Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Valentines Day Ideas | Unique Valentine Gifts and Poems

Why An Article About Valentines Day Ideas on A Travel Site? Well...

Valentines Day is just a few weeks away
. Yikes. I'm just digging out from Christmas and another gift and card giving day is sneaking it's way into my life.

Well... it is the one day a year we remind our loved ones and friends how much we really care about them. I know... I'm not one to wait for one day to proclaim my love, but this one day requires some special ideas and thought.

As always... I am on the lookout for special Valentines Day Ideas that will genuinely reflect my feelings of love. Personalized gifts are usually the best... but it does mean that I have to think about those gifts a few weeks in advance of Valentines Day.

I have been doing a ton of searching online and found some very unique Valentine Gift Ideas. I put together a website... so I could keep track of all these ideas in one place.

I found
  • personalized crystal heart paperweights
  • homemade style cookie baskets that can be shipped
  • soul-mate picture frame that can be personalized with a special phrase.
If your hunting for some unique valentine gift ideas or just a pretty Free Valentine Poem to tuck into a card check out this latest website:

Valentines Day Ideas

Oh and if you want to send a special love letter eCard... this site is so easy to use and has a huge variety of options. Just click on the banner below and get started... especially great if your working in a time crunch.

PassionUp Secret Love Letters & Poems

Now... back to our regularly scheduled programing. :)

Thursday, January 10, 2008

3:10 To Yuma - Russell Crow Movie Review

Just watched the DVD release of 4:10 to Yuma. Because I live in Yuma, Arizona... this movie title caught my attention. The story isn't based on Yuma history or location... but in various other desert Arizona locations.

First... If you haven't seen the 1995 movie - The Quick And The Dead - starring Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman and Russell Crow, get it now! Watching Russell Crow in this movie gives you an idea of why he was cast in 3:10 to Yuma. He is a versatile actor and creates believable characters. This can't be said about Sharon Stone in the Quick and The Dead. Although she is smart and of course gorgeous... she just didn't pull off the gunslinger roll.

Now... my take on the 3:10 to Yuma movie.

Get ready for a surprise beginning. Within minutes of the movie starting, the underling story starts to emerge... with an event that remains a constant throughout the movie. The family dynamics and conflicts portrayed are some of the same types of problems we face today.

  • Struggles with money
  • Teenage angst
  • Physical ailments and disabilities
  • Children not believing in their parents ability to protect the family
Portrayals of home life and the conflicts carry one half of the story throughout the movie.

The other half of the story...

It's just very hard to hate any character that is played by Crow. Is endearing smile and charming personality just permeates all his characters. Crow's character is Ben Wade, an outlaw thief and murderer. The plague of the railroad crossing the Arizona desert is Ben Wade. He has tested their patience with over 20 robberies. He and his gang are the other half of the story in the movie.

What is really interesting... is that these two stories coexist and mingle throughout the movie. The final scene's create tension and hold many surprises. The outlaw and his gang are at odds while the outlaw and his captor teach each about courage, love and overcoming odds.

Definitely not a tear jerker... 0 Hanky Movie.

I give this move 3*** our of 4***

Very engaging... and action packed. If you love a good Western... this one should be on your list of must see movies.

Oh... and did I mention... Peter Fonda is in this movie! And he has a much larger part than in - Wild Hogs.

3:10 to Yuma (Full Screen Edition)

3:10 to Yuma

Monday, January 07, 2008

Flagstaff Arizona Snow Photos 2008 Best Year For Snow

Flagstaff Arizona Has SNOW! I mean ton's of it!

My youngest son attended NAU for 5 years and we never had snow like this!

A good friend of mine sent emailed me this morning with these pictures to prove that the snow was really deep and this year was the best year in ages for skiing.

Does that mean that the greenhouse effect and global warming are not targeting Flagstaff Arizona????

Arizona Highway Patrol: Not going anywhere fast!