The second photograph was taken sitting aboard a commercial airline looking through the plan’s window. Flight time for the trip was about 5 hours and Wiki has suggestions for a comfortable flight: “Preboarding Tips: 1. Reserve a good seat. Even within the same class and fare, some seats are far superior to others. Consider an aisle or exit row seat for leg room, or a window if you want to sleep. Try SeatExpert or SeatGuru for aircraft-specific information on individual seat comfort and amenities. Try to avoid seats near the toilets/lavatories, as other passengers will be accessing these regularly. It is common on long-haul flights for there to be queues, and people walking to or from the toilets may bump or knock your seat. Also keep in mind that the noise and light that escapes when the door is opened may be disturbing, particularly when trying to sleep. 2. If you plan on trying to sleep, come prepared. Bring a travel pillow or head restraint, and try to avoid using the inflatable ones. 3. Bring something to entertain yourself. Usually, movies don't start for some time, and the built-in music selection can be quite poor, so bring an iPod (the night before you go away try to download some of the latest songs or movies as it will be more entertainment than the old movies you already have), iPhone, iPad, Gameboy, Nintendo DS, or CD player. You could also bring a new book that you like or portable game. 4. Always have a couple of recent magazines with you. 5. If possible, go with an airline that offers AVOD (Audio Video on Demand), which is a TV screen in front of your seat that lets you choose what you want to watch, play or listen to. 6. Bring your own headphones. The headphones available on the plane (whether for purchase or for free) are usually of poor quality. Noise-canceling headphones and in-ear headphones are great if you have them, and can help block out engine noise. 7. Minimize your carry-on luggage. One backpack is fine for the plane, and it is easier to find a place in the overhead bins or under the seat for a small backpack than for a larger roller bag. 8. Bring a toothbrush, and anything else that isn't a liquid or a gel, that you need to help freshen up before meeting your loved ones at the end of your long flight. They, and your neighbors in-flight, will be glad you did. 9. Consider bringing your own food on board if you care about taste or health. On some airlines, plane food is quite poor. Check airlinemeals.net before and look through the reviews and decide if you should buy food before the flight. 10. Contact your airline in advance to find out if they still offer free meals and potentially request a special meal. Many airlines offer vegetarian, Kosher, Halal and other "special" meals if you order up to two or three days in advance. And because the airlines have to specially prepare your meal, it is usually better than the standard food fare. Plus, passengers with special meal requests are almost always served first. If your airline doesn't offer a free meal, be sure to bring your own or buy one at the airport. 11. Take some sweets or other snacks with you. Protein bars are particularly helpful if on a long-flight. Most airline meals tend to be low in protein and high in carbohydrates. Flight Time Tips: 1. Move around. This is especially important on longer flights, to prevent your body from aching due to poor circulation. Some airlines provide guidance on in-seat exercises you can do (such as circling ankles and stretching arms). The long mid-flight stretch on overnight flights is an excellent time to take a stroll up and down the aisle a few times. There is usually room to do some backstretches at the back of some of the cabins. 2. Opt to sit near the back of the aircraft for long haul routes, if you don't mind the extra noise produced by the engines. Certain aircraft, such as the Boeing 747 series, have a large area behind the last row of seat in the back of the aircraft that give you plenty of space to stretch. However, do not sit in the absolute rear of the plane. There will undoubtedly be noises and smells from people using the bathrooms and other areas in the plane's rear. 3. Participate in the in-flight exercise video, should your flight provide one. These are designed to help with body circulation and reduce fatigue. If your flight does not include such a video, you can still do your own stretches and exercises. 4. Take steps to protect yourself from the dry air on board the plane. The air in a plane is very dry and may dehydrate your system. Drink plenty of water. Although you can request water from your flight attendants, it is a good idea to bring plenty of water on board with you. You may either purchase bottled water once you pass security or bring an empty bottle with you to fill from a water fountain. Remember that you should never drink the water from airplane bathrooms; it may contain bacteria. Use eye drops (eye drops may now be carried through security) whenever your eyes feel dry. If you are really uncomfortable, don't hesitate to inform cabin crew. Consider saline nasal gel if your nostrils feel uncomfortable breathing dry air. Saline nasal gel, which can usually be found near the saline nasal wash at a drugstore, can help keep the inside of your nose moist and make breathing more comfortable. Apply in the restroom and wash your hands before and after. You can put it on a cotton swab and coat the inner 1/2 inch of your nasal passages. It may seem gross, but it really works for preventing your nose from painfully drying out. Bring lip balm in a 3 oz or smaller container and use it to protect your lips from becoming painfully dry. Bring a small container of hand lotion or cocoa butter if your skin dries easily. 5. Don't look at the time during the flight. You can't do anything about it and the flight will feel a lot longer if you keep looking at the time. Don't check your watch regularly and avoid looking at the in-flight map showing the current position of the plane.” Also, the blue pigment in the picture is the Pacific Ocean and the Internet website has other tips: “Tips: Go to the bathroom/toilet right before you leave. This will decrease your chances you will have to go on the plane. The bathrooms on an airplane are small, and they don't have the most pleasant smell. (Sudafed) to help relieve pressure in your ears during takeoff and landing. Please note, however, that if you fly to Japan or New Zealand, Sudafed and other cold cures that contain pseudoephedrine are considered controlled substances and are illegal to bring into the country. Pseudoephedrine is also an "upper," and may prevent you from napping. Alternative solutions to the ear pressure problem (whether or not you have a cold) include chewing gum and opening your mouth. Pressure relieving earplugs (a brand name is EarPlanes) also help to relieve air pressure changes during flights. Don't worry about getting up to use the restroom often; the walking about will be good for the blood flow in your legs. If you have a strong fear of flying or have troubles falling asleep during the flight, you could ask your doctor for a benzodiazepine medication. These will lower your anxiety levels and are sedating. Do not use alcohol to sleep. Alaska Air usually has "Digiplayers" that are very similar to AVOD on cross-country flights. For $10 you get about six movies, four TV shows, and a bunch of music videos. To relieve pressure in your ears, research the Valsalva maneuver (holding your nose and blowing) beforehand and know how to perform it correctly. If first (or business) class isn't completely sold out, boarding crews occasionally invite some coach class customers to move up. Your chances of this happening are best if you are dressed appropriately—this means no jeans or sweatshirts, no open-toed sandals, and no backpack or other unwieldy carry-on luggage. Get the wax moldable over-the-counter earplugs. They work better than the cheap foam ones and are less expensive than the custom made ones. If you are concerned about noise, try to sit forward of the engines. WetOnes are one of the best inventions ever: a self-contained bath. They are pre-moistened anti-bacterial towelettes. They sell a small pack about the size of your palm for a couple of bucks. Get a NadaChair S'portBacker. It allows you to sleep sitting upright. It prevents slouching, which strains the lower back. Put this on, raise your seat almost upright, put the seatbelt snug across your lap, and you can sleep for hours with no discomfort. It folds up into a self contained bag about the size of a paperback book. Sitting with better lumbar spine posture, which is what the Nada Chair helps with, can also lower your blood pressure (NadaChair's Backup, not as compact, is recommended for larger frames.). Try downloading a few pod casts to your mp3 player before you leave. There are loads of them around, and there should be one that suits your interests. If you're traveling alone for a while, a pod cast or two should keep you company. The last row of seats usually does not recline. If you want earplugs but didn't bring any, use tissue. Armrests can be raised (even on the aisle) but some have a hidden release latch. Ask flight crew. Don't be bashful about asking for extra napkins and cups of ice when drinks are offered. You might be given the whole can of a less-popular beverage if you ask. Hydrate! Soda pop is a bad choice because of all the sugar. Some airports have a rental kiosk for portable DVD players and DVD movies (about $10). Just drop it off at your destination airport. Short flights may take longer than driving when you consider airport parking, security lines, waiting for boarding, luggage pickup, car rental, cost, etc. Keep a photocopy (or more) of your main passport page spread out through your luggage. If your passport is lost or stolen, having the copy will make it much easier to straighten out. If your bag is misplaced, it's more likely to be returned to you. Bring a bag of lollipops or fruit. Plan for airport layovers, too. They can take time, but they are also a good opportunity to stretch your legs. Turn off all Wifi/Bluetooth/Cellular communications in your phone. Most smart phones have the aptly named airplane mode. If the airline you are traveling with provides blankets, it is a good idea to sleep with the blanket over your head to block out light and also if you like privacy. This may go without saying, but this does happen. Do not attempt to shave in a airplane! Do not also brush up on your hygiene in the bathroom. Not only is it disgusting, you will also cut yourself if there is turbulence. If you aren't in a hurry, consider the sleeper carriage of the train. Although the price is similar to a flight, you'll get a horizontal bed, meals and a shower on board. When you are tired or sleepy, ask the passenger behind you (be careful to ask the parent if it is a child) if you can push your backrest a little bit back and rest it back and go to sleep. Some flights have leg rests so pull up the leg rest and relax.”
Wikipedia provides information in following quotation: “Las Vegas is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Nevada and is also the county seat of Clark County, Nevada. Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major resort city for gambling, shopping, and fine dining. The city bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World, and is famous for its casino resorts and associated entertainment. A growing retirement and family city, Las Vegas is the 28th-most populous city in the United States, with an estimated population by the U.S. Census Bureau of 583,756 as of 2010. The 2010 population estimate of the Las Vegas metropolitan area was 1,951,269.” It also has knowledge of the city’s history: “The first reported European visitor to the Las Vegas Valley was Raphael Rivera in 1829. Spaniards named Las Vegas in the Antonio Armijo party, who used the water in the area while heading north and west along the Old Spanish Trail from Texas. In the 19th century, areas of the valley contained artesian wells that supported extensive green areas or meadows (Vegas in Spanish); hence the name Las Vegas.
John C. Frémont traveled into the Las Vegas Valley on May 3, 1844, while it was still part of Mexico. He was a leader of a group of scientists, scouts, and observers for the United States Army Corps of Engineers. On May 10, 1855, following annexation by the United States, Brigham Young assigned 30 missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints led by William Bringhurst to the area to convert the Paiute Indian population to Mormonism. A fort was built near the current downtown area that served as a stopover for travelers along the "Mormon Corridor" between Salt Lake and the briefly thriving colony of saints at San Bernardino, California. Mormons abandoned Las Vegas in 1857, during the Utah War. Las Vegas was established as a railroad town on May 15, 1905, when 110 acres (45 ha) owned by the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad was auctioned off in what is now downtown Las Vegas. Among the railroad's most notable owners and directors were Montana Senator William A. Clark, Utah U.S. Senator Thomas Kearns, and R.C. Kerens of St. Louis. Las Vegas was part of Lincoln County until 1908, when it became part of the newly established Clark County. The St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church near 4th and Bridger in downtown was founded in 1910. Las Vegas became an incorporated city on March 16, 1911; Peter Buol was the first mayor.
Las Vegas started as a stopover on the pioneer trails to the west, and became a popular railroad town in the early 20th century. It was a staging point for mines in the surrounding area, especially those around the town of Bullfrog, that shipped goods to the rest of the country. With the proliferation of the railroads, Las Vegas became less important, but the completion of the nearby Hoover Dam in 1935 resulted in growth in the number of residents and increased tourism. The dam, located 30 mi (48 km) southeast of the city, formed Lake Mead, the US's largest man-made lake and reservoir. Today, tours are offered into lesser-known parts of the dam. The legalization of gambling in 1931 led to the advent of the casino hotels for which Las Vegas is famous. Major development occurred in the 1940s, "due almost entirely" to the influx of scientists and staff from the Manhattan Project, an atomic bomb research project of World War II. Atomic test watching parties were sometimes thrown. American organized crime figures such as Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel and Meyer Lansky managed or funded most of the original large casinos. The rapid growth of Las Vegas is credited with dooming Galveston, Texas; Hot Springs, Arkansas; and other major gaming centers in the 1950s
Established in 1905, Las Vegas officially became a city in 1911. At the close of the 20th century, Las Vegas was the most populous American city founded in that century (a distinction held by Chicago in the 19th century). The city's tolerance for various forms of adult entertainment earned it the title of Sin City, and this image has made Las Vegas a popular setting for films and television programs. There are numerous outdoor lighting displays on Fremont Street, as well as elsewhere in the city.
The name Las Vegas is often applied to unincorporated areas that surround the city, especially the resort areas on and near the Las Vegas Strip. The 4.2 mi (6.8 km) stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard known as the Strip is mainly in the unincorporated communities of Paradise, Winchester, and Enterprise.” Las Vegas is the destination where the third photograph was shot. On the table, Strawberry Daiquiri sitting on the right side and a glass of water are resting atop of white tablecloth overlooking a pond. A few friends are accompanying me on the occasion.”
Between San Pablo Bay and San Francisco Bay, the fourth photograph was captured aboard a commuter ferryboat. The American Flag flutters in the wind and the boat approaches Alcatraz vicinity. Sunny afternoon sky, buildings, piers, sky scrappers, and ripples of water can be observed in the picture’s background. The picture marks a day of a mini nautical adventure. Through out the boat trip passengers were provided opportunities to roam aboard the ship freely and it was taken full advantage of.
Living in the suburbs of Northern California provides ample entertainment opportunities. There are variety of shopping malls and destinations. However, the major shopping venue includes northern west coast city’s Union Square, Fisherman’s Warf, Hillsdale Shopping Center of San Mateo, Serramonte Shopping Center of Daly City, Santana Row Shopping District of San Jose, The Little Saigon Shopping District of San Jose, and Japan-Town Shopping Center.
Searching for the best universities in the U.S.A., academically interested individuals should inscribe Harvard and Yale among its findings. However, the college where I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration is San Francisco State University. It didn’t provide access to world leaders, greatest intellectuals, or laureates like Harvard University and Yale University. Nonetheless, it provided me with an education in business and other educational endeavors. Harvard University Campus is approximately 591 acres (238.9 ha.) and Yale’s campus occupies about 837 acres (339 hectares of land). The smallest of the three campuses is my university of attendance (it’s about 141.61 acres). Of the oldest academic institutions in the United States, Harvard is number one and Yale is three. The number one university was established in 1636 by the Massachusetts legislature. The Colony of Connecticut founded Yale in 1701 and SFSU was created in 1899 as San Francisco State Normal School. “Veritas Christo et Ecclesiae” (“Truth for Christ and the Church” (translation from Latin to English)), “Urim V’ Tumim” (Hebrew) and Lux et veritas (Latin meaning “Light and Truth”), and “Experientia Docet” (“Experience Teaches” from Latin translation), are the school’s mottos. Each of the three academic institutions have their uniqueness, nonetheless, they all provide education services for its patrons. Located in U.S.A., they all serve its surrounding communities and the world. It’s a pleasure to be U.S. educated and I’m a proud American.
I’m currently employed, however, the elusive more qualified place of employment and greater pay is still in pursuit. Furthermore, most of the position in my employment background is security industry. The most memorable experience happened at The Oscars. The Oscars is a celebration of entertainment’s greatest cinema features, held annually at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood California. Our company secured access to event, which is televised in television media.
My friends and I can often be found in a local theater in the California’s suburban city in San Mateo County. Currently, the some popular film premieres of 2011 in theater include Batman (The Dark Knight starring Christian Bale), The Mummy (Tomb of the Dragon Emperor starring Brendan Fraser), Step Brothers (Starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly), Mamma Mia, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Swing Vote (Starring Kevin Costner), Hancock (Starring Will Smith), Wall-E, The X-Files: I Want To Believe (Starring David Duchovny and Gillian Aderson), Space Chimps, HellboyII: the Golden Army, Wanted (Starring Angelina Jolie), Brideshead Revisited (Starring Emma Thompson), Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, the Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Sex and the City, You don’t Mess With the Zohan, and Meet Dave.
First date can be emotionally, financially, and physically challenging. To help the process, 21 First Date Ideas has suggestions: “Outdoor First Date Ideas: Go for a walk - This is such a simple first date idea but most shy away from it because they feel like they must do something complex in order for their date to be impressed. Wrong! The only ideas you need to impress your date with are the ones that you articulate as your conversation progresses. If you are an interesting person and have found a fun person to spend time with, rest assured that a walk about town would be just fine. Remember, the idea is to leave your date wanting more. As a warning, you may be tempted to start talking about previous relationships. Don’t. That’s not how to get over an ex. Rather, enjoying the company of a fun new person without dwelling on the past will serve you best! Watch an outdoor movie – Going to a movie is pretty worn out in the world of first date ideas. You can resurrect it in a fun way by going to see a movie outdoors or, even better, at a drive-in movie theater if you still happen to have one near where you live. Create your own picnic – Pick a nice spot near where you’re meeting up and swing by a grocery store or take-out restaurant for some quick eats before setting up camp for food and conversation with your new favorite person. There’s no need to spend a lot of money. Picnics are supposed to be simple and you want it to be about getting to know your date, not truffles wrapped in gold foil! Go boating – The idea of sailing on a first date seems like a recipe for disaster but something milder, like canoeing, row boating, or taking a paddle boat out on a sunny afternoon would work well. Admittedly, the last time I took a girl on a paddle boat for a date we both ended up soaking wet with marsh moss in our hair. It was amazing though! Go for a run together – If running is your idea of a good time, an easy run with a new friend can make for a great date! Volunteer at a soup kitchen – One of the best first dates I’ve ever been on involved meeting up with a woman at 5:30am to serve breakfast at the local soup kitchen. Not only did we get to know each other better but we got to do something worthwhile that helped our community. It’s hard to come up with a reason why giving back to your community could be considered a bad idea for a first date! If you don’t have a soup kitchen or other short-order volunteer opportunity, be creative and come up with your own. There is always somebody nearby who could use some help if we are willing to give it. Get up insanely early and be the first customers at your favorite breakfast joint – You’ll get a chance to chat before the restaurant gets busy and have time to do some people-watching when the regulars start pouring in. Note: If you find somebody who is cool with rolling out of bed early to join you for a breakfast date, it’d be a bad idea to let them get away! Indoor First Date Ideas: Take an intro yoga or other fitness class – If you’re really out of shape, this might not be a great idea for a first date. Otherwise, pick a class that will fit both of your fitness levels and have some fun! You should know that getting hot and sweaty. Visit a psychic – Everybody likes to know the future, well, at least a prediction of it! Visit a shut-in – This might not seem like it belongs on a list of first date ideas but if you step away from your preconceptions, I think you might consider it and even try it out. Visiting people who are unable to get out and enjoy regular social interactions isn’t just a worthwhile use of your time. It gives you a chance to learn a bit about the character of your date. Is he or she willing to spend time with people who are in need? If your date is unkind it will only be a matter of time before that unkindness is pointed at you. Seek the good hearts! Play video games – PS2, Nintendo, Xbox, it doesn’t matter. If your date is into video games and you’ve got strong thumbs, it might be time for a bit of virtual smackdown! Just be careful not to beat your date too badly at whatever video game you decide to play. You don’t want your first date ideas to turn into video-game-inspired revenge ideas. Take a music lesson together – Have you always wanted to learn how to play the guitar or some other instrument? Inviting a date along for a partner lesson at a local music school might be a fun way to start your lesson and get the much-dreaded first date out of the way. Go to a used bookstore – It can be a new bookstore if you insist. It doesn’t matter! If you and your date enjoy reading and perusing books, hitting up a bookstore on a first date may just end up being one of the ideas that sets you on a quick course to true love. Go gift shopping – Not for each other, but for somebody else. Perhaps you need to pick up a gift for your sister or some other relative and you need some insight into the process? Ask your date to give you some in-motion advice and perhaps even pick up something small for each other. Trinkets only. Save the cars and fur coats for later dates!” Also, dating precaution for physical safety can cause apprehension and dating safely guide is provided by About.com: “Meet in a public place, use your own transportation, watch your alcohol intake, have a backup (friend check up on you), offer your cell number, grant details in measured doses, listen to your gut, and don’t involve your kids.” The information in the quotation is from iVillage.com: “First date do’s and don’t, do: be yourself, be a good listener, and try to have fun. Don’t: pretend to be someone you’re not, make a snap judgment about your feelings toward him, and leave him hanging.” CNN suggests taking charge, smile, mind your body language, ask questions, listen, use flattery (appropriately), act confident, no pawing allowed, take care of the bill without comment, and say goodnight.