Petroglyphs in Sparks, NV

November 30, 2009

In an effort to save over 200 panels of petroglyphs between the Interstate 80 and the Truckee River, the City of Sparks, Nevada, has joined a cooperative agreement with Nevada Department of Transportation and Washoe County. The non-profit, Reno-based Nevada Rock Art Foundation hopes to develop the Site. See more info in the Associated Press article I first saw in the Reno Gazette-Journal but here from the Nevada Appeal. According to research by the non-profit, present day American Indians do not know the meaning of the petroglyphs. Here are a few interesting articles, however:
Field Trips for Families & Rockhounds from UNR
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Bureau of Land Management
Cooperative Libraries Automated Network – Nevada

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Nevada Trails for Green Hour Activity!

November 29, 2009

A great website for searching on Nevada trails is for running, hiking, biking, mountain biking, cycling, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and even more activities. You can search by location (county), activity, length of trail and elevation. Easy way to explore possibilities for spending some Green Hour Time with the kids and grandkids. 🙂

The information and maps on the website are developed and organized by Great Basin Institute.

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Reno, NV: Keystone Canyon Trail

November 28, 2009

The Reno Gazette-Journal had a nice article written by Maggie O’Neill on the Keystone Canyon Trail. It is a nice hiking, running and mountain bike trail. Maggie refers to several books/guides in her article, including Mike White’s Afoot & Afield Reno-Tahoe. More info here as well.

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Great Present for Grandpa or Grandson!

November 27, 2009

Don’t forget to consider giving Grandpa Do It! I Do It, Too! as a Christmas or Chanuka present for Grandpa or for Grandson! Grandpa, Do It! I Do It, Too! is an Award-Winning Finalist in the Children’s Mind/Body/Spirit category of the National Best Books 2009 Awards sponsored by USA Book News.

The boys and girls love the book when I read it to them at daycare centers and libraries. They get right into it and tell their own stories about their grandparents. Grandpas, on the other hand, sometimes get teary-eyed and nod their heads and say “Oh, yes, I remember when……” Grandmas take one look at it and say “It’s darling. I must have a copy!”

It’s available at Amazon right now – get it today on Black Friday and take advantage of the special shipping deals Amazon is offering!

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Happy Thanksgiving! Happy Turkey Day!

November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving! Happy Turkey Day! We had a wonderful, thankful celebration with close family. We talked with more family over the phone. Grandpa Ron and I are so very thankful for all our family and friends. Hope you had a great day, too!

Reactive Hypoglycemia in Children

November 26, 2009

Thinking that hypoglycemic conditions may be causing son’s bad behavior, Mom has started researching dietary changes to see if modifying his diet makes any difference. Doctors have tested him but everything came back normal. It surely doesn’t hurt to lower the sugar intake for anyone’s diet. Today most of the health books on the market seem to be getting back to the basics of whole food and fresh fruits and vegetables. Doing that seems to clear up a lot of illnesses without furthur medication. I know I have been feeling much better since I’ve been eating healthier!

Stephanie Kenrose‘s Reactive Hypoglycemia website is very informative and a super source for further links and information. Here is The Mayo Clinic page on Reactive Hypoglycemia.

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Garry Marshall & Family Explain Thanksgiving

November 24, 2009

Garry Marshall & his family explain Thanksgiving at – Enjoy! 🙂

The Princess and the Frog Special Opportunity

November 23, 2009

According to the News Release in the paper yesterday, an exciting extravaganza is set to celebrate Disney’s newest animated musical “The Princess and The Frog.” Walt Disney Studios is opening its Burbank gates for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the studio which is normally not open to the public (not since the 1940s!). Also, all the Disney princesses will be there! Over 3.5 hours of family fun!

The Princess and the Frog Ticketing
Nov 25 – Dec 13

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Prison Pups Get New Owners

November 22, 2009

At Juvenile Hall in Orange County Scout, Biscuit and Gizmo were released to new homes last Friday, Nov 20th. What a special, awesome program between the county’s Community Resources Department, the Probation Department and Another Chance for Love! Taking on extra duties of training, maintaining and bonding with the three dogs were nine young men (17 and 18 years old) as they learned what having patience is all about! This is a remarkable story. I hope they repeat the opportunity often to the young men there! If you are interested in adopting a dog in the Another Chance for Love program, contact Janette Thomas at or 714-505-9235.

The Orange County Register blog by Samantha Gowen is here and her article is here. Another California Youth Authority project in Norwalk is also reported by Bethania Palma Markus. Great work! Kudos to Jeanette Thomas!

Kudos also to Sr Pauline Quinn! She has been involved with Pathways to Hope which also helps to start programs in prisons all over the United States where inmates train dogs to help the disabled. Pathways to Hope also has other programs.

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Funny Baby Videos!

November 22, 2009

Funny videos –
This one from tweeted by Four Hours of Baby Play in 2 Minutes

YouTube: Twin Boys Laughing At Each Other

I saw this one before from Youtube but it’s still so funny: David After Dentist

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