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Posted by: thepinetree on 01/02/2018 12:05 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 01/02/2018 12:05 PM
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Winter Driving Tips From Caltrans

Sacramento, CA...In this Caltrans News Flash, Public Information Officer Liza Whitmore interviews Donner Pass Maintenance Superintendent Dave Wood who shares important tips for motorists heading to higher elevations this winter. They also introduce viewers to the new method of identifying chain installers who has been permitted and trained by Caltrans.

This is the 106th in a series of Caltrans News Flash video clips that highlight the many critical, newsworthy activities that Caltrans performs to keep California moving. To see more of these and other videos, search for #CaltransNewsFlash on Twitter or go to

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Posted on: 2018-01-02 13:06:38   By: Anonymous
...and how to drive when you're hovercraft AF on some of this.

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    Posted on: 2018-01-02 15:42:43   By: Anonymous
    Designed to maximize the spectacular ocean views, Footprints is a contemporary villa that offers you the best of Barbados. Set on Alleynes Bay Beach on the island’s west-facing Platinum Coast, the five-bedroom villa is boxy in the best way, with several stories of balconies, terraces and floor-to-ceiling windows that open to the water. Listen to the waves roll in from the calming minimalist interiors or use the villa as a base to explore other nearby beaches and golf courses.
    Start each day at Footprints with coffee or tea at the shaded al-fresco dining pavilion overlooking the beach. Move to the lounge area on the terrace to read or nap, take a swim in the infinity pool, spend the afternoon on a chaise longue on the lawn or on the beach just beyond and try out local seafood on the barbecue before watching the sunset from the terrace or one of the balconies. The villa even has its own fitness and media rooms, which are air conditioned for your comfort, and the services of a chef, butler and housekeeper are included in your stay.
    The villa’s interiors are finished in a neutral palette of white and tan, creating a soothing atmosphere that lets the vibrant greens and blues of the surrounding trees and water be the stars. In spite of the toned-down color scheme, however, Footprints still feels warm and inviting, thanks to natural wood floors, enough classic roll-arm sofas for everyone and organic accents like coral and a leaf-shaped pendant light. The fully equipped, all-white kitchen is both contemporary and charming, with sleek, flat-fronted cabinets and a farmhouse-style table used as a breakfast bar.
    The five hotel-worthy bedrooms at Footprints each have a king bed, en-suite bathroom and air conditioning. Many open to balconies or terraces, so you can fall asleep to the sound of the ocean or feel the breeze first thing in the morning. Like the other living areas, the bedrooms use a restrained color scheme and plenty of natural texture for a luxe, layered look that’s still relaxed and beachy.
    Though the villa is located on Alleynes Bay Beach, it’s just 1 mile from the beach at Reeds Bay and 2 miles from Sandy Lane Beach. Golfers will want to book a tee time at Royal Westmoreland Golf Course, just over 2 miles away, and the Sandy Lane Country Club course, 3.5 miles away. Take an afternoon or evening to stroll Holetown, 1.5 miles away, Speightstown, 4 miles away or Bridgetown, 10 miles away. At the end of your stay, plan on a 19-mile drive from Footprints to the island’s Grantley Adams International Airport.
    Copyright © 2015 Luxury Retreats. All rights reserved.

    Bedroom 1 - Master: King size beds, Ensuite bathroom, Air conditioning
    Bedroom 2: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom, Air conditioning
    Bedroom 3: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom, Air conditioning
    Bedroom 4: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom, Air conditioning
    Bedroom 5: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom, Air conditioning

    Fully equipped kitchen
    Formal dining area
    Ceiling fans
    Fitness room (Air conditioning)
    Cinema room (Air coniditioning)

    Infinity swimming pool
    Covered alfresco dining
    Terrace with lounge area
    Gated property
    View of sea
    Sun loungers

    Extra cost (advance notice may be required):
    Villa pre-stocking
    Airport transfer
    Activities and excursions

    Points of Interest
    2.3 km to Holetown
    3.9 km to Royal Westmoreland Golf Course
    5.8 km to Sandy Lane Country Club Golf Course
    6.1 km to Speighstown
    16.1 km to Bridgetown, Capital of Barbados
    Beach Access
    Beachfront to Alleynes Bay Beach
    1.8 km to Reeds Bay
    3.3 km to Sandy Lane Beach
    31.2 km to Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI)

    Maximum 10 guests
    Non-smoking villa
    Pets are not allowed
    Children welcome
    Social events permitted (upon request

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      Posted on: 2018-01-03 17:12:33   By: Anonymous
      Tucked behind palm trees on an oceanfront lot, Villa Oceanis is a perfect romantic hideaway or family vacation spot in Guanacaste. Enjoy the sound of the waves from the villa’s pool and outdoor living area or simply cross the lawn to the ocean. Though the two-bedroom house is secluded and private, it’s also just 80 minutes from the Liberia airport.
      Start each day with coffee at the outdoor dining area on the sun-dappled deck facing the ocean, then adjourn to the deck’s lounge area or the pool, which has a jetted seating area. The ocean lies down a flight of steps from the lawn, and you’ll find snorkeling equipment at the villa. While away the afternoon in the hammocks or daybed, rinse off in the outdoor shower and prep dinner on the gas grill. Satellite TV and Wi-Fi ensure you’ll stay entertained in the evenings, and air-conditioned bedrooms ensure you’ll stay comfortable.
      The villa is cozy yet beachy, with light filtering through the palm trees onto wood floors and white and gray paneled walls. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors open to the oceanfront deck on one side and the lush garden on the other. The open-plan living room, dining room and kitchen has a wall of built-in wood cabinets, a plush gray sectional and a round dining table. Accents like turquoise throw cushions and a blue backsplash bring the colors of the ocean inside.
      Each of the villa’s two bedrooms has an en-suite bathroom with shower, air conditioning and a ceiling fan. One bedroom has a queen bed, and the other has a full bed and twin bunk bed. Like the common areas, the bedrooms are breezy and welcoming, with whitewashed beamed ceilings, rustic paneled walls, and colorful modern artwork.
      Villa Oceanis is a 200-meter walk from Playa Blanca. By car, it’s 5 minutes to a grocery store and Playa Negra, 10 minutes to a church, 30 minutes to the Pinilla Golf Course, 40 minutes to a tennis court and the town of Tamarindo and 45 minutes to the town of Santa Cruz. The Liberia airport is an 85-minute drive away.
      Copyright © Luxury Retreats. All rights reserved.

      Bedroom / Bathroom Description

      Bedroom 1
      Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Safe

      Bedroom 2
      Twin bunk bed, Full size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan

      Features & Amenities
      Child friendly villa
      Air conditioned bedrooms
      Ceiling fan
      Satellite TV
      DVD player
      CD player
      iPod dock
      Wi-Fi access
      Baby equipment
      Washer/dryer (separate from main house)
      Ice maker
      Coffee maker
      Outdoor Features
      Swimming pool
      Jetted seating area
      Alfresco shower
      Outdoor furniture
      Alfresco dining
      Gas grill
      Snorkeling equipment
      Staff & Services
      Daily housekeeping (2 hours a day except Sundays)
      Villa manager
      24/7 private on-site concierge
      At Extra Cost – advance notice may be required:
      Villa pre-stocking
      Activities and excursions
      Airport transfer
      Cook service
      Driver service
      Villa Policies
      Maximum 4 guests
      Children welcome
      Non-smoking villa
      Pets not permitted
      Social events permitted upon request only. Bachelor parties are strictly prohibited
      No unregistered guests permitted unless approval is given
      Getting There
      4x4 rental vehicle recommended
      Transport available
      200 meters to Playa Blanca beach
      3 minute walk to Iguanazul Restaurant
      5 minute drive to grocery store and Playa Negra
      10 minute drive to church
      30 minute drive to Pinilla Golf Course
      40 minute drive to Tamarindo and tennis club
      45 minute drive to town of Santa Cruz
      80 minute drive to Liberia Airport

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