Top 5 Free Museums in Washington DC

Top 5 Free Museums in Washington DC
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hey it's Alex banger with keller williams capital properties down here in the washington DC metro area today we're going to go visit some of the wonderful museums that we have they're all free and they're part of the smithsonian come and join me let's go take a look here are my top 5 picks for free and amazing museums to see during your visit number 5 the Hirshhorn Museum and sculpture garden here we are at the Hirshhorn Museum is sculpture garden let's go take a look at the sculpture on a cylindrical building the adjoining plaza and sunken sculpture garden house an in-depth collection by famous artists modern masters and works of emerging artists cutting edge film and sculpture like that one I don't like that one so much we number for the National Museum of American History devoted to the scientific cultural social technological and political development of the United States it hasn't the star-spangled banner they're very flag that inspires the nation's anthem George Washington's uniform Jefferson's lapdog desk and don't forget Dorothy's ruby slippers number three the National Museum of Natural History hey here's the Natural History Museum let's go take a look inside that is way cool that's an elephant sorry it's an African bush elephant do you know what doomed the dinosaurs probably not having a reliable realtor that they could count on to find the best home in the Washington DC metro area the Natural History Museum has tons of things to see from the big elephant we saw up front to the dinosaurs to justin marine life not to mention tons of fossils gems and all kinds of things it's definitely worth visiting number two and the hardest museum to get tickets to right now the National Museum of african-american history and culture featuring new amazing museum exhibits spanning a wide range of stories and interests that include American South clothing and civil rights to the literature military and music to difficult topics like segregation slavery and even politics number one the National Air and Space Museum this museum boasts 23 galleries exhibiting hundreds of aircraft so here we are inside the Air and Space Museum right by the lunar module that this thing actually landed on the moon and above me is actually the spirit of st. Louis plane the Air and Space Museum is by far one of my favorite museums in all of Washington DC part of the Smithsonian to have something you bring your kids down here to the mall one of the great things hidden secrets does this carousel right across from the Smithsonian make sure you bring your kids here and take them on a ride on the carousel great fun thanks so much for taking time today to come and visit with me down at the mall I'm so glad you got a chance to see some of my favorite museums and remember if you know anybody thinking about moving to the DC metro area Maryland DC or Virginia I'm never too busy for your referral



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Today we are going to visit some of the wonderful museums that we have. They are all free, and part of the Smithsonian. Come and join me!
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Top 5 Resorts Near Yellowstone Video (HD)

Top 5 Resorts Near Yellowstone Video (HD)
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when planning your trip to Yellowstone one of the most important decisions you'll make is where to stay a large part of that will be decided by your own preferences on location comfort and amenities the list I've compiled here has come from years of visiting the park and knowing what I liked but hopefully it has something for everyone I'll lead off with under canvas Yellowstone under canvas is a self-described glamping resort where all you have to do is show up they take care of just about everything else the serious advantage of under canvas is that it's in West Yellowstone in less than 10 minutes from the park entrance and the resort itself is fantastic their accommodations range from simple teepees to outrageously comfortable safari style tents complete with hardwood floors and plush king-size beds whoa the location is breathtaking with the Madison River ambling through the property it's the kind of place where you can relax and chill out where you can roast some mores around the campfire and trade your Yellowstone stories with people from all over the world all this combined with access to top-tier dining made under canvas and easy pick for my top five next on my list is the Shoshone Lodge just outside the east entrance of the park I love this place I've stayed here twice and there are many advantages to staying at one of the ranches on the web you Valley Road first is location being five minutes from the sylvan pass entrance is fantastic the Shoshone has all the atmosphere you could hope for in a western style mountain lodge and in the restaurant you'll find a hardy wyoming version of surf and turf activities like trail riding and hiking have always made the Shoshone Lodge a destination in itself but now there's an added attraction it's directly across the road from sleeping giant the only zip line in the Yellowstone area so location facilities and adventure make the Shoshone Lodge you know you just take a little walk and you never know what you're gonna run into it a fantastic choice to stay at Yellowstone if the Shoshone Lodge is fold there are a few other similar places nearby like the Absaroka Mountain Lodge only 10 minutes further from the park it's also a beautiful property offering similar activities in an even more tranquil setting my next choice isn't as close to the park but it's only about 40 minutes away Chico Hot Springs Resort and Day Spa a sprawling beautiful property with access to the north entrance of the park Chico Resort defies simple description because this place literally has something for everyone old forestry service cabins quiet secluded cottages condos for large families all the way up to plush individual houses with a view of the valley and all the amenities for those who like to feel at home and my favorite a refurbished caboose with every luxury you could possibly think of this one's for the fans of the TV show the wild wild west the pools here are what Chico is all about they're fed with mineral rich water from the local volcanic Hot Springs nice and when you're not out exploring Yellowstone activities like the yoga spa and trail riding keep you grounded to your surroundings there's enough here to keep any family busy and happy if you have time to visit some of Yellowstone's surrounding areas those experiences can be just as rewarding as those you'll have in the park so I'm gonna move out a little further for my final recommendation on the list Cody Wyoming trout ranch about an hour from Yellowstone through the YPD Valley this place bills itself as a trout fishery and offers stock ponds for guests efficient but I wouldn't come here for that or for the adjacent RV park either know what I recommend here are the teepees down by the river these individual glamping tents are set up in a comfortable Native American theme each teepee is named for a different animal and the comfortable queen-size bed and pullout sofa and each tent assures relative comfort for everybody the location right next to the water provides the soothing sound of the Shoshone River moving past you all day and night and being just 10 minutes away from downtown Cody gives you access to one of the great towns of the West with their night rodeo and Buffalo Bill Cody's Museum of the West for an affordable price the unique design and experience and access to both Cody and Yellowstone Cody Wyoming Trout ranch makes my list you



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Many visitors to Yellowstone choose stay in the park at one of the many lodges, or at campsites with their vehicles. However, you usually have to book way in advance to get the best spots, so finding the right place to stay near the park can be a make or break aspect for your enjoyment at America’s premier national park.
When deciding where to stay near Yellowstone, I look for a couple of things: proximity to the park, comfort and style of the facilities, and activities other than the park that may be available nearby.
Using these criteria, I’ve compiled a list of my 5 favorite places stay. This list is by no means definitive. I have stayed at places that are very nice that check all my boxes on the list, but to be on this list, there has to be something special about the place that makes it different than anywhere else.
That’s why the Best Western in Cody isn’t on here, even though it’s a great place to stay. Or the Buffalo Bill Cabins adjacent to that property.
So enjoy the video, feel free to ask questions and above all….GET TO YELLOWSTONE NOW!

5 Ways to Comfort a Kitten

5 Ways to Comfort a Kitten
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[♪ gentle music ♪] Hi, everybody. When caring for kittens, you want to give them the most comfortable experience possible, so these are my top five tips for keeping kittens warm and cozy. The first thing I recommend is a microwavable heating pad, like a Snuggle Safe. You just pop it in the microwave for about five minutes, and it'll stay warm for several hours. This makes it really easy for you to transport the kittens with it. You're not relying on a heating pad with a cord. So just make sure when you take it out that you feel it to make sure it's warm, but not too, too hot. You can put it in the pad that it comes with. You can also use a blanket to cover it up. Young kittens can't regulate their own body temperature, so it's really important that you give them access to a heating pad at all times. It's likely that the kittens will congregate around the heating pad, but you want to make sure that they also have the option to move away from it. So don't let the heating pad cover the entire space. So the heating pad is mandatory, but there are other things that you can add to that to make them even more comfortable. Like here, you can see them using a Snuggle Kitty. The Snuggle Kitty is a stuffed animal with a battery-operated heartbeat inside. These are a great source of comfort if you have orphaned kittens who don't have a mother. All you need is just two AAA batteries inside of the heart, and then you just turn it on whenever it's in use. It's going to create a really nice comforting sound and vibration for the babies. [quiet heartbeat sound coming from the heart] When combined with a heating pad, this provides such a nice home base for the kittens. You'll often see them snuggling it, clinging to it, and sleeping on top of it. [quiet heartbeat sound] Another kitten essential is baby blankets, and I'm not talking about blankets for cats that you buy at the pet store, I'm talking about baby blankets for human babies. Something like this micro fleece baby blanket that I got online. These provide a soft surface for the kittens to lie on, and you can use them to line whatever space the kittens are staying in. Just make sure you change them out every couple of days. Another thing you can do with your baby blanket is use it as a swaddle. You can wrap the kitten in what I call a "purrito," which is basically just a gentle wrap around the kitten with a baby blanket to give them a comforting feeling of being held. And you can see here that Harissa really enjoys this. She calms down right away, and is actually purring and making muffins. [quiet kitten purring] [kissing noise] The next one might surprise you, and that is recycled fur scraps. Anyone who cares about animals is not gonna want to be wearing a fur coat, so if you have one, or if someone in your life has one that they'd like to retire, this is a great way to make use of it. This works well with orphaned wildlife as well as orphaned kittens because the fur reminds them of the comfort of Mom. In my experience, kittens tend to prefer fur that is a little bit on the long side like this one, and make sure that it's clean and free of any dyes that might be harmful to the kittens if they are to put it in their mouth. Here you can see that one of the kittens is actually trying to nurse on the fur scrap, and while that might seem really sad, it's a nice comfort source for a kitten that doesn't have a mother. So this is something I do with kittens that are particularly fussy, or just need a place that they can go to calm down and feel relaxed. I've noticed that kittens really appreciate having something like this, and they'll even burrow into it and fall asleep, creating a little bit of a nest. Where'd Valentina go? Lookin' cozy. One last thing you might want to try if you're trying to comfort kittens is a toothbrush. A toothbrush mimics a mother's tongue licking them, so it's another really comforting thing for them if they don't have a mom. And I'll actually notice that when I start brushing the kittens, they might start to engage in their first grooming behaviors. Here you can see that Cholula is actually starting to lick herself, which is what they learn from their moms. So this is a great thing that you can do for them not only for their comfort, but also for their behavioral growth. Keep in mind that the one thing kittens love more than anything is being with their mama, so if you're dealing with an orphan kitten, the best thing you can do is be a surrogate. That's why I recommend giving them warmth, something soft to nuzzle, and a little bit of grooming. There are so many ways to get creative for the little guys, so that they can still have a chance at a full and happy life. If you're interested in some of these products and want to know where to find them, I have a comprehensive list of fostering supplies on my website, at kittenlady.org/supplies. You can go on there and find links to everything you need to help save kittens' lives. [kissing noise] Are you cozy? I think I got a little lipstick on you. [♪ outro music ♪]



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Fostering orphan kittens means you have fill in for their mama–and that includes providing them with comfort and warmth. Here’s my top 5 tips for comforting a baby kitten!

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