The association between Matchbox Toys and Aral AG, the Germany Petrol Chain began in 1966 and ran for 15 years. Over that time some very attractive models bearing the Aral logo were produced. These Matchbox Toys were released for sale in Germany, Austria and parts of Switzerland, France and The Netherlands. They were considered normal releases, not promotional models and were sold both through Aral Petrol Stations as well as toy stores and retail outlets. In doing research for Matchbox Toys trivia articles, I always find it interesting to get some background on the vehicles and companies involved.
American Art museum scavenger hunt: The Luce Foundation center here has a fun scavenger hunt you can participate in on your time. Get your hand out from the information desk and bring your phone so you can text message your findings to move on to the next clue. You can also download the hunts from their website. Good for all ages!
It seems that every hotel in Vegas that you stay at has some sort of gaming hall. Whether it’s the top of the line hotel; like the Bellagio or the Wynn all the way to the smallest Inn way over on the other side of the strip, its all about machines ringing; waiting for the next contestant to deposit their money and pull on their arm. In our hotel, it was no different. We had to pass the casino floor to get to every place we wanted to go; a very ingenious marketing ploy. We found a seat at the bar and had a drink while hearing two guys trying to discuss the best way to play pocket 3’s out of position in the Texas Hold ‘Em game.
Thinking back to my touchdown at McCarran International مطار اسطنبول الجديد, I remember how edgy I was. Not the type of edginess that I sometimes feel while waiting in the dentist’s waiting room; but rather that ‘waking-up-on-Christmas-morning’ edginess. I grabbed my carry on luggage and stood in a long line of business travelers and tried not to let my over zealous feelings get the best of me.
Maybe when you took off, it was a bright, sunny day. Then all of a sudden the weather begins to change. You have the control to make it go from clear and sunny to dark, angry storm clouds. With a good bolt of lightning to rev up the pulse. Can you handle it? If things get iffy, you can always land on that aircraft carrier you see in the distance. Whew!
Munsterhof: after exiting the gallery you find yourself at Munsterhof, a square on the left bank of the Limmat River. Its name means the Monastery Courtyard because of the proximity of two monasteries: female Fraumyunster and male Grossmunster (on the other side of the river).
Counties that routinely end up in the news with stories about violence tend to set many travelers on edge, and you have to admit, Israel has had it’s share of unrest. I was so ambivalent about this trip, that I didn’t do much of the planning at all… actually I didn’t do any!
Losing it in Las Vegas? Located on level 2 at the Las Vegas airport you will find the Aviation Museum. You can view the 30 displays and watch a short video presentation about the history of local aviation.