Archive for February, 2012
Many people have an old car or two that they can’t trade in because it doesn’t have much value. Still, they want to do something with it, instead of just allowing it to set on their property and rust into the ground. Fortunately, there are plenty of options.
Old Cars Can Still Provide Money for You
The good news for anyone who has junk cars lying around, is that these cars do still have value. You might not be able to trade them in on something on a car lot, but you can certainly still get some money for them. Scrap yards will buy junk car, and many people buy scrap metal – they’ll even come to your house and take the care off your hands.
How to Get Rid of Cars Economically
If you really want to get rid of junk cars, the best way to do it and get the most money is to have someone come to your house, pay for the cars, and haul them away. That way, you don’t have to go to the hassle and expense of getting your car to the scrap yard or home of someone who guys junk cars.
If your car is old but still running and drivable, you may also want to consider donating it to charity. You can write it off on your taxes, and many people need older, affordable cars to drive.
There are several historical places in Minnesota that you can visit and not only have fun but also learn some historical facts that they you probably didn’t know before. If you have plans to travel through Minnesota or even if you have relocated recently to the state, you may want to add these three historic sites to your must-see list.
1. Charles A. Lindbergh State Park
Charles A. Lindbergh State Park is one of the historic places in Minnesota. This park is located on the Mississippi River and is great for camping, hiking, a quaint picnic areas and ski trails. There is also a Work Projects Administration shelter used for picnics. On the Mississippi River, you can go fishing, canoe one the Pike Creek or take walks on the trails on the park. The parks measures about 436 acres and every year it attracts many visitors.
2. Paul Bunyan and Babe
Another great location to visit is the Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. These are the names that are used to refer to a pair of large statues of Paul Bunyan and his ox. This is an old American folk hero and it is located in Bemidji, Minnesota. This place has been registered on the National Register of Historic Places since 1988. This city of Bemidji which is located in a lake region has been receiving tourists ever since 1890s era. In 1898 a rail connection was made and it necessitated development of hotels, cottages and resorts which you can get to visit and see while in Bemidji.
3. The Historic Fort Snelling
The Historic Fort Snelling is another National Historic Landmark that is located on 200 Tower Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55111. This location provides admission for children and adults. This site overlooks the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers hence having a very beautiful scenic view. Despite the fort being closed in 1946 after being opened in 1820, all the stories and events during that time can be learned from Fort Snelling.
Whether you are in Minnesota for pleasure or business, you will want to stop and check out these three great destinations. Who said learning can’t be fun? You will enjoy a combination of entertainment and education at any of these locations.
Emily is a blogger who writes about a variety of topics ranging from travel destinations to coffee reviews. She is a self-proclaimed “java junkie” and she’s not ashamed to admit that she is slightly addicted to gourmet coffee.
Each year, thousands of people are injured playing sports. You don’t have to be a professional to get seriously hurt, or to harm someone else. Fortunately, many common sports injuries can be avoided through a good DIYHealth plan, so you can enjoy your game without incident.
Staying Safe on the Field
Out on the playing field, things can happen. That’s especially true with aggressive and dangerous games like football. Still, you can take precautions by avoiding any illegal plays and wearing the proper gear. Don’t skimp on safety requirements, ever.
Protect Yourself from Common Injuries
Things like concussions and sprained ankles are very common, but you can usually avoid them with a little extra care. Make sure your DIY Health information includes how to protect yourself from these kinds of problems.
Of course, even the most careful person can still sustain an injury. If that happens to you, make sure you know what you should do. That way, you’ll be much more likely to get through your injury and get back to playing the sports you love. It may take a little while to heal up, but being careful can keep an injury to a minimum and avoid having a problem that’s far worse.
Minnesota is in the mid-west. Living in the mid-west means many things; bowling being one.
Bowling Is Big Business
In Minnesota you can find a bowling coach, receive professional bowling instructions, go on tour with junior bowlers, be on a girl’s high school bowling team, be involved in adult and youth achievement recommendations in bowling, be a college bowler, and even win a scholarship with your bowling expertise. There are youth tournaments sponsored by Pepsi, family oriented international bowling, bowling tournaments sponsored by Insurance Services for Minnesota Employees, and no fewer than 25 adult or youth tournaments before June 2012.
Party, Bowl, Drink and Eat
Buffet and bowling packages; parties for kids; fund raising; reunions; wedding party dinners and wedding receptions; meet and greet company sponsored events and parties of all sizes can take place in many of Minnesota’s bowling alleys. There are endless 4 ½ and 4 star alleys all over the place. And being on a team is even more fun than just bowling at a party.
Why not grab your bowling balls and join in the fun and camaraderie of a bowling team in your area.
Netball is a sport that closely resembles basketball it was developed in England around the 1890’s and it consists of two teams who play on a court that’s rectangular and has two goals that are raised at each end.
In Netball, each team scores by shooting the ball into the opposing teams goal ring (just like basketball), each player is assigned a specific position on the court and it’s their job to pass the ball down the court and assist their team in scoring. When the ball is in play a netball player can only hold the ball for no more than three seconds before they have to either shoot it or pass it to another netball player.
Length of Game
Netball games last for 60 minutes but there is a movement in the UK that’s trying to increase the length of a netball game to more than 60 minutes so it will appeal to a wider audience.
The main differences between basketball and netball are that basketball has more rules and regulations like fouls, penalties and basketballs rules are essentially set in stone while netball is a game that’s constantly changing.
Thanks to the appeal of Netball London and netball in other parts of the world, different variations of the sport have been created including fast net where each quarter lasts for only 6 minutes. Another benefit of netball is that it appeals to people of all ages, races and sexes who want to have fun and enjoy a competitive sport.