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Motel Americana

Thursday, June 2nd, 2005

We’ve almost lost touch with motel Americana. I mean who travels to a motel anymore? I mean where are all the motels? All of the ones I’ve seen are closed—put out of business by larger hotel chains who they just couldn’t keep up with.

Well this site can help you find motels. You can either click the state you want to find a motel in on the map, or you… Continue reading

The Owl Pages

Thursday, June 2nd, 2005

This site is chocked full of owl information. Since there is so much information on this site, I’m only going to highlight a few of the sections. Across the top of the page you will see the headings—Owl Species, Owl Galleries, Physiology, Culture & Art, and Information.

One of the sections I’d like to tell you about is “The List of All World Owls”. It is complete list and you… Continue reading

Kiddie Records Weekly

Thursday, June 2nd, 2005

Welcome to Kiddie Records Weekly, Classics from the Golden Age. Their purpose is to share those classic stories with you and your children, or your grandchildren. Come here to listen to these classics with them.

All the past weeks are archived so you can spend quite some time here surfing through this collection. From Roy Rogers to Woody the Woodpecker there are some famous voices to grace your ears with.… Continue reading

Memorial Day

Thursday, June 2nd, 2005

Originally called Decoration Day, it is a day of remembrance for those who have fallen and dates back to the 1860′s.

On this site you can visit the History section and learn where, when, and how Memorial Day got started but that’s just the beginning of what this site has to offer.

You can also check out the Calendar section that tells you when prior memorial days were observed. Browse… Continue reading

The Marx Brothers

Thursday, June 2nd, 2005

Chico, Harpo, Groucho, Gummo, and Zeppo make up the hilarious bunch known as the Marx Brothers.

The Marx Brothers site is divided up into easy to navigate sections. We’ll be starting in “Biography” where you learn about the Family Tree, their parents, and get an individual biography on each of the brothers. The chronology in this section is really interesting and starts with their father’s birth in Alsace.

Movies &mdash… Continue reading

Rock On, Rock On

Thursday, June 2nd, 2005

I am just astounded by the marvels of this site. I mean, you wonder about the stones of Stonehenge and Easter Island, and then you see stuff like this. What stuff am I talking about? Well I’m talking about the Balancing Art of Bill Dan who uses rocks as his medium of expression.

The Gallery section — this is where you should start adventuring. I was blown away by this… Continue reading

Chocophile.com

Thursday, June 2nd, 2005

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, or you just simply can’t resist a good piece of chocolate, then this site is definitely for you. Welcome to the Chocolate Life!

Here you can appreciate and learn about different kinds of chocolate as well as read reviews on specific types of chocolate. If you scroll down the main page you will find lots of different articles on different kinds and aspects of… Continue reading

Amusing America

Thursday, June 2nd, 2005

“Amusing America is the story of participatory commercial amusements in American cities—San Francisco in particular—and how they changed the way Americans lived.”

Just how did they change America? That’s what I was wondering as I began my journey through this site. Click an image on the Ferris Wheel to begin exploring, each picture is a different section.

The sections are: Introduction, Art to Zoo, Cliff House, Suiting Everyone, Splish Splash… Continue reading

Manhole Covers—Fine Sewer Art

Thursday, June 2nd, 2005

I’ve found one other good manhole cover site in my travels surfing the net (Drainspotting), but this site far surpasses the last one. This one is streamlined and filled with neater content. The site starts you out with the definition of a manhole. You also get some great examples on the main page.

This site is divided into the following sections: History, Pictures, New Pictures, Contribute, Voices, and… Continue reading

Old Woodies

Thursday, June 2nd, 2005

Old Woodies is a site for enthusiasts of wood-bodied cars and trucks. Here you can learn all about them, and of course you can check out images of them.

The site is divided into the following sections: Search, Features, Gallery, Shop Talk, Calendar, and Resources.

Search — Obviously this is a search engine. It has two search options. Easy Search, where you can just… Continue reading

Trail Link

Saturday, May 14th, 2005

“Welcome to TrailLink, the most robust source of FREE trail information on the Web. We invite you to search the TrailLink database for detailed information on surface types, access points, locations, distances, services, reviews, photographs and local links for America’s 1,250 rail-trails, plus many other canal towpaths, greenways and non-rail-trails.”

I couldn’t even begin to top an introduction like that, so I shared it with you. Did it get you… Continue reading

Project C-90

Saturday, May 14th, 2005

This is a pictorial walk through a recent history/pop culture—the history of the cassette tape.

Cassette tapes are slowly being phased out of our everyday life. Last year we had to search seven stores on three different days to find a CD player that still featured a cassette player as well.

Here you can check out Cassette tapes from Agfa to Toshiba. You’ll find pictures of the tapes and sometimes… Continue reading

The Cook’s Thesaurus

Saturday, May 14th, 2005

Well, if you love to cook, and I do, then you’re going to love this site! It’s a Cook’s Thesaurus! What exactly does that mean? A thesaurus helps you find another word for something. Example:

Hot — the thesaurus shows that you can also use burning, sweltering, spicy, and it also gave me a list of other words for those words.

Here at the Cook’s Thesaurus you can find ingredients… Continue reading

Net Disaster

Saturday, May 14th, 2005

At Net Disaster you can spend quality time destroying your favorite sites. Type in the URL and what disaster you would like to occur at the site, how you want it repaired and controlled, then hit go.

For an example why don’t you use everyone’s favorite computer tip site: www.worldstart.com.

Then choose the type of disaster. Your options are:

Nature: Meteors, Flood, or Flower Power.

Technology: Nuke, Mars Attack, Gun… Continue reading

Wood Central

Saturday, May 14th, 2005

One of my favorite childhood memories is trotting out to my grandpa’s garage to watch him while he occupied himself with his hobby of woodworking. I imagine the smell of sawdust when I think of him sometimes.

This site not only encourages wood working, but also gives you a place to share your hobby with people of similar interests, as well as post shots of some of the favorite pieces… Continue reading

Action Figure Times

Saturday, May 7th, 2005

On the side menu under features you will find: Fast Page, News, Overheard, Area Reports, Toy Review, What’s New, Toy Trivia, and a whole lot more.

Fast Page — this gives you another way of viewing the site, just not as fancy. Like we have html and plain text for the newsletter this would be the plain text version of the site.

News — Quite self explanatory really, hear you… Continue reading

The Human Clock

Saturday, May 7th, 2005

This is a great, if not fantastic clock site featuring an interesting way of telling the time through pictures. To view the clock, just click on the “view the clock” picture at the top of the page. Now that takes you to a picture that tells you what time it is. If you scroll down, you can look at the other submissions for that time and can check out those… Continue reading

Punctuation Made Simple

Saturday, May 7th, 2005

There are a lot of writers out there who fear or despise grammar. I myself am one of them. To me it seems overly complex. I probably couldn’t diagram a sentence to save my life. But now I no longer need to fear incorrectly using punctuation because this site makes it, well, simple.

At Punctuation Made Simple you can learn the correct way to use a colon, semicolon, comma, dash… Continue reading

The Airline Napkin Wipeoreum

Saturday, May 7th, 2005

From the title you are probably wondering what this site is about. Well, someone out there has been collecting airline napkins and has made an online collection of them for the everyday person to view.

Use the alphabetical links on the side menu to traverse through these napkins. I was surprised by how different they are. I never really pay attention to the napkins when I fly.

And there are… Continue reading

The Hummingbird Society

Saturday, May 7th, 2005

Today I’ve brought you the site of the Hummingbird Society. If you read their welcome statement you’ll find out that there are sections devoted to Attracting Hummingbirds, Injured Birds, Photos, Ant/Bee Problems, Predators, Endangered Birds, and Look Alikes.

Attracting Hummingbirds — this section tells you how to lure these remarkable birds into your own garden either with the right flowers or the right hummingbird feeders. Here you… Continue reading

Theme park Insider

Saturday, May 7th, 2005

With the weather getting nicer, many families are thinking about hitting the theme parks with their kids. Now you can get great information on theme parks near you with Theme Park Insider. Right in the middle of the page you have the options of Reader’s Top Theme Parks, Best/Worst Attractions, Reader Attractions Comments, Reader Restaurant Comments, and the Reader Photo Gallery.

On the side of the Page you get “Looking… Continue reading

Netsmartz Kids

Saturday, May 7th, 2005

This brightly colored, fun site is perfect for your children to learn NetSmartz. By clicking on the characters in the middle of the page your children can meet the characters that they will find around this site.

This site is all about teaching your child internet safety. With no outside links for them to click you can be sure that they will be safe while surfing this site. The characters… Continue reading

Space Sounds

Saturday, May 7th, 2005

Come listen to the sounds of space. There is a circle of silver balls around the words “Space Sounds Energy Streams”—by scrolling your mouse over these balls you can choose to listen to different sounds from space. If you click on the tabs that read: Home, Look, Missions, and Beyond, you can explore more of the site.

“Home” brings you back to the page you are currently looking at. Use… Continue reading

Knowing Poe

Saturday, May 7th, 2005

This is a really interesting site on Edgar Allan Poe. What do you know about Poe? Most people know about that piece he wrote with the raven in it saying “nevermore”. Well that piece is called “The Raven” and you can find it and his other works here on this site.

The site breaks down into three sections: Poe the Person, Poe the Writer, and the Poe Library.

Poe the… Continue reading

101 Cook Books

Saturday, May 7th, 2005

This is an interesting recipe site. Dedicated to trying out recipes from her cookbooks, Heidi documents them here one at a time. One of the coolest ice cream recipes I’ve heard of came from this sit—see the Heather Honey Ice Cream recipe in the Seasonal Spotlight section—now I’ve just got to run out and get an ice cream maker.

On the top menu you find the options: Home, About, Contact… Continue reading

Bembo’s Zoo

Saturday, April 23rd, 2005

Here at Bembo’s Zoo the first choice you have to make is whether you want to view the site in Flash or go download the flash so you can view the site. I find Flash to usually be worth it because it is fluid, fun, and frisky.

Pick a letter, and let your journey begin.

Each letter has an animal associated with it that begins with the letter you chose… Continue reading

Blogger

Saturday, April 23rd, 2005

This isn’t actually a download, but if you downloaded Picasa, or Hello then you may already be familiar with the Blogger. It’s not a 1950′s Sci-Fi monster from the gelatin family, though it sounds like it, it’s a component of Hello that can turn your PC into an image sharing, blogging machine.

Think it takes years of education, complete understanding of the web, or some knack in… Continue reading

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