Monday, October 19, 2009
The World's Best Places to Live 2009
No. 1: Vienna, Austria
No. 1: Vienna, Austria
Mercer score: 108.6*
2008 rank: 2
GDP: $325 billion (2008 est.)**
Population: 1,664,146 (total city); 8,210,281 (total country)
Life expectancy: 79.5
*The rankings are based on a point scoring index established by Mercer Consultings 2009 Quality of Living Survey, with Vienna scoring 108.6 and Baghdad scoring 14.4. Cities are compared with New York as the base city, with an index score of 100. The quality-of-living survey covers 215 cities and is conducted to help governments and major companies place employees on international assignments. The survey also identifies those cities with the highest personal safety ranking based on internal stability, crime, effectiveness of law enforcement, and relationships with other countries.
**The World Factbook. Gross domestic product is denominated in international dollars, which is based on Purchasing Power Parity.
Monday, September 7, 2009
I guessed the first one correctly !! Ofcourse you know who was born here, in Fairmount, Indiana,
James Dean: Fairmount, Indiana
The original live-fast-die-young movie star, on whom so many future actors would model their images, died tragically in a car crash on September 30, 1955. A monument and plaque to Dean stand on Highway 46 in Cholame, Calif., but most fans choose instead to celebrate the young actor's life by following the James Dean Trail across Fairmount, Ind. The journey actually starts in nearby Marion, where a plaque marks the location of Dean's birth in 1931, then continues to sites that include his boyhood home, high school, even the shop where he purchased his first motorcycle. Unlike so many stars whose fame eclipses their humble origins, Dean was buried in his hometown, at the Park Cemetery in East Fairmount.
How about Gary, Indiana? Winterset, Iowa? Tupelo, Mississippi? you get the idea....
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Today I watched Tom Brokaw on Dateline, NBC he talked about US Highway 50 and towns along the highway and the chaning lives of the people during the tough economic time.
You can also watch the show on USA Network.
"The Route That Gives The Traveler Most Is U.S. 50 Coast to Coast."
A site created by Wulf Berg
Visit US 50 Coast to Coast !
Friday, June 5, 2009
“Really Goode Job” — a six-month job paying $10,000 a month plus accommodations!
The Wine Country Dream Job -
Murphy Goode Winery
Murphy-Goode is a family-owned winery located within Sonoma Country’s Alexander Valley.
We live in the wine country in Southern California. I told my sons about this job and our oldest son is perfect for this job. lol
Sunday, April 19, 2009
While driving around in De Luz in the last few months I noticed that there are so
many boxes of bees around in many of the avocado groves. What's give. Oh well I should have known. I bought this Temecula Valley avocado honey for $7.99 at Tom's Farm. Now I know how they got those honey. Pretty smart indeed. All they do is put the boxes of bees there and hope that no one steal them and wow those honey clinging to the honeycomb and dripping .....
The bees can bring in lots of honey, local honey from the local avocado groves.
Avocado farmers used to have to rent the bees to pollinate their groves, now the bee
keepers are asking the property owners to put their boxes of bees on or near the
avocado groves when avocado trees are blooming profusely.
Talking about blooming, it is that time of year again for the heavenly smell in the
evening here in the Temecula Valley. Those gloriously, perfumery smell are the sweet scents of the blooming citrus blossoms on the trees from the groves around our ranch!!
I am glad that we still have the citrus groves around, I would really miss the chance of having the lovely fragrance in the air during spring time.
I know that citrus groves were blamed for harboring the glassy-winged sharpshooter which first appeared in California around the late 90s. The glassy-winged sharpshooter live in citrus groves and it spread the pierce disease that killed
2000 of acres of vines in the vineyards.
Without grape vines and the wine growers we would not have a wine industry but without the citrus groves, we would not have the sweet fragrance of the citrus blossom.
On the Net:
Pierce's Disease Control Program: http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/pdcp
Thursday, March 19, 2009
A beautiful and a healthy 10 acres Avocado grove.
This property in De Luz is 7 minutes to town.
360 degree home pad on top of the grove. Water, Electricity, Propane Gas, Telephone and Internet Connection already on the property. Property is paved and gated. Owners has a well that you might be able to negotiate and share with.
Income producing and lovingly cared for by the owners.
(Owners live next door)
Opportunity knocks for you to own this property with NO HOA, no restriction to build your own home as you wish.
Temecula, CA 92590
Top of the hills property has 360 degree incredible paranomic views. Property is high above Grid Valley with views of San Luis Rey Downs golf course and located near I-15 and Highway 76