Horses are still very important in our culture because of the history that we have shared. They provided us transportation before there was the internal combustion engine. They allowed us to travel further and faster than mere boots would allow. And they gave us the advantage over our enemies when that was needed.
Today, horses are mostly used in our culture for competition in such sports as horse racing and polo. Those who ride horses competitively are closer than most to these magnificent animals. They would tell you better than I how great they are.
They would probably also be the first to tell you that a horse requires a great deal of respect. They are much bigger than us and so every precaution – such as wearing reliable equestrian helmets – must be taken when approaching a horse as a rider.
There’s an underlying unease in the world’s economies that believe a deeper crisis unfolding in the world’s financial system. Money is in many cases is not what it used to be. That’s why many people are questioning the value of their currencies and flocking to gold coins like the gold buffalo coin. This might be a necessary step in the resolving the deeper problems in the world – for individuals and governments alike.
One of the things I noticed when I came to Canada is that the rules of the road seem to be taken more seriously. That really came alive for us – my mother and brother especially – when we were stopped by an officer who warned the two in the backseat to buckle up their seatbelts.
Another rule, that I rarely – if ever – see broken, is helmets for motorcycles. You could try not wearing one I suppose, but you would probably be stopped pretty quickly and ticketed.
This good thing of course, even though some might grumble at having to follow obeys the law. It’s incidentally also good for those who love wearing gmax helmets for safety – as well to look good on the road.
If you’re riding around town on anything other than a car, it’s smart – and in most cases the law – to have double adequate head protection from a helmet such as the Shoei RF-1100 Matte Black. I know it’s the law here in Canada. Other places might not require it. But a law is not as necessary as just plain common sense.
Some people might argue that wearing a helmet is restrictive and not very cool or stylish. However, with the latest materials we have now, helmets have become as sleek and stylish as the bikes their riders are riding on. You can even match the colour of your bike to help give you the look you want.
I wish I can go for a vacation again this year. I would like to go to South Carolina where there are lots of beaches. I love beaches you know! I’m sure you do. Every time we go for a vacation accommodations is always the first thing we have to take care of. We have to book the place earlier so that everything will be ready.
If you are planning to go to South Carolina it’s not a problem. I know this place called Carolina Designs Realty in town who is the best for rentals. They have been a great source for outer banks vacation rentals. They have beautiful homes that suits you especially if you love oceanfront.
Our first trip as a married couple back in 2001 – which was, incidentally, just over a week after the 911 debacle – was to Italy. This had been a dream of mine for a long time – to visit the romantic canals of Venice, and to walk up and down the streets or strada of Rome. And it was just as exciting and amazing as I’d dreamed. Actually, it was even more amazing because our mental picture of a place from TV or other sources never fails to fall short of reality. That might seem like an obvious statement, but the contrast between what we expect a place to be like and what it actually is like can really be startling. And it certainly was startling seeing Rome, and Venice in person.
It was in many ways, as close to a perfect honeymoon vacation as we could have hoped for. Maybe the only thing I could complain about the whole trip was that it was too short. We were on a tight one week itinerary that took us on a whirlwind tour of three of Italy’s most famous cities – Rome, Florence and Venice. That meant that, including travel time, we really only had one solid day per city to walk around and explore. From the time that we arose from our sleep in our amazing boutique hotel in each city to the time that we fell asleep in the same bed, we had to carefully plan what we would and would not see. That meant that we had to forgo seeing the Colosseum in Rome for example.
But aside from that (and my husband getting sick for the best parts of Venice later on into the trip), it turned out to be a vacation that we’ll always remember as the perfect “inauguration” of our married life together.