Special Events: National Night Out 2016

Air medics helicopter taking off.
Air medics helicopter taking off.

We had a great night at the National Night Out last two Tuesdays ago. It was an event that we’re looking forward to every October of the year.  This National Night Out or NNO is held in appreciation to our community’s first responders (see: responder).

Air medics helicopter
Air medics helicopter

 

John Deere barrel ride
John Deere barrel ride

 

K9 Show Photo from my other site: http://www.brightbundles.com/
K9 Show
Photo from my other site: http://www.brightbundles.com/

There are so many activities going in a National Night Out:  pony rides, bounce houses, giveaways from sponsors, free food, free music, K9 show, barrel ride…to name a few. This also a good time to meet and know your neighbors.  This way, we can help each other in fighting crimes in our communities. This is held usually in big areas like city parks.

After all the fun activities, NNO always ended with a fabulous fireworks show.  We loved it.

Travel Safety: Know Before You Go

road-travel

Traveling can be fun and exciting, however, travel safety is extremely important. Prior to leaving, become familiar with the laws and customs that govern your destination. This is especially important if your travels will take you overseas. The laws of other countries are often markedly different from those of the United States. Whether you are traveling abroad, or just to the next state, consideration should always be taken regarding your travel destination. Know before you go.

Plan with Flexibility

If you plan on doing the driving, make sure that you’re aware of road conditions. It may even be a good idea to plan an alternative route just in case poor weather conditions or road conditions become a problem. The more steps you take to prepare for the unexpected, the more peace of mind you will have should a catastrophe occur.

Be Prepared for Emergencies

You might consider getting a roadside service plan if you don’t already have one. If something happens to your vehicle it’s no fun being stranded for hours wondering when and how you are going to get out of your jam. Roadside service can be that friend you can call in the middle of the night, anywhere, that will help you in a tight spot.

Travel Safety and Guns

If you choose to carry a firearm become familiar with all documents that you will need to carry one legally. It can’t hurt to familiarize yourself with gun laws in your travel destination as well. If you don’t do your research you’re asking for trouble. You need to know if it’s okay to store that glock magazine sleeve on your dash before you try it. A little prior knowledge can save you headaches and even a run-in with the law.

Traveling is fun and exciting. Taking a little extra time to become familiar with the place you are travelling to, and a preparing for the unexpected, as much as possible, are good ways to create more peace of mind and awareness: which are both steps that increase travel safety. Know before you go.