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Taking a trip...need to know how to get there and what the weather's going to be like enroute?  Well, these links will help you out!  Use Google Maps or Map Quest to map your trip, then, find the zipcode of your destination and see what the weather service has to say about the anticipated weather!  (That'll give you a general idea...we all know how accurate the weather man is at times!)


DON'T KNOW the zipcode of your destination?  Just click on the "Anywho" button and put in the name of the business or person....  TAA DAA.  Write down the address/zipcode and put the zipcode in the weather box to find the forecast for that area. 
    
 
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Trailering out-of-state can be tricky!  The links below may help you out!  US Rider's Trailering and Equine Travel Safety Area page, Equi Spirit's Horse Trailer Articles and the U.S. State & Territory Animal Import Regulations.   Happy Trails!
  
Current Temperature - Mankato, MN (56001)
Partly Cloudy
Temperature 75°F
Feels Like 75°F
Humidity 44%
Visibility 10.0 miles
Pressure 29.97 falling
Wind ESE at 5 mph
10 Day Forecast - Mankato, MN (56001) High/Low Precip. %
Sunday
Apr 20
HASH(0xa898c58) 75°F / 52°F 0%
Monday
Apr 21
AM Showers 69°F / 38°F 30%
Tuesday
Apr 22
Mostly Sunny 61°F / 44°F 10%
Wednesday
Apr 23
T-Showers / Wind 57°F / 47°F 40%
Thursday
Apr 24
Scattered T-Storms 63°F / 46°F 50%
Friday
Apr 25
Partly Cloudy / Wind 56°F / 37°F 20%
Saturday
Apr 26
Mostly Cloudy 53°F / 40°F 10%
Sunday
Apr 27
Showers 56°F / 42°F 40%
Monday
Apr 28
Mostly Cloudy 54°F / 39°F 20%
Tuesday
Apr 29
Cloudy 61°F / 43°F 10%
TIME...the older we get the less of it we seem to have.  Even though the calendar and clock are consistently constant...our routine, attitude, and commitments make some days long and some days short!  Although we have our four-legged friends to help us drift back to reality and some semblance of calm; our lives are still filled with STRESS, unhealthy habits, and the misconception that we will live forever.  We're going to always remain young in our minds, but just in case our bodies do not recognize that we are not "forever young" and in optimal health.  Here is some information that was sent to us via e-mail.  Several attachments are at the given for more research.

RECOGNIZING A STROKE:

For More Info.....
http://www.snopes.com/medical/disease/stroke.asp
http://www.cdc.gov/cvh/library/fs_stroke.htm
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/stroke.htm

During a BBQ a a lady stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) and had just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes. They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening. Ingrid's husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital - (at 6:00pm, Ingrid passed away.)  She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ - had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke perhaps Ingrid would be with us today.

(TRUE?  Who knows if there really was a person named Ingred who died...but read on...)

A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke...totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed an getting to the patient within 3 hours which is tough.

Thank God for the sense to remember the "3" steps.! Read and Learn!

Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify.  Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim
may suffer brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.

Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

1. *Ask the individual to SMILE.
2. *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.
3. *Ask the person to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (i.e. . It is sunny out today)

If he or she has trouble with any of these tasks, call 9-1-1 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

After discovering that a group of non-medical volunteers could identify facial weakness, arm weakness and speech problems, researchers urged the general! public to learn the three questions. They presented their conclusions at the American Stroke Association's annual meeting last February. Widespread use of this test could result in prompt diagnosis and treatment of the stroke and prevent brain damage.

A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved. Well, everyone needs to hold their own counsil..........