore wind energy generation and to building the infrastructure needed to use alternative energy sources that are widely available. Because India is considered a developing country makes  this country  one of the top seven that are preparing for the move away from fossil fuels. This country is number four when it comes to wind power generation capability, and hydropower is also starting to see a rise here as well, with almost one hundred and fifty projects planned in this area.
6. Denmark
You may wonder how Denmark is on a top seven list, when it is one of the smallest countries in the world, but since the oil embargo in the 1970s Denmark has been determined to move away from fossil fuels and head towards renewable alternative technologies for energy instead. Wind power meets at least one fifth of the country’s needs for energy, and biomass also plays a big part. Common use of the public transportation systems and very low vehicle use, as well as conservation efforts by the population and strict energy requirements for buildings and homes.
7. Spain
Spain is one of the seven countries which are the most prepared to make the switch from fossil fuel use to renewable alternative energy generation and use. This country has invested significantly, and is completely prepared to use solar energy, wind energy, and biomass energy to replace the energy found in fossil fuels which are harmful

I included this section on the CCC not for the information but to show how our unemployed citizens can be utilitized on many of the alternative energy projects that we need to start working on.I know that it is not as simple as I make it look, but we do have people who want to work—WHERE ARE THE PROJECTS???
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________By 1930, many people who had enjoyed the prosperity of the Roaring Twenties found themselves in soup lines and tattered clothes.The stock market crash had devastated the nation’s economy and left many in dire  straits. Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932 with his promise of a “new deal” for the American people. Within days of his inauguration, FDR called Congress into special session to work on emergency legislation. Agencies and programs was created. Roosevelt kept his promise and the New Deal was born.

One of these programs was the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), designed to reduce unemployment while also conserving natural resources. The CCC  changed the lives of several million people, along with Big Bend National Park and other like projects. Nicknamed “Roosevelt’s Tree Army,” the CCC was operated through the cooperative efforts of four departments. The Department of Labor oversaw the selection of enrollees, the Army ran the camps, and the Interior and Agriculture departments provided work projects..
Roads and trails were needed for the new park, and the  CCC  provided an ideal workforce.
As the generation who participated in the  CCC  passes, the legacy of their work lives on. When you visit Theodore Roosevelt National Park and drive the roads, stop at the River Bend Overlook, or hike out to the old East Entrance Station. Take a few moments to reflect on the  CCC , the men who labored on these projects, and the investment America made during its most desperate economic period. The Civilian Conservation Corps’ hard work all those years ago still continues  to pay off  today