When you get ready to go to the horse races in Del Mar, don’t forget your hat. Floppy ones decked out in ostrich feathers compete with Panama straw hats on people of all ages. At Del Mar you can get close to the horses and jockeys before they hit the track. Don’t forget to place your bet. Then watch the race from start to finish. If you’re lucky you will see an event that happens infrequently…a dead heat win. No horse won by a nose this day. Two both finished as winners.
Do you have family or friends in far away places? Are you looking for a better way to stay in touch with them? Ever heard of Skype? Skype is a piece of free software that lets you make telephone calls over the Internet. To access go to Skype.com for step-by-step instructions to install it. You’re ready to call any other PC that has Skype for free. Calls to landlines and cell phones cost extra. You might need to purchase an inexpensive headset if your computer does not have it built in to talk to each other.
Here’s this week’s travel tip. When you are booking your airline reservation, write down the airline’s 800 number and keep it with your trip info. That way you will have it for reference in case you should need it. Making a quick call sure beats standing in line to inquire about a cancelled or changed flight.