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PostHeaderIcon 6th Annual Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Image9How often do you think, “I wonder where this came from?”, when you are at the grocery store, sitting on your furniture.. what about the materials used to build your house? I bet your answer was never. Don’t feel bad, you are among the millions of others that never think a truck driver supplied it.

All too often, truck drivers are not thought of or appreciated. Most of the population doesn’t even understand the importance of this job and what these men and women sacrifice for US. The only “easy” thing about being a truck driver is physically driving the truck. Even that isn’t easy at times. Imagine how you feel trying to navigate the roads in the rain and snow… now add roughly 70,000 pounds to it. Doesn’t sound fun, does it? Most truck drivers I know love the open road. What they don’t like is 4-wheelers. That would be you, in your car or SUV.

Before I met one of my good friends, I had a lot of misconceptions about trucking and truckers. I bet you think they just get in the truck and go. That’s just so difficult right? Wrong… Before every driver can even head down the road, they have a multitude of things that they Semi Truckneed to do first. What do you do when you get to work? Punch the clock and begin. Not these men and women!  They have to know EXACTLY what the weight of their load is, what the tractor/trailer weighs, what to do if they are overweight, can they legally drive to a scale to even find out if they are legal weight. Yes, shippers do screw up and it’s on the driver! Which I personally think is garbage but, I digress. That’s not even all of it. They have to know if they have enough time left to deliver the load on time, take a shower, eat, do routine maintenance,  do I have the permits that I need, pre-trip inspections, bridges or tunnels on the route… *deep breath* I really could go on and on but, I think you get the idea.

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PostHeaderIcon Disney On Ice is back at The Palace of Auburn Hills! #DaretoDream

It’s that time again!!! Disney On Ice is happening at The Palace of Auburn Hills, in Michigan! It starts on September 29th,2016 and goes until October 2nd, 2016. Opening night tickets start at just $10!* and general tickets start at just $15!* Hop over to Ticketmaster and grab your tickets early!

 

 

PostHeaderIcon Treat Dad to Steak and Thrills This Fathers Day at Dorney Park

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This daughter is very much in awe of those who still get to have fun with their Dads on Father’s Day. My Dad passed in 2008 so it;s not a wonderful day for me. However, I can live vicariously through you all and enjoy the smiles I see online when you celebrate your favorite guy.

This year, Treat Dad to a day where he can be a kid again and support a good cause while he is doing it!  This Father’s Day, Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom will be offering special promotions and plenty of fun for the whole family to create special memories with Dad while helping to fight childhood cancer.

On Sunday, June 19th, join them for their Father’s Day Steak and Ale event! Park goers will enjoy an All-You-Can-Eat picnic including hamburgers, hot dogs, grilled chicken breast, pasta salad, watermelon, chips and Coca-Cola beverages.  Dads will be treated to a complimentary steak with all the trimmings prepared by Dorney’s Executive Chef Malo Jones.  Discounted ale will also be available for purchase for those guests age 21 years and older. How delicious and fun does that sound?

Dorney Park Father's Day
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PostHeaderIcon Keeping Your Kids Safe Online

Keeping Your Kids Safe Online - DelightfulChaos.com“Stranger Danger” used to be limited to creepy guys who would hang around the park and try to convince kids to come get candy out of their nearby vans. Today, “Stranger Danger” can apply to, well, anybody. This is because anyone can pretend to be anyone on the internet.

When we were growing up, there was no such thing as cyber bullying. Bullying referred to people, most of the time, picking on another person “out loud.” Even when someone talked behind someone else’s back, everybody knew who was saying what to whom. Today, kids can bully each other relentlessly online without teachers or other people ever knowing anything about it.

When we were kids, we weren’t encouraged to take “sexy selfies” or nude pictures and send them to people we thought liked us. Even if someone wanted one, there was no way to do it without someone else finding out about it. Back then, cameras had film and that film had to be developed by someone. It would likely be dropped off and picked up by our parents. Today, kids can send questionable content in an instant via their mobile devices. That questionable content can get sent to vast swaths of people in another instant.

The times, they have a-changed. Wow have they changed. read the rest of this entry »

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