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Long Beach CA: Queen Mary Lights Up For Holiday Parade PDF Print E-mail

The famous ocean liner that once carried presidents, kings and World War 2 troops to battle is part of the city’s annual celebration. Along with decorated hundreds of local boats and yachts, the impressive sea/shore celebration happens at 5:30 pm on Saturday, December 15. It’s all free, and if you’ll be in the port city, be sure to bring your camera/smartphone to capture the holiday festivities.

Delta Tightens Leash On Flying Canines & Felines PDF Print E-mail

Changes are in effect because of many incidents of passenger complaints and in-flight sanitary problems. Tougher rules now apply, including no pet puppies nor kittens allowed in passenger areas, and no emotional support animals on flights lasting over eight hours. So, take heed, Delta flyers. Know when to leave Fido and/or Fluffy at home.

Flying Nuns Accused Of Sinning $500,000 Into Sin City PDF Print E-mail

Two senior California nuns are in trouble for absconding with church money in large amounts over ten years of flights to Las Vegas. And the flashy town didn’t earn its evil nickname by holding religious services in its gaudy casinos. Hey, brother, is that a sister sitting at the next slot machine?

Obviously the nuns didn’t wear their habits at the casinos, but did have the bad habit of stealing and betting church money in Sin City. Charges are not yet reported, but you can bet there will be some fervent pleas offered heavenward. Of course, we traveling seniors will continue praying religiously as we invest our pension money at Las Vegas casinos.

Gas Fill-Ups During Holiday Road Trips May Be Cheaper PDF Print E-mail

Over the river  and thru the wood to grandmother’s house this season could cost less than in previous years. According to USA Today, average gas pump prices are falling. After skyrocketing into the $4 and $5 range for several years, it could hit a national average $2.40 this month.

The lowest rates are in Missouri, averaging $2 per gallon. Oklahoma and South Carolina were at $2.06. Of course, the state with the big highways and bigger costs of living, California gas is at $3.45 a gallon. Let’s just hope your grandmother’s house is in Missouri, Oklahoma or South Carolina.

Bangkok, Thailand: New Super High Rise Makes Debut PDF Print E-mail

If your travel plans include visiting the enjoyable Asian capital, be sure to experience the new Iconsiam. The super-modern building features nearly two million feet of upscale luxury department stores, restaurants, entertainment and 379 luxury skytop condos.

More continuing developments of the building complex along the city’s Chao Phraya include an IMAX movie theater, museum, gardens, art exhibits and many other innovations.


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