There is something about cruising in your car that is really an American tradition in ways. Movies have been made about it and most of us yearn to take road trips and see the beauty that is available to us daily if we take time to look.
It seems there are areas, at least in the US, that are really known as “car areas”. Southern California most definitely fits this description. With the combination of great scenery and typically great weather people have flocked to live there.
It is truly an area where a car is needed. It is so big and spread out that relying on public transportation is not an option for most people. People who live in So Cal typically spend a lot of time in their cars.
With so many people there the traffic can be really bad and commutes can be way longer than the distance traveled would imply. So it makes a lot of sense that people keep their cars clean and detailed. A favorite of ours for keeping the car clean is this really great Santa Clarita mobile auto detailing company, www.scvmobiledetail.com.
With so much to see in the area it is so much nicer to see it from a clean and detailed car. Also, with so much traffic and longer commute times who likes sitting in a car with dust and stains and spills.
So some of the great places to see there by car stretch all along the coast as well as inland. Starting toward the border of Mexico there is all the thingsContinue Reading
Most everybody that’s had time to visit downtown knows that there’s usually some pretty big hotels there. These hotels are obviously heavily used many times they are connected to a convention center or something like that. They’re usually pretty grand hotels with a lot of beautiful amenities great architecture wonderful things to look at. Many have ceilings that just seem too soar for stories and they look just beautiful.
With all the heavy use they get they often times have a lot of beautiful commercial grade carpet. Could you imagine trying to keep all of that carpet clean? I wouldn’t want to be a lone carpet cleaner taking care of acres of beautiful carpet would you.
Most of these Commercial hotels have contracts with professional carpet cleaners to keep them looking their best and regularly service them. There is no doubt that this is a very good move on the management’s part to keep their beautiful hotel being a desirable place for people to come and visit. I don’t know about you but I have visited or stayed in some hotels that have had less than stellar quality carpets on the floor. Many times there’s a lot of wrinkles and such in these types of places. So most high quality downtown hotels will have very beautiful carpet that is maintained regularly by professional carpet cleaners.
These carpet cleaners really need to know how to take great care of these carpets. Most of the time these carpets in these facilities are not inexpensive contractor grade carpets. They are usually high and very detailed high quality and beautiful rugs and carpets. The companies have a lot of money invested into this flooring and therefore it’s in theirContinue Reading
The Pacific Northwest has a beauty beyond compare. The lushness of the foliage that envelopes the scenery, creates imagination in the beholder. Nestled amongst the green horizons is a city with character of its own. Portland Oregon has an amazing vibe and beauty that has become more and more popular. Within the city are great restaurant and shops for tourist’s delight. As a resident, you may find quaint local businesses that allow you to embrace the Portland you learned to love.
Traveling into the metro of Portland, you will findContinue Reading
The sun shines above the well-known city by the Pacific. The proximity of Los Angles leaves ones heart to wish of residence. Though the traffic is great and the open country is rare, this metropolis has amenities that all desire. Hence, why the tourist attraction. From ocean to land, the greater Los Angeles area peaks the interest ofContinue Reading
When one thinks of Dallas, many think of Dallas Cowboys or Dallas the television series. Yet within the proud endless land of spacious land, lies gems of art and history. You could drive for miles on the outskirts of this massive city. But there is midst of skyscrapers and concrete freeways are museums and history that some may pass by and not notice. There are lovely parks and ponds that one could walk along. There is amazing food from southern style to an elite selection. There are festivals that embrace the diversity that may seem hidden amongst the media culture given. Overall, Dallas hasContinue Reading
New Mexico is called the land of enchantment for good reason. There are probably few places in the United States that have the sunsets that occur here so often. Sure, a lot of places have a good sunset now and then but in New Mexico it is almost a sure thing if there are any clouds in the sky. The light and colors in New Mexico can be spectacular. It must have to do with the altitude in the northern half of the state. Albuquerque is at about 5000 feet and the mountains in northern New Mexico reach up into the 12000 foot range. There is some great skiing in the north half of the state with the beautiful blue skies and clean air.
The culture in New Mexico is also a mixture of cultures with a fascinating history. Native Americans settled into the region dating back to Continue Reading
All over the world there are amazing down towns. Famous songs have been written with the words “down town” but I wonder if that one song is really about a down town in some city or is about something else. I kind of don’t think it is about a city but we won’t go there right now. Anyway, most of us have driven through many down towns though out our lives and they seem to have some similarities, to me anyway.
One thing is parking is always a hassle the closer to downtown I get. It really seems like I always pay a premium to park somewhere too far away and then walk a long way to get to where I am going. Maybe I have been spoiled by living in suburbia with my garage door opener and ample parking at the local shopping centers and different venues.
The one-way streets common in downtowns can be a pain to navigate if you are unfamiliar with them because no matter what it always seems when I need to turn one way the street is going the wrong way, at least it seems that way for me at that moment. Then I end up driving through a seemingly endless maze of one way streets always going the wrong way taking me further and further from my down town destination. I don’t think I am the only one this happens to. I mean, can I be??
So I figure when this happens try and enjoy the unique look whatever downtown I happen to be in. But like a lot of things this is easier said than done! Down towns are often built Continue Reading