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Which country has both the highest and tenth highest waterfalls in the world?

On August 28, 2011 · 1 Comments

Also if you can please help me with these
What is the world’s second largest desert?
Where is the highest mountain in England found?
What currency is used in Nepal?
What is the most widely spoken mother tongue language in the world?

Where is the highest mountain in England found?

Ah the old ‘WHAT is your question?’ problem. In the UK (Great Britain) its Ben Nevis, 1 344 metres (4,409 ft) but that is in SCOTLAND. In England (one region of the UK) its Scafell Pike at a mere 3 209 feet / 978 meters. The problem is that people confuse England and the UK (just like they confuse The Netherlands and Holland – Holland is the name of two provinces, not the country).

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What’s with all the people being swept over giant waterfalls lately?

On August 25, 2011 · 5 Comments

(I’ve been to Niagra Falls, and all the Waterfalls in Yosemite, and you’d have to almost try on purpose to be swept over those falls. Not to be insensitive, but are these cases of Natural Selection in action?)

Natural DELETION.

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How are the waterfalls at kauffman stadium maintained during the off season?

On August 24, 2011 · 1 Comments

Are they frozen, or emptied after the season ends?

Allowing the water and the falls to continue through a KC winter would cause major damage in the stadium’s plumbing system. And the water pools are too small to be used as ice skating rinks.

From the standpoint of maintenance and damage prevention, the water falls are turned off and the water pools are emptied afdter the season is over.

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should i have an outdoor kitchen or a kitchen in a pool house?

On August 21, 2011 · 2 Comments

im getting a pool house should i have a kitchen in my pool house or should i get a outdoor kitchen or both,i have the money to get both so what should i do

I’ve never heard of a kitchen in a pool house; but if the pool house is big enough, has enough plumbing and electricity, and is close enough to your outdoor activities, I think it’s a great idea. You can be more flexible and have a more complete kitchen if it is in the pool house – stove, microwave, full size refrigerator, dishwasher, etc.

No sense having two outdoor kitchen areas. Put the extra money toward a nice grill, seating area, and maybe even a fireplace for the outdoor area.

should i have an outdoor kitchen or a kitchen in a pool house?

On August 20, 2011 · 0 Comments

im getting a pool house should i have a kitchen in my pool house or should i get a outdoor kitchen or both,i have the money to get both so what should i do

I’ve never heard of a kitchen in a pool house; but if the pool house is big enough, has enough plumbing and electricity, and is close enough to your outdoor activities, I think it’s a great idea. You can be more flexible and have a more complete kitchen if it is in the pool house – stove, microwave, full size refrigerator, dishwasher, etc.

No sense having two outdoor kitchen areas. Put the extra money toward a nice grill, seating area, and maybe even a fireplace for the outdoor area.

are there waterfalls or ancient sites in oahu we can literally drive up to?

On August 8, 2011 · 5 Comments

I am with a senior and she can’t walk much. We rented a car though. Is it possible to get to some of the great Waterfalls or ancient sites without hiking? If not, can you recommend some easy hikes?
Is it a better idea to just circle the island and enjoy the scenic views?

Yeti and Beachgirl give good answers as usual.

Here is some more info:

Yes, it is dry so there are not many waterfalls to be seen, let alone seen from a road!
Lots of other ancient sites to see, and gorgeous vistas. If you are traveling to Oahu, info is here. If another island, please post another question, with island and travel dates, so we can try to provide a good answer!

Contact the `Ahahui and ask about events or tours for seniors, if you two are so inclined. http://www.ahahui.net/

http://ahahui.wordpress.com/category/ulupo-heiau/page/3/

–Na Pohaku o Hauwahine, Kawainui Marsh, Kailua, Oahu. if you can get a tour, drive up a somewhat rough paved/hard dirt road.
–Ulupo Heiau, Kailua, Oahu; interpretive signage, so okay to visit this on own. You will see working lo`i (taro terraced fields) if you can get to the far end of the heiau. Park in the Y’s parking lot, wheelchair or maybe walk down to the larger area. May not be able to see much but it is an ancient site that you’ll be able to get to easily.
–Kahalu`u Fishpond, Kahalu`u, Oahu.
Get some photos of the Diamond Head landmark, and then drive into the Diamond Head crater. The hike is probably too long to walk, but you can see how huge the crater is inside.

–Kukaniloko Birth Stones, Wahiawa, Oahu.

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=wl

Ancient site. Most ali`i (chiefs, royalty) were born here, or the infant would lose rank and status in society. Drive up, walk across a small field. Interpretive signage; download a brochure: http://www.hawaiistateparks.org/parks/oahu/kukaniloko.cfm

Check out the state parks site for info for parks on each island: http://www.hawaiistateparks.org/parks/
On Oahu, some other sites include:
–Makapu`u Lookout, Makapu`u, Oahu. Drive up. It is not a waterfall, but the view is stunning. Even from the parking lot instead of a short walk.
–Blow Hole Lookout, next to the “Eternity Beach” from the movie “From Here to Eternity” filmed there. You can see both from the lookout, on opposite sides of the parking lot.
–Lana`i Lookout, where you can see 3 other islands if it is a clear day. Drive up and see the sights fromt he parking lot. In winter, you can watch whales from anywhere along this coast.
–Hanauma Bay, Hanauma, Oahu, go early as the parking lot fills and closes. May need a wheel chair if you do not have a handicap placard.
–`Iolani Palace, Honolulu, Oahu. Drive up. Inside tours are limited and involve lots of stairs, so you may not wish to attempt it. On Sundays, there is street parking so you can get out right in front to get pictures at the front gate. Directly across the street is the King Kamehameha statue.
–Keaiwa Heiau, `Aiea, Oahu. A significant heiau but may not look like much. For hardcore ancient history fans.
–Nu`uanu Pali Lookout, Pali Highway, Oahu. A wheelchair would help on this longish paved walk with heavy wind gusts.
–Mauna `Ala, the Royal Mausoleum, Nu`uanu, Oahu. Burial site of many Ali`i and royals. Drive up.
Other attractions:
–For luncheon or dinner with a million dollar view, check the dates of operation for the Kapi`olani Community College Culinary Arts Program dining room, Ka `Ikena. Reservations required, Prix Fixe for a limited menu, usually fabulous Pacific Fusion fine dining, byob and no state tax. No tips, so donations to the program are welcome. Ask for a table by the window, and also ask about handicap access as the parking is on one side of the bldg. as the entrance is on the other, on the second floor (bldg. is built on a hillside so both are “ground level” but the hill can be steep). http://kcc.hawaii.edu/object/kaikenadinner.html
–Aloha Tower Marketplace, eat at any of the dockside restaurants. My preference is Gordon Biersch, sit in the bar on a cool weeknight and it’s fun to watch the ships passing.
–and of course, boat tours and air tours.

Enjoy!

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where to get detailed information of Outdoor Kitchen Equipments?

On July 27, 2011 · 1 Comments

i am looking to buy some outdoor kitchen equipment . where i can get information about them so i can decide which one will be good?

Well some basic things you should keep in your mind before purchasing an outdoor kitchen equipment are:-
1. Make sure which equipment you have needed exactly.
2. Provided space for that equipment in your kitchen.
3. Features that meet up your needs completely.
4. Brand.
5. Budget.
for more details look at………
(http://kitchenappliancestips.com/outdoor-kitchen-equipment/)

Are there any waterfalls you can swim in Northern Virginia?

On July 5, 2011 · 1 Comments

I know this may sound like a pretty funny question, but I’ve always wanted to swim in a waterfall. I haven’t been able to find out whether this opportunity exists in my area, but it’d be great if one of you could help me out. Does anyone know of any ‘swimmable’ waterfalls in or near the Northern Virginia area? Near Fairfax or Washington D.C.?

The Anacostia and Potomac rivers are both very polluted so even if swimming were available I wouldn’t try it.

Btw there are no Waterfalls in the D.C metro area.

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What’s the best way to prepare a base for Envirotile Recycled Rubber Pavers from Home Depot for a patio?

On July 1, 2011 · 1 Comments

I’m planning on using recycled rubber tiles for an outdoor patio. Home Depot has the brand Envirotile. I was wondering the best way to prepare the base? Should I do it exactly the same as if I’m using stone Pavers? Or should I skip the sand and just use gravel? How deep should I dig?

Thanks!

What you want to do is the exact same as putting down paving slabs, set up your screeds and put in a stone base ( about 3 inches ) and whack it using a whacker plate ( available from any plant and tool hire ) The stone will whack down about an inch or so, this will give you a firm base to ensure your slabs dont sink. Now using 3 parts sand and 1 part cement fill the base up to the top and screed it off flush with the screeds around the outside and whack it down, then fill it back up again and screed it, but dont whack it this time. Finally lay the recycled slabs on top. The moisture in the ground and air will make the sand and cement go off over the coming week and it will be fully set. Overall, you want to dig a depth of about 150 mm or 6 inches

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