Friday, January 16, 2009

Adventure in the Philippines

Hello again from Pine Mountain. We have been having a heat wave here on the west coast while up north and on the east coast they are having record cold. It is the middle of January. Normally we would have snow on the ground and it would be the middle of winter.Instead it is 70 degrees Fahrenheit.Meanwhile the north and east part of the country are having one of the coldest winters on record.

Here on the ranch I have been working in my greenhouse garden. Last week I planted a small peanut patch. This week the plants are already poking through the soil. Squeekers my African grey parrot peeps trying to eat the plants so I had to build a small chicken wire enclosure to keep him out. Well enough about the ranch.

This week our adventure takes place in the Philippines. If you are new to our site, here is how things are organized.

Section 1 Ranch News
Section 2 Alternative Energy
Section 3 Health and nutrition
Section 4 Travel for Less
Section 5 Treasure Hunting
Section 6 Adventure in the Philippines
Section 7 Pine Mountain Evening

Alternative Energy

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Now that the global economy is going into a recession, everyone needs to find ways to conserve and use renewable energy. The Alternative energy store is a place to start. They can help you design a system that will make you energy independant. If you are a person that likes to do things yourself, The Alternative energy store has a library of books and videos to show you how to do things right.

Alternative Energy Handbook

Looking for a way to use alternative energy but you do not want to spend a lot of money. The Alternative Energy Handbook is the answer. There are simple step by step projects complete with illustrations that you can build for pocket change. Go to ==>

Alternative energy and learn how you can cut your utility bill.

Hydrogen Fuel

Add an inexpensive hydrogen generator to your vehicle and increase power, reduce emissions, and increase your miles per gallon. Go to ==> Hydrogen Fuel and learn how while supplies last.

Ethos Fuel Additive

How would you like to improve gas milage, reduce emissions, and have more power all at the same time. Ethos works by reformulating your gasoline so more air mixes with the fuel vapor. This causes your fuel to burn more completely with less emissions. More power is generated by more complete combustion of the fuel. Ethos is environmentally safe and non toxic. Go to ==> Ethos and learn more about this alternative energy supplement.

Nutrition and Health

These days everyone is concerned about nutrition and health. Most of our food is over processed and has very little nutrient value. Our food looks great but not much more. If we want to stay healthy in today’s world we are forced to take supplements. The question is: What supplements will provide what you need for the least amount of time and money? I believe one of the best supplements out there is called acaiplus. It is a blend of vitamins and minerals plus acai to promote health and long life. They also have vitamins to help improve your long term and short term memory. They also have an energy drink that gives you steady long term energy. To learn more about these products go to ==> Acaiplus . Check out Acaiplus, Feed My Brain, and White Lightning. Here on Pine Mountain we drink Acaiplus every day.

Travel for Less

Travel Secrets

Discover how you can fly around the world on a shoestring budget. There are ways to travel for free. These ways are easy to learn if you know the secrets.. Go to ==> Bargain Air Travel to find out. You will be glad you did.

Travel Writing

How would you like to get paid to go on vacation? Travel to all the destinations that you always wanted to travel to and be treated like a VIP. Travel the world on your timetable. If you can write a simple letter about your travels then you have what it takes to be a travel writer. All you need is a little instruction and you will be on your way to a rewarding career. Go to ====> Travel Writing and learn how to be a travel writer

Adventure and Treasure Hunting

Proper Research is the Key

Do you watch movies like Indiana Jones and wish you could do that in real life? Do you like a good mystery and a good adventure? Would you like to use modern methods and tools to find long lost treasure? All this is possible if you learn from the best. Stan Grist, world renown adventurer and treasure hunter has written a course complete with step by step instruction on how to become successful. Go to ==>Treasure Hunting and check out his course “Creating Wealth Through Adventure”

And now our feature story.

Adventure in the Philippines

Our Plane landed in Manila and after we claimed our luggage, our friends car and driver took us to the apartment in Cubao. The first evening we rested up from our journey and the next morning we explored the local area. We found a farmers market and bought fresh fruit and
vegetables for breakfast.
After breakfast we all piled into the hired jeepney. A jeepney is a stretched jeep that has a rear door and 2 bench seats one on either side. They normally can hold about 10 to 12 people and since were only six people we had plenty of room. The first day we went to Tanay Rizal and met other people that we knew. That evening we went to the local dance club and spent the evening listening to the music and even dancing a little.

The next day we toured the countryside then went up the mountains to a town called Baggio. There we saw the mountain people that they call Indians.

My sister rented a pony and rode around the small park. We spent the night in Baggio then left the next day for a ride down the coast.

We saw fish farms in the lagoon and rice fields everywhere. The farmers used the heated concrete of the road as a place to dry their rice.

We returned to Cubao that evening then the next day we took a tricycle to the market for more fresh vegetable. A tricycle is a motor bike with an elaborate side car added. They are used the same way we use taxis here.

After breakfast we took our hired jeepney and went to visit an old Marcos mansion called Palace in the sky.

We stopped at three sisters falls on the way back. Three sisters is a resort where many movies have been made. We spent several more days touring the islands and then it was time to head home. We said goodbye to our hosts and then took the long plane ride back to the United States..

Pine Mountain Evening

It is evening once more and I am relaxing here on Pine Mountain in my easy chair in front of the fireplace. The gas fueled fire in the fireplace takes the chill off the mountain evening. Squeekers my African Grey parrot is sitting on his perch munching peanuts.

I am relaxing with my coffee from Tonight I am trying Raspberry Squared. This coffee has both red and black raspberries mixed with American roast coffee . If you like raspberries this is the coffee for you. It is just the right drink for a cold evening. Squeekers and I have been watching another Sci fi series called Highlander. Both my coffee and my TV show are over now. It has been a long day. I put Squeekers in his cage, turn off the gas fireplace, and head upstairs to bed. Good night all. See you next week.