Posts labeled with Country ' United States'

Aug 11th
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This is Morill Hall, located in the heart of Lincoln, Nebraska. Here you can find a large collection of the Mammoth remains that have been found all across Nebraska, as well as a variety of sea critters as Nebraska used to be under water in the Late Cretaceous period.

 

 

Various Fossils

 

 

 

 

 

 

All of these fossils were found in Nebraska over the last century found by various different people digging about in their yards and paleontologists.

 

 

 

Ancient Turtle of the late Cretaceous Period, about 85 Million years old.

Weapons Throughout the Ages

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If fossils aren’t really your thing, they also feature a collection of different weapons from throughout the ages. You can find ancient clubs from Kiribati the sovereign nation in Micronesia, or old rifles used back during the Civil War era here in the United States.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aug 11th
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Today we did a drive-by day trip to New York, New York, capturing as many attractions as can be seen in under 24 hours.

At Total Adventure, we strive to travel the scenic route, so to get into the city, we decided to take the ferry. It is an inexpensive, safe, and more beautiful alternative to the highway.

The first (and free) attraction everyone should see in NYC is Central Park. This huge park nestled between the skyscrapers has almost everything imaginable to do from petting zoo to ice skating, or a horse-drawn carriage ride. Many people just enjoy the peacefulness of nature in a huge city.

For lunch, we went to the Burger Join. This is a delicious (and clearly popular) burger and beer spot with a dive bar feel. The decor is based on classic movies and music, and is autographed by years of guests. Though it might be hard to find, don’t miss this burger joint in Parker New York Hotel behind the big black curtain.

After lunch, we headed to the Natural History Museum to see everything from dinosaurs, to ancient cultures, to space exploration of today. This is a huge, very informative free attraction for adventurers of all ages.

Finally, we finished the day off with some nightcaps at the Rum House. This vintage style bar has a huge selection of mixed drinks and liquors with a dark, piano bar atmosphere.

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Just a few hours from the Peace Pagoda, nestled in the Catskill mountains, is Kaaterskills falls trail head. This is a free two mile trail in New York that offers beautiful waterfall views.

The hike to Kaaterskills falls is very short, but don’t be fooled, it is steep, rocky, can be treacherous. On the day we visited, the falls were roaring from the rain.

On the mountain, there is a nearly floating observation deck great for taking in the sights and beautiful sunsets.

If you’re more brave and not afraid of getting wet, you can also go right up to the waterfall and swim in the lagoon below.

Finally, don’t forget to drive around the forest to check out the many other falls and rocky cliffs.

Aug 11th
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Day, night, rain, or shine Bourbon Street is bustling with tourists and locals alike enjoying restaurants, shops, loud street music, and of course the bars!

Right in the heart of the French Quarter, Armstrong Park is a gathering place for picnics, sports, and just relaxing.

 

Within the park, be sure to check out Congo Square to reflect on the rich influence of African culture on New Orleans.

 

 

 

 

 

And don’t leave without visiting Armstrong himself

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A visit to New Orleans is never complete without one or two of their famous hand grenades: A nearly hazardous concoction of liquor, and NOLA’s strongest drink.

To close up the evening, we suggest dining like a local. Mother’s is a cafeteria style eatery serving authentic cajun-creole food.

Mother’s combination platter comes with Jambalaya, red beans and rice, potato salad, crawfish, and greens. A true slice of the south that will leave your mouth watering for days.

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Don’t forget, NASA is always looking for new recruits… if you can make the cut.

 

The Rocket Garden

 

The feeling you get from being in the presence of these magnificent towers that helped bring our species into the space is truly unparalleled. You wouldn’t believe how big some of the thrusters are on these guys.

 

The Space Shuttle

 

What was not too long ago the pinnacle and symbol of space travel now rests here as a monument to all its achievements

The thrusters alone tower above all else in the area.

 

Space Fairing Nations

 

Here we have all the nations that have contributed to the further evolution of our presence in Outer Space.

 

Replica of the Control Room

Here we have a replica of the control room as it was the 20th of July, 1969, the day we first put men on the Moon.

Astronaut Memorial

 

This solemn area is much different than any other zone in the facility. Gone here are the laughing of families and friends, and the overpriced ice cream. Here we remember the men and women who have given their lives in the pursuit of something greater than themselves.

 

 

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HOTEL:
Package price includes stay in standard three star hotel one room with twin beds adjustable for two people. We also provide breakfast, lunch and candle light dinner. Package price do not include personal expenses for beverage, tips, cloths laundry in the Hotel

VEHICLES:
Package includes vehicle facility according to need of people visiting. We can arrange car, jeep, costar and  bus for the travelling. All vehicles are luxury to travel with AC

APPLICABLE FEES: Our package includes all applicable fees during seven days sight-seeing. That includes entry fee to visit Historical world heritage site, sunrise view, mountain flight, religious places visit, and educational zone visit.

PERSONAL GUIDE: An experienced package guide will be keep in touch with you once you check-in to the Kathmandu International Airport and until you check-out. Your personal guide will be available without any additional charges that excludes personal tips. They will be with you in your every new experience  sharing their lots of collective information related to the complete sight-seeing package.

Sight-seeing package description:-

Day 01:
arrival to Kathmandu and Check in to Hotel Mirage Lords Inn.
Kathmandu – On arrival, meet our representative at the Kathmandu Airport & transfer to hotel. Check-in at the hotel. O/N stay in Hotel Mirage Lords INN.

Day 02: Kathmandu City Tour
Kathmandu Sightseeing. After breakfast, meet at the hotel lobby for your city sightseeing in Kathmandu S/S Pashupatinath, Boudhnath, Swoyambhunath & Kathmandu durbar square. O/N stay in Mirage Lords Inn.

Day 03: Bhaktapur City Tour & Overnight Stay at Nagarkot
Kathmandu –After breakfast, from hotel to depart for Bhaktpur Old Historic UNNESCO world Heritage Site and Evening Overnight Stay Windy Hill Club Himalaya Nagarkot beautiful Sunrise and around white Mountains Panoramic View Overnight stay.

Day 04: Sunrise View & Mountain Panoramic View at Nagarkot
sunrise view from Balkoni early morning & After Breakfast drive Top of the Hill Nagarkot Tower wonderful panoramic view. And drive to Nala School visit and share Education in Local School students and Overnight Dhulikhel Mirabel resort evening Dinner.

 

Day 05: Dhulikhel to Namo Buddha (Pilgrims) Place Visit and back to Mir

 

able Resort.
After Breakfast Drive to Namo Budddha Buddhist Pilgrim site and visit Public School and back to Same Hotel Dhulikhel Mirable Panoramic View Resort.

 

Day 06: Visit to Patan Durbar Square (Ancient Royal Palace of Patan)
After Breakfast walk Dhulikhel Old City get Experience Local Nepali Culture and drive Back to Patan Darbar Square Sightseeing and Visit 600 years Old Museum wood carving Architecture and Overnight Stay Mirage Lords Inn Hotel and Evening Live Music dinner

Day 7. Mountain Flight to Mount Everest, Shopping & Departure.
Early morning Mountain Flight Panoramic view Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga and many more After Breakfast visit Touristic Area Thamel and make shopping for friends and Relatives and Departure Kathmandu International Airport.. See you again.

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This afternoon ArcticTropic begins a Round The World Journey. Here in Miami I will board Air Berlin Flight 7211 leaving at 3:50 PM, arriving in Berlin tomorrow morning at 7:20 AM. I then have a 6 hour layover ! Perhaps I will go into the nearby environs of Reinkendorf. From Berlin I leave on Air Berlin 8722 arriving in Barcelona at 3:45 PM , where I will spend the next two days.

Apr 10th
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ArcticTropic has just Acquired the GoPro Hero 3 Camera with 1080p 60 fps quality. it will greatly improve our video presentations from upcoming expeditions. Above video was taken in the Florida Everglades,west of Miami, for testing purposes – editing on FinalCut Pro.

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On Sunday,June 20th, I flew from Miami to Los Angeles for an ArcticTropic business trip to meet with programmers and financial types. Above – takeoff over Miami and the Atlantic Ocean.

After crossing the oil-soaked Gulf of Mexico we coasted over the Texas Coast. Then landed in Houston to change planes.

Not long after…… the Deserts of New Mexico.

The volatile Mexico – Arizona border- now a War Zone in some areas.

Coming down over Southern California – still snow on the mountain tops.

The 405 – Light traffic on a Sunday – jam packed during the week.

Manhattan Beach.

The Pacific Ocean. The second ocean for me that day – I swam in the Atlantic at sunrise.

 

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Yesterday ( March 1) I arrived in Beijing after a 14 hour flight from
Newark. The flight plan was a bit different than reported earlier. After
takeoff, we went north through New England, over Maine, then Quebec and
Western Labrador. We then went out over the Davis Strait along the coast
of Baffin Land, then crossing over the Labrador Sea and Northwestern
Greenland – then over the Arctic Ocean and went directly over the North
Pole ! Then our Northward trajectory became South. Over the Laptev Sea
into Russian SIberia, for several hours, Then across Mongolia, past
Ulanbaatar. FInally we landed in Beijing bout 3 PM. Aerial photos will be
posted later.
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