Sunday, October 23, 2011

Safety facts about GPS Systems - good or bad?

Have you ever wondered just what does GPS stand for? Global Positioning System never be lost again...... Do we relay to much on these systems?

I know I use mine all the time when showing properties. I can input up to 8 homes and spend more time getting to know my clients as we travel. Which makes it great for me and my business, problem is  I have found  that many subdivision or street are not on the GPS system if you are not willing to update the product. It can be costly but worth it to me.


But have you ever thought like a criminal? Me neither when I was opening and unwraping the new device. One of the instructions when you set up your system is to program your homes address so it is easy to hit one button to take you home.

Do you see where I am going with this? Let say you go out to dinner a movie or even just to visit a friend. You have attached the device to the windshield of your car plugged in the address of the place you are going so excited to try out the product.

As you are enjoying your evening someone breaks into your car takes your GPS system and with one hit of the button they know right where you live and that you are not home. They just left your car so they know they have time.

 HERE IS MY TIP: Enjoy the freedom and confidence of using a GPS system but out smart the Criminals, program a convenient store or shopping center close to your home if you ever need to use the home button which I have multiple times when I am trying to find the freeway enterance or to just get point into the right director of home. Once you get headed into the right director and thing start to look familiar you will be able to make it home. And the criminal will end up shopping or confused that you live in the local 7 11


8 Days to Halloween In Utah - Halloween Cruise Provo Utah

Halloween Cruise

October 3-31,  2011

Come enjoy an adventure riverboat ride on the lower Provo River!  You'll see over 100 hand carved jack-o-lanterns reflecting off the water, hear the boat captain tell a scary story, and enjoy some scary songs.  A pirate even attacks the boat!  We have two professional excursion boats that can accommodate 40 people each.  

The ride is a round-trip experience that takes approximately 25 minutes, with departures every 15-30 minutes

No need to make a reservation unless you have a group of 20 or more!

Boarding Location:   CLAS Ropes Course
3606 W. Center, Provo
Price:   $8 per person (2 yrs and younger are free)
Reserve the whole boat:
    Mon, Fri & Sat - $195
    Tue, Wed & Thru - $175
Hours:   Mon. - Thurs..... 6:30-9:00pm
Fri. and Sat........ 6:30-10:00pm
Closed Sundays
Information:   (801) 373-1897

The Halloween Cruise boarding area is located at 3606 W. Center Street in Provo. (See note at bottom of post.) You can go as a family or small group, or you can rent out the entire boat and take youth groups, company groups, neighbor groups, friends……..whoever you want; the more the merrier, and the boat can hold up to forty people.

Upon arrival, all kids under twelve will be asked to put on a lifejacket. They provide these, and there is no charge. There is also a food tent available for goodies and snacks before or after your cruise.


Your guide will pick you up at the staging area, and guide you through a walk of not-too-spooky-for-young-kids Halloween graveyards. You will pass through the Halloween gateway, and arrive at the river, where you will board for your cruise. The river is dark, but dimly lit with strings of Halloween lights across the river. See over 100 decorated pumpkins lit up along the edge of the river. Some of them are even carved upside down on purpose so that when you see the reflection in the water, they are right side up! It’s a really fun effect!

The cruise boat has a motor, but to keep with the Halloween ambiance, the guide will pull the boat along a roap strung across the river. You will hear a spooky story, and maybe get a visit from a sneaky pirate!

The cruise takes about 25 minutes, and was the perfect family Halloween activity for kids of all ages.