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10 Minute Tone Your Arm Workout

Who doesn’t want toned arms? I know I need to work on mine! Follow Schellea Fowler through a 10 minute toned arms workout for women over 50. You don’t need any equipment. This exercise is suitable for beginners and seniors. Get rid of flabby arms and batwings forever! Try this easy to follow workout on a regular basis and you will be on your way to creating toned arms that are strong and fabulous!

Video via fabulous50s

You should always consult your physician or other healthcare provider before changing your diet or starting an exercise program. WAAC is not responsible for any accident or injury that may occur while undertaking these exercises.

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Registration Open for August Exercise Classes

Good morning to our valued members!

The Centre had reopened this past Monday for dining, pool playing, and using the fitness equipment. Now it’s time to get our exercise classed going! We started registration on Wednesday for those who had their April classes canceled due to the lockdown and we are now opening registration for the rest of our members!

Classes will run for 4 weeks, starting August 3rd. Please note that Monday classes will not be held on the Civic Holiday (Aug 2nd) but will start the following week and run for 4 weeks.

Classes held at the WAAC must have a minimum of 7 participants to be held. Classes held at Trinity United Church must have a minimum of 8 participants to be held.

Distancing restrictions are still in effect, even for those who are fully vaccinated, so all classes are capped at 10 participants (except Drumming, which holds a maximum of 7 due to equipment needs).

The cost is $16 per session (4 weeks @ $4 each per class).

To register or if you have any questions, please call Victoria at 519-627-6224 or email srcentre@kent.net.

See you in the Centre!

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Outdoor and Zoom Exercise Classes in July

UPDATE!!!!

We have not had enough participants register for the July sessions. Rather than cancel the classes, we will be pushing the classes back by 1 week to allow for an extension for registration. As such, the new registration deadline is now Friday, July 9th by 4pm.

All classes will now be pushed back 1 week and start the week of July 12 instead of the 5th. Jeannette will still not be available the week of the 19th.

The new dates are as follows:

Original Message:

Yes, you read that right! While we may not be able to have you back in the Centre yet, we are able to offer exercise classes outside and over Zoom!

We are so excited to be able to get our members participating in our exercise classes again! The WAAC will be offering four different outdoor classes; Urban Poling, Essentrics, Chair Yoga, and a Low Impact fitness class designed specifically for older adults! In the case of light rain, classes will be held under the concession pavilion. In the case of heavy rain or thunderstorms, a make-up class will be scheduled.

We are also thrilled to be able to offer our first every ONLINE classes, with our new dance instructor, Karen Parent! These classes will take place on the Zoom platform and can easily be done from the comfort of your own home!

Contact Victoria either by phone at (519) 627-6224 or by email at srcentre@kent.net to register or for more information. Registration closes this Friday, July 2nd 9th. Please note that classes must have a minimum of 7 participants to be held.

Outdoor classes

Urban Poling with Fran Mondays, 10:30-11:30
Class will run for 4 weeks
$16 for the month for members

Poles can be signed out from the Centre. Call to reserve your set today!

Essentrics with Jeannette
Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30
There will not be a class July 20th
Class will run for 3 weeks
$12 for the month for members

Please bring your yoga mat. It is also recommended that you bring a blanket to put between your mat and the ground.

Chair Yoga with Jeannette Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30
There will not be a class July 21th Class will run for 3 weeks
$12 for the month for members.

Please bring your own lawn chair.

Low Impact Senior Fitness with Jeannette
Thursdays, 10:30-11:30
There will not be a class July 22nd Class will run for 3 weeks
$12 for the month for members.

All outdoor classes will be at Glen Mickle Park from 10:30am to 11:30 am

Zoom classes


Zoom classes will include full instruction, videos of the steps (both to the music and to count) for you to practice between classes, and a full video of each class. The videos will only be accessible to those who have registered in the class via a private link.

Salsa Fitness with Karen
*New Class*
Tuesdays, 9:15-10:15
Class will run for 4 weeks
$16 for the month for members No partner required!

Line Dancing with Karen Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30
Class will run for 4 weeks
$16 for the month for members

The Centre has a very limited number of tablets available to loan if needed.

Meet Our New Instructor

Karen Parent is a retired high school teacher, mother of 5 and grandmother to 11 grandchildren.
Karen is the co-owner of Rhythm of the Night Dance Studio in Chatham. She and her husband, Randy, have been teaching ballroom dance for more than 15 years, first as assistant teachers for Opal Ballroom Dance before opening their own studio when their teachers retired. When Karen discovered there were a lot of women out there who wanted to dance, but couldn’t find willing partners, Karen added Salsa Fitness and Line Dancing to the studio’s class lineup.
Welcome to the WAAC, Karen!

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Thinking Thursdays – Riddles and Brainteasers

It’s time again for our Riddles and Brainteasers post for the month. Last month’s post really got your brain working out. Hopefully, today’s questions have you testing your mental agility again! As usual, we will post the 10 riddles below, then the answers, with a graphic separating the two, so hopefully you will notice if you start to scroll too far (but I won’t tell anyone if you cheat and peek at the answers!)

Don’t forget to tell us in the comments how you did!

The Questions

  1. When John was six years old, he hammered a nail into his favorite tree to mark his height. Ten years later at age sixteen, John returned to see how much higher the nail was. If the tree grew by five centimeters each year, how much higher would the nail be?
  2. I am four times as old as my daughter. In 20 years time I shall be twice as old as her. How old are we now?
  3. There is a lily pad in a small pond. The lily pad doubles in size each day. On the 20th day, it covers the whole pond. On what day was the lily pad  half the size of the pond?
  4. Which word is the odd one out?
    Seventy Brawl
    Clover Proper
    Carrot Swing
    Change Travel
    Sacred Stone
  5. You want to boil a two-minute egg. If you only have a three-minute timer (hourglass), a four-minute timer and a five-minute timer, how can you boil the egg for exactly two minutes?
  6. What has five wheels, though most people think of it as having only four. You cannot use it without that one wheel more, you can put things in it, you can strap things on top, You can’t find it in the market, but you can still go shop. What is it?
  7. If you were to spell out every whole number (in English), how high would you have to count before you would use the letter A?
  8. There is a certain club which is for men only. There are 600 men who belong to this club and 5% of these men wear one earring. Of the other 95% membership, half wear two earrings and the other half wear none. How many earrings are being worn in this club?
  9. A 300 ft. train is traveling 300 ft. per minute must travel through a 300 ft. long tunnel.  How long will it take the train to travel through the tunnel?
  10. You are standing in front of a room with one lightbulb inside of it. You cannot see if it is on or off. Outside the room, there are 3 switches in the off positions. You are allowed to flip whatever switches you want but can only enter the room once. How can you determine which switch controls the lightbulb?


The Answers

  1. The nail would be at the same height since trees grow at their tops.
  2. I am 40 and my daughter is 10. (In twenty years, I will be 60 and she will be 30)
  3. Day 19.  Most will say day 10, but that is incorrect because on day 20 the lily pad will have  doubled from day 19, so 19 must be half the size of the pond.
  4. Carrot. When the first and last letters are removed from the other words, they still spell another word.
    Seventy -> Event Brawl -> Raw
    Clover -> Love Proper -> Rope
    Swing -> Win Change -> Hang
    Travel -> Rave Sacred -> Acre
    Stone -> Ton
  5. Once the water is boiling, turn the three-minute timer and five-minute timer over. When the three-minute timer runs out, put the egg in the boiling water. When the five-minute timer runs out, two minutes have elapsed, and it is time take the egg out of the water. You don’t need the four-minute timer for this riddle.
  6. A car
  7. One thousand
  8. Six hundred. We know that 5%, or 30 of the men are wearing one earring. Of the other 95%, or 570, we know that half are wearing two earrings and the other half none. This is the same as if they all wore one.
  9. 2 minutes. The front of the train will make it through the tunnel in one minute, but the back of the train will just be entering the tunnel. It takes another minute for the back of the train to exit the tunnel.
  10. You turn 2 switches “on” and leave 1 switch “off” and wait about a minute. Just before you enter the room, turn one switch from “on” to “off”. Once in the room, if the lightbulb is on, it is obviously the switch that is still “on”. If the lightbulb is cold, then it was the switch that you never touched. If the lightbulb is off, but warm to the touch, it must be the last switch you turned off right before you entered the room.

How well did you do with our riddles today? Make sure you let us know in the comments!

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Wally Wackers starts THIS Thursday!

NOTE: I just wanted to update all of our golfers out there to let them know that Wally Wackers starts THIS Thursday, May 27th, not next week as originally posted. I apologize for the error, which was caused by our email system incorrectly dating Jane McGill’s incoming email (and all other emails this morning 😬). The great news is that it means an extra week of golf!!

Original Post:

Attention all WAAC golf enthusiasts! I know many of you are anxious to get back on the golf course and get swinging. Well you are about to get your chance, because I received a message from Jane McGill this morning that Wally Wackers starts next Thursday! Just a reminder that registration starts at 8:30am. Teams will be assigned at that time. Tee time is 9am.

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Ask a Tech Geek~~Social Media Safety Part 3

Our Tech Geek is back discussing ways to keep us safe online. If you have any questions, at the end of this article is information on how you can contact our Resident Geek.

You just found out that your friends list all received a message with a link but you did not send it.  How did it get sent? Was your account hacked and if so how?

Facebook account hacking does happen and there are ways to control your attacks if you have not been locked out.  

How to Check If You’ve Been Hacked

Click on the arrow in the top right corner on the down arrow right beside your notifications, if you’re on a computer, or tap the menu icon if you’re on a phone then select “Settings and Privacy” This will bring you to the Setting screen, on the left click on Security and Login.  This screen will reveal all the devices that are logged in or have logged in to your account.

If you see an unrecognizable location or device click the three dots beside it and then click “Not You”. If they are active you can log them out. Then continue through the steps to secure your account or report the incident via Facebook.com/help.

Not Hacked Then Your Account Has Been Compromised.

We all see the ads for those instant games or ones our friends share on Facebook. Like what type of tattoo would you get?  What type of person are you?  Who is watching over you? What is your symbol?

You just have to click and play to reveal the answers.  

Are you aware that some of those instant Games or applications will compromise your Facebook account? How you ask?

Some apps are considered Rogue apps or games and you give them permission to access your Facebook account. These rogue apps will post on your wall, use your account to spam groups you are in or post on your wall. They well send Private Message your friends sending links that can infect their computers with malware. You must becareful on what links you click on Facebook and do not give any application or website to much access to your account.

Example of one type of Instant Game

How to Remove These Apps and Instant Games

Click on the arrow in the top right corner on the down arrow right beside your notifications, if you’re on a computer, or tap the menu icon if you’re on a phone then select “Settings and Privacy” This will bring you to the Setting screen, on the left you will see Apps and Websites as well as Instant Games. 

Click on Apps and Websites to reveal which apps or websites have access to your account. You will see a list of apps and websites beside each one you will see a view and edit button. Click on it and you will see what Facebook permissions they have.  You can also remove the ones you no longer use or do not recognize.

Click on Instant Games and view the list of games that has access to your private information. Click on the view and edit button beside the game to review what information and Facebook permission was granted.  To remove instant games you must click the box beside the game and click remove. You can remove individually or do a bulk removal.

What to Do You If Your Account Has Be Hacked Or Compromised

  1. Change your Facebook password. This blocks any potential hacker from using your account to further spread the virus. To change your password, go to “Settings and Privacy under Login click “Edit” next to “Password.”
  2. Post a quick update letting your friends know your account was hacked, and not to click any links posted by you during the compromise time frame.
  3. Sweep your computer with your anti-virus, anti-malware and anti-spyware applications. This will take a while, but should snag and cleanse the downloaded virus.

Remember to be dilligent in keeping an eye on what apps, websites and games have access and permissions to your Facebook account. If we keep on top of them they will be less likely to hijack your account.

If you have a question you would like to have answered. Here are three ways you can ask.

  1. Leave a comment on this post,
  2. Use our  Send a Message page
  3. Email our Geek at techgeek@wallaceburgadultactivitycentre.ca

Till next time stay safe, stay healthy and most of all stay positive.

Your Resident Geek.

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Happy Easter!

Easter has been seen as a time of new life and renewal as the Earth shakes off the cold snow of winter and the flora and fauna begin to appear again. It is such a hopeful time of year, with the promise of great things to come.

This past year has been challenging for everyone. As we move into another shutdown that will keep us from our friends and family, know that there is hope around the corner as more and more people receive the vaccine and good weather will allow us to be outside and more active than this past winter.

We at the WAAC hope that this Easter inspires you to new hope, happiness, and prosperity. Wishing you the hope and beauty of springtime and the promise of brighter days ahead.

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Centre Closure Due to Provincial Shutdown

Just a little while ago, Premier Doug Ford announced that Ontario has pulled the COVID-19 Emergency Brake and the province is once again going into shutdown. This newest shutdown is to last from Saturday, April 3rd until Friday, April 30th.

What does this mean for you?

  • The Centre will be closed until we are out of shutdown. Victoria will be available to answer inquiries via phone or email Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 4pm.
  • All pool playing sessions are canceled.
  • All exercise classes are canceled. For those who have already paid for April sessions, please contact Victoria in the office at 519-627-6224 to make arrangements to pick up your refund.
  • Sue’s Kitchen will be closed. She will be taking Frozen Food orders, which will be available for pickup only on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8am until 11am. Please call 519-359-6832 to place your orders.

Our website and Facebook page will continue its regular posting schedule, as well as posting any relevant updates. Be sure to follow at www.wallaceburgadultactivitycentre.ca or www.facebook.com/WallaceburgAAC/ for the latest.

We will be working hard to prepare to reopen the Centre as soon as possible once the shutdown is over. Know that in the meantime, we are thinking of you and sending our warmest thoughts to you and hope that you all stay safe and healthy in this trying time.

Sincerely,

WAAC Board of Directors and Administrative Coordinator

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Trivia Thursday~~April 1st, 2021

It’s that time again Trivia Thursday, our 47th edition. With the rich history Wallaceburg has and the so many places to see. Today’s trivia is all about Wallaceburg’s historical and wonderful sights. There is a twist this week instead of a story we have picture hints.

Some answers are obvious while others might be harder to figure out. The answers are posted within the comment section. Do you think you can solve them? Do you know these places? Do you know their history? If not you may like to check them out.

Please feel free to leave comment and let us know how you did.

Ready…. Set… Go….. Have Fun

1. Along my trail you’ll find a story to be told. So come with me and immerse yourself… What/Who am I?

2. I am fondly known as Turtle Park and am the first splash pad of Wallaceburg although fairly small. What is my true name?

3. For 75 years our presences was known for help out our fellow man. In 2020 we had to disband. Who are we?

4. I have a hill to climb or sled down with diamonds at its feet. I am a place to have fun and to stay fit. What/who am I?

5. I stand among some tropic like native trees that bear edible fruit which the woods I reside in is named after. What is the name of my place?

6. With a riverside view that people are dying to have and where many who have contributed to the rich history of Wallaceburg reside. What/Who am I?

7. On the outskirt of town if you are looking for a trail to walk or scenic view, look no further then here. Once known at Chicken Island and home to the snowmobile club, I am now a refuge for wildlife. Who/what am I?

8. I reside with history on the Wallaceburg museum’s grounds. However for 21 years I provided water for the people of this township. Which one was it?

9. I was once where bad guys belonged now it is where smiles are maintained. Who/What am I?

10. In 1975 I was moved to my final resting place however from 1921 to 1975 I was located at this intersection. What two streets or area did I reside?

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Reminders for Those Playing Pool

Our pool tables are hopping – so much so that we are looking at adding afternoon sessions to the calendar (see our previous post for more information on that)! It’s so great to see people enthusiastic about playing!  The WAAC just wanted to send out a friendly reminder about several of our pool table protocols.

  • Registration is required for pool. You must register in advance with Victoria in the office (you can call, email or stop in the office to save your spot).
  • You will be allowed to register for up to 5 days a week.
  • Registration will start on Thursdays for the following week.
  • Spots are reserved on a first come, first serve basis.
  • A maximum of eight (8) players will be allowed in the pool area at a time.
  • No spectators or guests allowed.
  • Drop-ins will be allowed only if there are available spots.
  • Please pay prior to beginning play. If you need change, please see Victoria in the office.

Adhering to these protocols will ensure that we are following all COVID-19 government regulations. This will help keep you and our community safe and allow us to continue to offer this program.

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Possible Afternoon Pool Sessions

Due to the extreme popularity of our pool tables, we are looking at possibly opening an afternoon session to accommodate everyone! The afternoon session will run from 1:00 until 3:30. The cost would be $2 for the entire afternoon.

This is where you come in. We need your help to determine if there is enough interest to run this program. Please take this short (only 1 question!) survey to let us know if adding an additional pool session is of interest to you:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6K5BKSC

Thank you for taking the time to complete this quick survey. Your feedback helps us develop programming that is of interest to our members. It is our hope that, as the vaccines roll out and cases decline, we can add back more of our programs and activities.

In the meantime, take care and stay safe!

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Ask a Tech Geek~~Social Media Safety Part 2

For the next few segments Our Geek will be discussing way to keep us safe online, If you have any questions, at the end of this article is information on how you can contact our Resident Geek.

Facebook Posts Audience Safety

It is wise to check who can view your posts every time you post something. With the “audience selector” you can choose who can see the post. When you create a post you will see who will see your post with a drop down arrow. It is here where you can select your audience

For safety reason it is best to choose your audience wisely especially when sharing private information. Be extremely careful about anything that you make public, since it makes the post visible to the world. However sometimes you need to share a post publicly.

You may not know this but the audience you select for a post will automatically be setting for all additional posts until you change your audience again. It is very important for you must pay attention to your audience setting each time your post. If you want to limit who can see any past post you can easily change them however it has to be done one at a time. Just go to the post you like to change the audience setting and click the icon beside the date/time under your name of the post. Public looks like a world, friends have two people.

Since a Facebook friend instantly gets access to a lot of your personal info, Be Very Careful Whom You Friend on Facebook.

Whenever you receive a friend request, you should  verify the person’s identity.  Make sure that they are the actual owner of the Facebook account, and that they sent you the request. There are several ways of doing that you can asking them in person, or contact them though email, other social media, text/SMS, phone, etc. you could also confirm their identity by asking a trusted mutual friend.

Remember your Facebook page/profile is an extension of you so make sure that you secure your information just as you would your home. You have control over who can see your post and who can not. Don’t be afraid to delete a person you may not know personally because your safety is more important then the number of friends you have in your list.

If you have a question you would like to have answered. Here are three ways you can ask.

  1. Leave a comment on this post,
  2. Use our  Send a Message page
  3. Email our Geek at techgeek@wallaceburgadultactivitycentre.ca

Till next time stay safe, stay healthy and most of all stay positive.

Your Resident Geek.

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April Exercise Classes – Register Today

Classes for our 4-week April Session are filling up quickly, but we do still have several openings in most classes. In fact, due to BOTH Pilates classes filling up almost right away, Dianne is offering a 2nd Pilates class on Wednesdays from 10:15 to 11:15 for those who couldn’t get into the other classes.

Registration is also now open to non-members, so if you have a friend who has expressed interest in taking a class, let them know (see chart for cost breakdown). Registration ends this Thursday, so contact Victoria at 519-627-6224 to reserve your spot today.*

For those already registered or wishing to take the Wednesday Pilates classes, please be aware that Dianne is not able to have class on Wednesday April 7th and will hold a make-up date on Monday April 12 instead. Class time and location remain the same.

*Just as a reminder, if a class does not meet the minimum number of participants (7 minimum for classes held at the WAAC, 8 minimum for classes held at Trinity United Church), it will unfortunately need to be canceled.

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Virtual Tour – Jerusalem

Easter weekend is next weekend and Passover starts tomorrow. It is fitting that today’s virtual tour takes us to Jerusalem, the heart of the Abrahamic religions – Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. Each year, during Passover and Easter thousands of worshipers flock to Jerusalem’s holiest sites. Unfortunately, this year that won’t be possible so we’re bringing these breathtaking and spiritual sites to you in a special virtual tour.

See the Tower of David, the Western Wall, the Dome of the Rock, and numerous other historical sites in this beautiful tour

Video via Israel

As always, if there is a specific city or site that you want to have a virtual tour of, just let us know and we will do what we can to make it happen!

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Trivia Thursday~~March 25, 2021

It’s that time again Trivia Thursday, our 46th edition. It is Repeat Thursday. To test our memories and our knowledge we are posting a repeat of one of our past trivia segments. . Think you know the answers? Are you up to the challenge?

As usual the trivia questions will be listed with a short story below which has the answers hidden within it. Some answers are obvious while others might be harder to figure out. The answers are posted with in the comment section. Do you think you can solve them?

Please feel free to leave comment and let us know how you did.

Ready…. Set… Go….. Have Fun

Questions:

  1. What is the hashtag symbol technically called?
  2. How many folds in a chef’s toque (hat) and what do they represent?
  3. According to the Guinness book, what was recorded as being 63 football fields long?
  4. What is the national animal of Scotland?
  5. What does M&M stands for?
  6. How many Grammys did Elvis win?
  7. What was the first soft drink in space?
  8. Approximately how many grapes go into one bottle of wine?
  9. What Aves has one of the highest metabolisms?
  10. What did clocks never have before 1577?

Story:

A Lion named Murrie and a Unicorn named Mars were the most unusual companions.  While most thought they should be mortal enemies, Mars and Murrie were like a brother and sister.  Growing up together they shared every experience and adventure.  When they were young they did the Pepsi and Coca Cola challenge. Murrie picked Pepsi while Mars pick Coca Cola but they both preferred Tab.  Murrie always chuckled at how Mars said Octopus as “Octothorpe”.

Today was going to be the biggest adventure ever, Mars was getting married to the love of his life, a young Pegasus name Marie. Murrie was thrilled to be their Maid of Honour. They met Marie at a small restaurant called The Minute Hand where they not only learned there was a 100 ways to say hello but a 100 ways to cook an egg.

Mars nervously waited for his bride to be as Murrie helped Marie adjust her veil. The Second hand veil was Marie’s something old and the 700 hummingbirds that were to carry it down the aisle was something new as well as borrowed but she was missing something blue.  Murrie reached in her mane and pulled out 3 small blue Forget-Me-Nots and gently placed them in Marie’s hair.

“You are beautiful and are ready to walk down the aisle to marry Mars.” She said with a slight tear of joy in her eye, and a hug.

Just then the wedding march began. Together they proceeded.

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The Wonders of Nature Around Us~~March 24, 2021

What a wonderful time of the year, Spring when the earth awakes from its slumber and the migrating birds return. It is during these times that hope and faith are renewed as beauty blooms and new growth begins.

The sweet melody of birds fill the air as the spring flowers send forth a sweet smell upon the air. Spring is a time when the wonders of natures give joy to their audience. Just a simple walk around the block or sitting on a balcony/porch the sights and sounds of nature bring a peace that is awe inspiring. Take the time to enjoy what is around us.

Today, we are sharing a wonderful video that the Sydenham Field Naturalist have created. The Birds of Southwestern Ontario. With prime birdwatching season upon us and migrating birds flying through our area what better time to share the wonders of birds found in our area. We hope you enjoy this wonderful relaxing video. Happy Spring everyone.

We are always looking for new perspectives of our local wonders and sights so please feel free to share your with us . You can  send us a message for more details because everyone’s perspective is beautiful.