Visit California

Written by David G. Hallstrom, Sr.


Are you planning a vacation, but can't decide where to go or what to do? If you are, then stop worrying, vacation in sunny California.

California has a land area of over 155,000 square miles with almost 850 miles of coastline and beaches, 25,000,000 acres of desert, mountains, including Mount Whitney which at 14,505 feet above sea level isrepparttar second tallest mountain inrepparttar 150176 continental United States, numerous lakes, rivers and creeks, forests of all types, thousands of campgrounds and RV parks, beautiful scenery with plants and flowers of almost every type, amusement and theme parks like Disneyland and it's companion California Adventure Park, Knott's Berry Farm, Movieland Wax Museum, Legoland, Sea World, Universal Studios and Magic Mountain, zoos likerepparttar 150177 San Diego Zoo And Wild Animal Park, museums of every type, numerous art galleries and antique shops, places of worship for every religion, restaurants to fit every ethnic and cultural taste, motels, inns and hotels to fit every pocketbook, from very inexpensive to extremely luxurious, gaming casinos, nightclubs and comedy clubs, some ofrepparttar 150178 most beautiful golf courses inrepparttar 150179 world, most of which are playable year round, some ofrepparttar 150180 best wineries inrepparttar 150181 world and shopping centers and areas with almost every type and brand of merchandise you can think of.

Virtually year round, whether you likerepparttar 150182 climate hot, warm, cool or cold you can find a place to suite your taste.

California, with it's huge culturally diverse population of over 37,000,000 people, has almost every type of activity, restaurant, museum, store and hotel you can think of and it's people speak almost every modern language there is. Why go somewhere where you can not be understood, or you may not likerepparttar 150183 accomodations or food orrepparttar 150184 citizens may not like you when you can go to California and with a little bit of searching find people who understand whatever language you speak, who serve food you like, who know your customs and who value your patronage, in other words a place that suits you perfectly, a place where you are wanted.

A Georgia Country Boy Rates Vegas!

Written by Ed Williams


I just got back from Las Vegas!

Man oh man, it was my first visit ever, and let me tell yíall, if there was ever a town I fell in love with at first glance, itís Las Vegas! It has The Brotherhoodís name written all over it, in fact, if there ever was ever a town that Iíll need to visit regularly forrepparttar rest of my life after only one visit, itís Las Vegas!

I went out there for a speaking engagement related to some of my writing activities. Even though I spoke for only twenty minutes in a tiny conference room in one ofrepparttar 150108 big strip hotels, I can now say, for all eternity, that ďIíve played Vegas!Ē I was out there for all of two days, which now makes me a certified Vegas authority. And because Iím now so knowledgeable, hereís some unique things yíall can expect to see if you ever make a trip out there:

1. Some huge hotels - I thought I had seen some large hotels in places like New York City and Chicago, but nothing compares to these big mamas out in Vegas. You haverepparttar 150109 Luxor, which literally looks like a pyramid with a light shining out ofrepparttar 150110 top. You have Mandalay Bay, well, actually there are two Mandalay Bays now, and they both have copper colored windows in their rooms. They also have eleven acres of swimming pools and a huge shark aquarium. The owner of Mandalay Bay obviously likes fish, and probably also likes having a little something onrepparttar 150111 property to help keeprepparttar 150112 guests in line. Letís also not forget Caesarís Palace, which is huge, andrepparttar 150113 Venetian, which is even larger. Thereís one place called Excaliber that looks like a castle because one actually sits right atrepparttar 150114 entrance to it, Paris Las Vegas has a replica ofrepparttar 150115 Eiffel Tower standing right next to it, one calledrepparttar 150116 Stratosphere has an 1100 foot tower built close by (get this, thereís a roller coaster on top of it), andrepparttar 150117 grandest Vegas hotel of them all isrepparttar 150118 Bellagio. Collectively, these have to berepparttar 150119 most unique hotels inrepparttar 150120 world.

2. More gambling than you could ever imagine - every big motel has a casino, and you canít get to anything without going throughrepparttar 150121 casino first. Iím serious, if you want to go to your room, youíve gotta go throughrepparttar 150122 casino, if you want to eat at a motel restaurant, youíve gotta go throughrepparttar 150123 casino, and remember this - if you need to go torepparttar 150124 bathroom, donít wait til itís leg quivering time to go, because youíll have to go throughrepparttar 150125 casino to get to it as well. Something tells me that those Vegas motel security people wonít like guests who whiz all over their carpets or slot machines.

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